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2012 Chevrolet Orlando

A Seven-Seater That Makes The Grass Look Greener Let's do a quick recap of famous people, places and things that bear the name Orlando. There is the hunky Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, the not-so-hunky actor Tony Orlando, and there was even a 1992 chick-flick entitled, you guessed it, Orlando. While the name doesn't really imply anything uniquely Canadian, the new 2012 Chevrolet Orlando does because this is one Orlando that's only available in Canada, at least within the confines of North America. Even though the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando isn't available in the U.S., it has been... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.4L I4
Power:
174 HP / 171 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$19,995 CAD (base)
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    Video: Florida shop will give you a new 'do and new duals
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    As we've established before, the waiting room at your local auto shop or dealership is awful. Like a simple automotive prison sentence, though, you're generally forced to hang out while the mechanics wrench on your stricken vehicle. How refreshing would it be, though, if you could knock out another errand at the same time? Well, Superior Muffler and ...

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    Study: Watch your step if you're a pedestrian in Orlando, America's least-safe city for walking
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    Former Volt, Fisker executive Tony Posawatz joins Electrification Coalition
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    Video: Florida cop under investigation for pedestrian hit-and-run caught on camera
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    We can't say for certain, but we imagine that "don't run down pedestrians" is somewhere near the top of every police officer's daily to-do list. One patrolman in Orlando seems to have missed that memo. Three months ago, officer Michael Fiorentino-Tyburski struck 36-year-old Tetris Nunn as he was attempting to cross the street at a crosswalk. The ...

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    Official: Chevy to unveil updated Spark, Malibu diesel and Orlando Turbo in Paris
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    Report: GM to build Cruze and other Chevy models in Europe?
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    Chevy Volt is paid for and fueled by solar power
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    First Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Orlando
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    A Seven-Seater That Makes The Grass Look Greener Let's do a quick recap of famous people, places and things that bear the name Orlando. There is the hunky Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, the not-so-hunky actor Tony Orlando, and there was even a 1992 chick-flick entitled, you guessed it, Orlando. While the name doesn't really imply anything uniquely ...

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    Life-size Play-Doh Chevrolet Orlando appears on London streets
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    Paris 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Orlando offers frill-free utility
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    Chevrolet has debuted its Orlando people mover here at the Paris Motor Show, and while we were originally a bit nonplussed at being promised the car in the U.S. only to have General Motors later recant, we're no longer upset at its absence. Inexpensive and frumpy smallish MPVs still manage to find an audience in many European markets, but having fiddled ...

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    Chevrolet Orlando production version unveiled ahead of Paris
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    General Motors has released official details on the production 2011 Chevrolet Orlando MPV, which will make its first public appearance at this year's Paris Motor Show. As we reported earlier and confirmed again today, GM has no plans to offer the Orlando in the United States – a shame, too, since this would indeed be a fitting replacement for the ...

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    Report: GM to launch compact van in several markets... is it the Chevy Orlando?
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    Report: GM cancels plan to sell Chevrolet Orlando in U.S.
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    Spy Shots: 2011 Chevrolet Orlando shows its face
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