Chevrolet Orlando premieres in Paris
Chevrolet’s first European MPV, the Orlando, will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September, one of four Chevrolet world premieres at the show.
The Orlando is based on the show car concept from Paris 2008 and combines seven-seat practicality and interior flexibility with striking crossover design, according to the General Motors-owned company.
Customers will have a choice of three engines: 141bhp 1.8-litre petrol; 131bhp 2.0-litre diesel; and a potent 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel – all of which have been described as frugal and fuel efficient.
While standard equipment includes electronic stability control, six airbags, air conditioning and electrically heated door mirrors, Chevrolet insists the ‘most ingenious’ aspect of the MPV is the storage area behind the front fascia of the audio.
“The new Orlando kicks off an ambitious seven-product launch programme over the next 15 months," said president and managing director Wayne Brannon, who believes the Orlando will ‘also bring new customers to the Chevrolet brand.’
Production of the Orlando starts in October, with sales commencing early next year. The company hasn’t released a pricing strategy as of yet.