The Chevrolet Orlando is speculated to be brought in India by the end of 2011.
The Chevrolet Orlando is expected to be tagged around Rs 10 lakh in India.
General Motors has introduced Chevrolet Orlando, concept MPV, at the Paris Motor Show, 2008; the production version of the MPV was showcased at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, reports say that it will commence sales in early 2011 while the Indian debut would be possible followed by European launch. The concept version was a seven seater affair and possessed crossover like built. The Orlando shares the same platform of Chevrolet Cruze.
If media reports are to be believed, the Chevrolet Orlando is supposed to replace Chevrolet Tavera. After discontinuing the Tavera in most of the BS III cities, there remains a void from Chevrolet side. The much-expected Chevrolet Orlando will be competing with the likes of Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and other India bound mini MPV like Maruti R3, Nissan NV200, Hyundai ic25 and Ford B-Max. This yet-to-be launched Chevrolet MPV would be loaded with a 1.8 litre petrol mill and a 2.0 litre diesel powertrain. The 1.8 litre petrol engine is expected to produce a top power of 141 bhp while the 2.0 litre diesel engine would churn out maximum power of 131 bhp via either a 4 speed automatic, 5 speed or 6 speed automatic gearboxes.
The Multi Purpose Utility concept vehicle of the General Motors- Chevrolet Orlando- has got European flair of design, the roofline is low and rest of the body matches to crossover like built. The front face of the MPV carries trademark appearance comprising of bow-tie-badge, and split radiator grille. The vehicle has been adorned with sweeping headlamps like Chevy Cruze, wraparound tail lights, flared fender lines, sporty stance, etc. The side view of the Orlando looks very gentle with minimum art work, it has body colour stylish rear view mirrors and door handles. The rear side of the Chevrolet Orlando has got new design tail lamps, full-length glass-roof, twin chrome finished exhaust system.
The interior of the Chevrolet Orlando is impressive and elegant that is attributed by its dual cockpit design theme. The interior concept pictures suggest that the dashboard has got dual tone wrapping, twin shaped AC vents, center dash sports hi-fi audio system and attached AC controls. The instrument panel illuminated with ice-blue theme, has been positioned just behind the three spoke steering wheel; it can be seen clearly while sitting on the driver seat. The steering wheel has been gifted with mounted audio controls. There are three seat rows in the Orlando along with ample cargo room and various small storage areas. Other details like safety, control and comfort have not been disclosed by the company as it is still a concept model.
The upcoming Chevrolet Orlando might be introduced with two types of engine trims i.e. petrol and diesel. The petrol version is reported to be fitted with a 1.8 litre engine that will produce top power of 141 bhp, whilst the 2.0 litre diesel variant would churn out maximum power of 131 bhp; both the engines are speculated to be coupled with 4, 5 or 6 speed automatic gearbox. The Chevrolet Orlando is a concept MPV and believed to be fitted with fuel efficient and powerful engine. The company tried hard to achieve as much low overall weight as it can for the common MPV like fuel economy.
The latest media reports suggest that the all new Chevrolet Orlando will be packed with both petrol and diesel powered engines. The 1.8 litre petrol engine is said to deliver highest power of 141 bhp and the 2.0 litre diesel powertrain would output peak power of 131 bhp through 4, 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission. It is also expected to add 4 cylinder engine that will provide the engine much needed caliber for class leading performance and acceleration.
The company may equip the Chevy Orlando with newly developed 2.0 litre turbo engine that cranks out a top power of 150 hp and top torque of 320 Nm.
As mentioned earlier the Chevrolet Orlando would be launched in two types of motors i.e. petrol and diesel. The petrol version will have a 1.8 litre, 141 bhp powertrain under its hood while the diesel version will have a 2.0 litre, 131 bhp mill, both the motors might be incorporated with 4, 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission. The vehicle has been assembled with light weight wheels & material and aerodynamic design to get zipper acceleration and performance.
The Chevrolet Orlando is built up on the Chevrolet Cruze's platform thus well suited for a mini MPV. The concept vehicle looks heavy but is compact, actually. The fresh flared fenders replacing flat side-body make it just like a SUV and basic structure similar to a car's. The front fascia of the Orlando is head turning, it has got trademark bow-tie badge at twin-port radiator grille and sweeping headlamps. The ice-blue theme is inserted in the laser-etched surfacing of the head lights, full length glass roof and tail-lamps.
