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Chevrolet Orlando news - Orlando the free - 2008
This is the Chevrolet Orlando, the second in an
extensive line of Chevys named after matinee film idols.
Following the Chevrolet Cruise (OK, it’s actually the
Cruze, but don’t let that spoil a tenuous joke), the Orlando is, we think,
named in honour of Mr Bloom, of Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings
The Orlando is a seven-seat concept which, says
Chevrolet, combines the attributes of an SUV and MPV. It’s a handsome thing,
featuring bold, blocky styling and maybe just a hint of Scion-Toyota-esque
The dash looks decent, too - and near
production-ready, we reckon - with swoopy lines similar to the Orlando’s GM
stablemate, the new Vauxhall Insignia.
Power comes from a very sensible-sounding two-litre
common rail diesel developing 148bhp and 236lb ft of torque.
After the concept’s appearance at the Paris show, we’d
expect the Orlando to morph into production form some time during 2009.
Just in time for the
Chevy Clooney, Pitt and Broadbent to hit the roads.