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Paris Debut For Chevrolet Orlando Concept

GM Holden
2 October 2008
www.holden.com.au

GM Holden’s international reputation for building show stopping cars will be further enhanced with the public reveal of the Chevrolet Orlando, at the Paris Motor Show on 4 October.

Designed at GM’s global design centre in Bupyeong, Korea, the show car was built at GM’s Technical Centre in Port Melbourne, Australia before being shipped to Paris.

GM Holden’s Design Director, Tony Stolfo said the design team based in Australia had a great track record within General Motors for building world class show cars.

“With concepts such as EFIJY and Coupe 60 receiving fantastic international coverage, we have gained a strong reputation in this area,” Mr Stolfo said.

“It’s a testament to the expertise found here in Australia that we were asked to be part of this global collaboration.”

Orlando’s unique design explores the potential of combining the versatility attributes of a sport utility, a family van and a wagon in a single execution.

A seven-seat multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with distinctive sport-utility-like design, Orlando boasts adaptable seating and impressive interior space.

With flared fenders instead of a flat side-body, Orlando has a muscular stance that gives it the appearance of a sport utility vehicle, yet offers dynamic ride and handling and easy entry thanks to its car-based architecture.

The spacious cabin can be quickly transformed into a large cargo area. A generous 2,760mm wheelbase and wide front and rear tracks provide Orlando with outstanding interior roominess.

Inside, the design meets the needs of families with adaptable, theatre-style seating in three rows that comfortably accommodate up to seven occupants. Infotainment options, navigation and plenty of storage space make practical additions.

A range of occupant and load-carrying configurations is provided by 60/40 second-row and 50/50 third-row split folding seating.

Design details include a centre stack recess to hold a personal device such as iPod or MP3 player when it is connected to the USB or Aux ports.

The ice-blue theme for instrument illumination is also used on the exterior of Orlando in the laser-etched surfacing of the headlamps, tail lights and full-length glass roof.



 

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OH WOW! The radio pivots up and there is a storage area behind it! Thats smart!! Plug your MP3 and iPod in there, right to the radio without wires sticking out. SMART!

Anyone wana tell me why the engine cover is going longways, not sideways? Is this a longitudally mounted engine?
 

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Don't know Big Al but it's a 2.0 litre diesel! I really think this thing would fly off the lots if they brought it here and priced it right.
 

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to bad it won't sell in the us
 

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Son of bitch this thing is cool. It's like a super, much better looking Honda element. Do they plan on actually making this? And will it be sold here?

That's an awesome engine cover too. Which GM division designed this?
 

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This thing looks great!! This sould of been our Traverse! But since its not, they need to make this a little smaller and produce it as a next-gen HHR!!
 

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hopefully that will be the next gen HHR. but im sure we will get screwed over, and something will happen so they wont build it.
 

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I think this thing can be a seller.

More importantly these kinds of vehicles will instantly change the image that GM and American car makers as a whole has in the US as being a truck and SUV companies.
 

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Pretty freaking cool if you ask me! I rather like this, even though I really don't like the idea of another 7-seater crossover-ish thing.

Really cool though..

-Chase
 

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For once I agree; bring this here and bring it NOW! And don't cheapen/dumb it down either. This would sell here. Crap, it would sell better than most everything GM builds.
 

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I refuse to EVER buy a GM product.

...solely because GM deliberately chooses to ignore us sensible buyers and deny us this funky wagon! No GM, I don't want your porky half-baked Equitorrent or your huge Encladiaverse. I want 3-row seating in a small, parkable package.

Shame, because my toddler son just loves the Orlando! He just did his "Pee Wee Herman" dance when I showed him the pics!

Hell this thing could sell on style alone! It's versatility is merely a plus.

BTW does it feature Opel's "Flex-7" seating?
 

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We would almost definitely buy one of these if it were to come here. I was commenting to my wife about how GM needed a smaller SUV to compete with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4, etc. Something smaller and more fuel efficient than the Equinox. It's a shame. First we have to wait 2 years to get the Cruze, several years to get the Beat, and now this.
 

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We would almost definitely buy one of these if it were to come here. I was commenting to my wife about how GM needed a smaller SUV to compete with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4, etc. Something smaller and more fuel efficient than the Equinox. It's a shame. First we have to wait 2 years to get the Cruze, several years to get the Beat, and now this.
This is a crossover however its not a crossover SUV really its too low to the ground and just doesn't offer SUV styling.
 

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Here is some pictures i found on a Chinese auto website, they claim these are the production version of Orlando testing in China, i am not too sure if someone had already posted them somewhere









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They are scheduled to build it, just not for the U.S.


Buick Riviera, You got something to back up your statement?
 
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