• Sep 9, 2008
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Chevrolet OrlandoGM has announced that it will unveil the Chevy Orlando show car at the Paris Motor Show next month. The compact 7-seat crossover has a 105-inch wheelbase, rides on the same platform (Delta II) as the Chevy Cruze and gets turbodiesel power from a 2.0-liter four. The Orlando and the Chevy Tacuma prototype caught testing in disguise would appear to be one and the same, and as the Tacuma spy shots hinted, instead of a traditional vannish MPV appearance, the Orlando show car demonstrates that the production vehicle will follow the CUV pack and adopt tougher-looking SUV styling queues (Quien es mas macho? Orlando.) A substantial split grille dominates the front end, along with headlights that sweep back onto the front fender. Inside, an attractive cabin blends styling elements from a number of modern Chevys and Opels. We'll get the rest of the skinny and report back live from the Paris show next month.


[Source: GM via Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think that looks pretty good for a high count people carrier. Chevy interiors are getting good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. It looks very good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If they brought that to the US with a decent engine setup, I would buy it in a second.
        • 6 Years Ago
        interior kicks butt but the exterior looks like a cleaned Caliber. better but not by much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is GM really going to put the radio from the CTS and the gauges from the Camaro into this car? I think not.

      From the exterior it looks like a Kia Soul, which isn't a bad thing, but Kia will be on the market with the Soul before GM can do anything with this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh, this looks like a microwaved Caliber. Doesn't jive with the interior at all.

      The interior is nice, but that top spread of buttons look like they'd be hard to reach.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is likely slated for production in Detroit. I like it. While it doesn't have sliding doors, it, along with the Mazda 5, really is the return of the minivan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a sharp looking vehicle. Would be a better Equinox I think.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Clever packaging.
      Makes the most of a small platform.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's good to see this type of product on GM 's boards.
      It rocks as a new product. Build it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      As I see it on new models coming out, I'm starting to like the Chevrolet split grille more and more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That interior is great.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good. The Zafira is a big hit in Europe and if this car is based on that same car should be a very practical and good car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oops! I thought I hit the reply button to Lar's post, but I guess I didn't. My bad!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree, gold trim anything on the exterior of a vehicle looks really ghetto.

        I have a feeling that this will end up replacing the HHR in Chevy's lineup. I have read reports that the HHR will be replaced by a contemporary looking, 7 passenger, Delta II people mover. I bet this is it.

        The headlights resemble the units on the Opel Insignia. I hope this isn't an indication that this product will simply be a next gen Zafira with a Chevy grille. GM doesn't need to dilute their brands' images anymore than they already have with rebadged clones. The Zafira and "Orlando" should have completely distinct exterior designs. Sometimes GM seems to understand this while other times they don't.

        I sincerely hope they don't stick with the "Orlando" name for the production version. It's a little dorky. It wouldn't surprise me if they did. After all, GM is going with the silly "Cruze" name for Chevy's upcoming compact sedan and is sticking with the lame "LaCrosse" name for Buick's upcoming midsize sedan. I can't understand why GM doesn't utilize some of their historic model names from the past to announce their renaissance. Look what wonders the corporation did with salvaging the "Malibu" name with the excellent 2008 model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If there are any Chevy folks prowling the comments, BRING IT TO THE STATES, PLEASE!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice, clean exterior shape; excellent interior. I wish Chevrolet would get more creative on their grille design (I'm tired of seeing same one on every model), but this is a nice looking vehicle. I could do without the cutline in the doors, but I suppose they added it to remove some visual mass-- it wouldn't look as lean without it, but I wish it integrated into the rear fender better.
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