Spy Shots: The Chevrolet Orlando Is On The Horizon
By John Beltz Snyder
January 26, 2010
Here are the latest spy shots of the Chevrolet Orlando, a compact CUV-ish MPV. Seen here in winter testing, it should be making its debut very soon.
It will compete with the likes of the Mazda5, but it wont have the sliding rear doors that it’s competitor has. Our photographer suggests the possibility of an optional third row of seating, which would accommodate seven occupants.
The Chevy Orlando will be built in Michigan.
Take a look in the gallery, or scroll down for some words from the shooter himself.
Chevrolet is moving into the compact MPV class with the new Orlando, shown here during winter testing. And at the same time they are actually making it more like a crossover between SUV and MPV like the Dodge Journey.
This new Orlando aims more or less directly against the Mazda 5 but it will have conventional rear doors instead of the sliding doors that we find on the Mazda.
From the size it also looks like there will be an option to order the Orlando as a seven seater.
Based on the Delta platform, this is the first MPV in a series of new GM MPVs. Later on the next generation Opel Zafira will follow. The Orlando will be built at GM´s plant in Hamtramck, Michigan and is expected for 2010.