• Sep 16, 2008
Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Chevy Orlando

The Chevy Orlando, due to be revealed at next month's Paris Motor Show, has turned tail and the rendering doesn't look half-bad. It's mildly reminiscent of the Audi A2 from way back when, in an exaggerated, chunked-up way, and we get a little Volvo feeling from the sculpted area of the rear lights. Overall, we give it a thumbs up.

The Orlando is a compact seven-seater, and the dip in the rear roofline means that those last to occupants might need to be especially compact. However, the intended audience is probably not the local WNBA team, so the kids should fit just fine. With a hot front and rear, and an interior that nearly qualifies as dreamy, this is the kind of thing we're looking forward to checking out in the flesh. Stay tuned for Paris...


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      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's what happens when a Ford Flex and a Mercedes GL have a baby. I'll call him Glex.

      Ok kidding side I have to wait until I actually see the concept before I give my highly valued some schmuck commenter on a blog opinion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jesus christ, autoblog... be careful where you stick those images, we can't unsee something!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good rear for a Volvo!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good. No need to get excited over it though, that rear will never make it on the production car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guarantee you this will have an E-flex powertrain. Not only will it be built on the same chassis and in the same factory, they're re-using the Volt's styling with the black roof that continues the feature down onto the rear vertical.

      My guess is that this black roof to trunk/hatch look will be their E-flex signature, making room for a possible (inevitable) future solar roof.
      • 6 Years Ago
      DONT WORRY -- they wont make it to production --- expensive, and not appropriate for a little engine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My thoughts exactly, Bob. This is a poor clone of the Compass. Now what's the problem with the Compass? It's in the basic front door/seats layout. The front backrests, sit way behind the B-pillar, for all but the tiniest of persons. I first saw the Compass valet parking at the Fairmont Copley and thought it looked smart. Then I saw the front headrests appearing HALFWAY into the rear passenger windows, adjusted for 2 older, not very large people. This vehicle has the same problem, tiny front doors, with front seats set back too far. The driver's vision is obstructed by the B-pillar, and the car looks like the seats are crammed in a sausage. Not elegant nor ergonomic. Why take the bad from the Compass design when you could have improved on it?
      • 6 Years Ago
        • 6 Years Ago
        You mean the Nissan Cube I guess?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, Honda just had a JDM model that looked a lot like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugly. But the interior is very well done.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That would have make a sweet looking Volt :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The LS460 called, it wants its exhaust tips back.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Too bad these ones are probably actually connected to the exhaust....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rear visibility must not have been on the top of their list...
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