The Chevrolet Orlando has been glorified with body colour rear view mirrors with ice-blue theme, the door handles are also wrapped in body match; the side view of the car has got artistic design job. The side view speaks volumes about its futuristic design, it has 3 dimensional curves, bold lines and newly shaped wheelarches. The Chevrolet Orlando is reported to be assembled with 16, 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels option; the wheels have wider spokes that enhance its sporty image.
The fit and finish at the rear side of the Chevrolet Orlando seems of first rate, the side has MUV standard flat rear portion. The tail lamps are stacked horizontally in peculiar shape; the rear hatch provides you full length opening so that you can put very large size luggage in the car. The Orlando has been gifted with twin chrome finish exhaust system that compliments to the overall sober looks.
The concept vehicle, Chevrolet Orlando sports ultra-modern interior dominated by dual cockpit design theme. The cockpit design wears two tone scheme, all the components are fitted with utmost care and the end result is mind-blowing. The dashboard has got total four AC vents; the centrally located vents are placed vertically with black grille while the other two vents are in like a fighter jet's one. The upcoming Chevrolet Orlando sports audio system at the upper side of the dash and AC control at lower side. The gear shift knob is wrapped in leather with chrome insert. Moreover, the instrument cluster features ice-blue backlight in its two round shape meters and a vertical display. The steering wheel of the Orlando is multi-functional; it has three spokes and mounted audio controls.
The yet-to-be-launched Chevrolet Orlando is fitted with three seats row that provides seating capacity for 7 occupants. Inside the cabin, there is ample storage capacity such as overhead storage compartment, glovebox, second row centre armrest and a larger cargo space.
The interior of the Chevrolet Orlando is designed in a way to make required passenger comfort and luggage storage. There are three seat rows in the car that can accommodate 7 passengers at a time. The second and rear seat rows can be folded down completely as the second row is 60:40 and third seat row is 50:50 split folding; that means you can load very large luggage in the car when required.
The Chevrolet Orlando is packed with CD/MP3 player and Auto Ac system that make the inside atmosphere rocking as well as comfortable. The powered and multi-functional steering wheel is responsive and allows smooth handling.
The concept vehicle- Chevrolet Orlando is reported to be loaded with a 1.8 litre petrol engine and a 2.0 litre diesel engine. The 1.8 litre petrol mill is able to pump out a top power of 141 bhp and the 2.0 litre diesel motor can produce maximum power of 131 bhp; both the engine are speculated to be coupled with 4, 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission. The company might also surprised us by incorporating a 2.0 litre turbo charged diesel engine that lays out highest power of 150 hp and peak torque of 320 Nm.
The upcoming MPV from GM- Chevrolet Orlando- might be equipped with a CD/MP3 player with AM/FM radio plus USB and AUX input jack. The steering wheel of the concept Orlando is having mounted audio control for the comfort of the driver.
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The Chevrolet Orlando will also have a manual AC system with sufficient vents.
The much-awaited MPV from GM, Chevrolet Orlando is expected to be assembled with 17, 18 and 19 inch alloy wheels with high profile tyres. The spokes of the wheels would be bolder and new design wise. The wheelarches of the car are of flared fenders type instead of flat side-body.
The Chevrolet Orlando is believed to be equipped with front ventilated disc brakes and rear drum type brakes along with ABS with EBD and BA. It is also reported that it will have class leading suspension system as required by this type of mini MPV.
No specific details regarding the handling and safety is available so far for the Chevrolet Orlando. We can expect the vehicle to be packed with at least front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, front fog lamps, disc brakes, child safety doors, engine immobilizer, 3 point seat belts, adjustable head restraints, etc.
Chevrolet Orlando Pros :
Spacious MPV, user friendly and luxurious type interior features, stylish interior and exterior design.
Chevrolet Orlando Cons :
Must have to wait for its production version.
The Chevrolet Orlando test mules have been spotted doing test runs around the world. The Orlando is a 7 seater MPV based on the same platform as the apna Chevrolet Cruze Sedan.
The Cruze’s 2.0L, 150bhp CRDI diesel engine will be powering the Orlando and a hybrid version will follow soon. There will also be petrol engines on offer, a 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter/turbocharged are expected to do the job.