Chevrolet Orlando on sale in March 2011
The Chevrolet Orlando will go on sale in the UK next month, signalling the first ever seven-seat MPV from the car maker to go on sale in the UK.
Available with three trim levels; LS, LT and LTZ, the Orlando is designed to be a low-price, high value people carrier featuring Chevrolet’s new-look front end as seen on the likes of the new Aveo hatchback and Cruze saloon on which it is based.
Inside, the Orlando can carry seven or the rear two rows of seats can be folded to create a load area of 1,499 litres, or 856 litres up to the window line. This, says Chevrolet, is the largest in its class available in the UK.
However, despite the large load space and seven-seat layout, Chevrolet has added some sportier touches such as a sloping roofline and Corvette sports car-inspired dual cockpit design.
Standard equipment is more generous than previous Chevrolet models too, with numerous cubby holes and storage spaces in the cabin and electronic stability control, a sound system and power mirrors on all models.
Engine options will comprise a 1.8-litre 141hp petrol or two 2.0-litre diesel engines producing 130hp or 163hp.
Both diesels deliver 159g/km of CO2 emissions and will be eligible for some of the lowest road tax rates in the segment.
As a large family car, Chevrolet has focused on delivering maximum safety in the Orlando. This means ABS, electronic brake force distribution, hydraulic brake assist and six airbags are fitted as standard across the range.
The new Chevrolet Orlando will go on sale in the UK in March 2011 and prices will be announced closer to the launch date.