2011 Chevrolet Orlando. Based on the show car concept first seen in 2008, the Chevrolet Orlando 2011 is nevertheless a true family car for the times, combining 7-seater practicality, interior flexibility and generous load space.
The Chevrolet Orlando will offer a refreshing alternative to many of the family vans currently on the market. The distinctly recognizable Chevrolet face is complemented by a profile characterized by the low swept roofline and the muscular, protruding wheel-arches, housing 16, 17 or 18 inch wheels.
The 2011 Chevrolet Orlando offers a choice of three of Chevrolet’s fuel efficient engines, one gasoline and two diesels. All engines are transversely mounted 4-cylinder units with double overhead camshafts, 16 valves and either multi-point fuel injection, or in the case of the diesels, common rail technology. All the engines have a cast-iron cylinder block and alloy head.
Orlando’s launch marks a shift for Chevrolet Europe as it adopts the same trim names being implemented globally; Chevrolet Orlando LS, LT and LTZ trims to become the norm in future Chevrolets. And in another first for Chevrolet Europe, only cars sold in right hand drive markets will carry the trim badge on the exterior.
The Chevrolet Orlando LT version features such items as parking sensors and steering wheel mounted audio controls, while the LTZ gets larger 17-inch alloy wheels, auto dipping rear view mirror and electronic cruise control as examples.
Full production of the Chevrolet Orlando started in October at General Motor’s South Korea manufacturing facilities and the car is scheduled to go on sale across Europe in early 2011.