A couple of images together with preliminary details regarding the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando MPV have just been revealed, as the new 7-seater is about to get unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Designed to look like a crossover the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando will be offered with a choice of three fuel efficient engines : a 1.8-litre petrol delivering 141 HP and two 2.0-litre capacity diesel units producing 131 HP and 163 HP respectively.
In UK the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando will be available in four trim levels while on the standard equipment list customers will find electronic stability
control, 6 air-bags, air conditioning and electrically heated and
adjustable door mirrors.
The 2011 Chevrolet Orlando price was not announced, but the the company did say the new MPV will go on sale next year, with production scheduled to start in October 2010.
More info on the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando in the official press release below.
Chevrolet press release :
- Function with attitude: striking crossover look combined with 7-seater versatility
- Chevrolet brings great value entry to compact MPV segment
- World premiere at Paris Motor Show, start of sale in early 2011
- One of four Chevrolet world premieres to be presented in Paris
Chevrolet’s first entrant into the European MPV segment, the Orlando,
will be one of the star attractions at the Mondial de l’Automobile in
Paris on September 30, when the full production model makes its world
debut. It will be one of four Chevrolet world premieres at the show.
Based on the show car concept first seen at Paris in 2008, the
Chevrolet Orlando is a true family car for the times, combining 7-seater
practicality and interior flexibility with striking crossover style
Chevrolet’s new compact MPV eschews the bland designs sometimes seen
in the segment, and instead adopts a bolder look with its low roofline
and crossover inspired silhouette, while retaining the distinctive and
recognizable Chevrolet ‘face’ depicted by the split radiator grille and
The Orlando’s low swept roof line is complemented by the muscular, protruding wheel-arches, housing 16, 17 or 18 inch wheels.
The new Orlando MPV has a key role to play in Chevrolet’s continued
product offensive in Europe, as Wayne Brannon, president and managing
director for Chevrolet Europe explains. "The new Orlando MPV kicks off
an ambitious seven-product launch program over the next 15 months.
"We’re confident the Orlando not only brings great value for money to
the MPV class but also something fresh – function with attitude if you
like – and the opportunity for us to continue building our volume across
Europe. I believe it will also bring more new customers to the
While the exterior of the new Orlando is sure to draw plenty of
attention, the interior too features the latest design cues from
Chevrolet such as the Corvette inspired dual cockpit and ambient blue
backlighting to the centre console. However, it’s the theatre style
seating arrangement of the Orlando’s three rows of seats, the generous
load area and the numerous storage solutions that will also grab the
attention of family motorists.
In spite of the sweeping roof-line, the designers have succeeded in
raising the second and third row of seats, which means Orlando’s
occupants get an even better view both forwards and to the side. And
with a wide variety of seating configurations possible, the Orlando can
be quickly transformed into one of the most voluminous MPVs in the class
when it comes to carrying loads.
Any hard working family car needs plenty of interior storage space
for all the ‘paraphernalia’ that builds up. Like the Orlando concept
car, the Orlando obliges with a range of compartments of different
shapes and sizes situated in the center console, front and rear doors,
rear cargo area and even the roof.
However, perhaps the most ingenious is a storage area hidden behind
front fascia of the audio, and within easy reach of the both the driver
and passenger. Seen originally on the Orlando concept car, the designers
have been able to integrate a usefully large area which is revealed by
flipping up the face of the audio, and large enough for such items as an
MP3 player, sunglasses and wallets. Within the space itself, there is
also a USB port – ideal for re-charging the MP3 or iPod when on the
The Orlando is based on Chevrolet’s successful and award winning
Cruze saloon, already proven to offer excellent ride and handling. Under
the hood there will be a choice of three of Chevrolet’s latest fuel
efficient engines: one petrol engine will be available, a 1.8 litre with
power output of 141 hp and two diesel units, the latest version of
Chevrolet’s 2.0 litre engine with outputs of 131hp (low output) or 163
hp (high output).
Customers will also be able to choose from four trim levels in the UK
with standard equipment on all cars including electronic stability
control, six air-bags, air conditioning and electrically heated and
adjustable door mirrors.
Full production of the Chevrolet Orlando starts in October with the car going on sale across Europe in early 2011.