2012 Chevrolet Orlando
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2012 Chevrolet Orlando

Montreal, Quebec – The Orlando, Chevrolet’s newest entry into the Canadian MPV segment, has made its Canadian debut at the Montreal International Auto Show. Based on the Chevrolet Cruze sedan, the Orlando was one of the star attractions at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and is based on a show car concept first shown there in 2008.

“We’re confident the Orlando brings the great value and fuel efficiency that Chevrolet is known for to the MPV segment, but also something fresh – function with attitude,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of Chevrolet Canada. ‘It’s fitting that we would introduce such as important addition to the Chevrolet lineup here in Montreal, given the importance of small, fuel-efficient vehicles to this market. With its fuel efficiency, versatility and strong safety story, the Orlando will bring more new customers to the Chevrolet brand here and across Canada.”

The Orlando offers a theatre-style seating arrangement with three rows of seats, along with a generous cargo area and flexible storage solutions. Its most ingenious storage space is hidden behind the radio’s front fascia. By flipping up the radio’s face, occupants will find a space large enough for items such as an MP3 player, sunglasses and wallets, and on equipped models, a USB port.

The Orlando shares the Cruze sedan’s 2.4-litre direct-injected four-cylinder, with an expected power output of 178 horsepower. It will be available across Canada later this year.

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