The Chevrolet Orlando has definitely been turning heads in the European auto shows, as well as here in the states. As GM continues to realize that it’s European vehicles and platforms they use around the world would sell and be profitable here in the states more and more of what Europe drives can be on our roads as well- and why not many of these European vehicles offer fantastic gas mileage, nice ergonomics and styling. The Chevy Orlando is one of these vehicles.
The Chevy Orlando is considered a crossover type minivan. Its main purpose is to transport plenty of people comfortably. If you have a large family or need plenty of space for friends, the Chevy Orlando can be a big deal. GM has recently announced that the Orlando will be available for purchase in the states as early as 2011 and with its good looks and plenty of functionality; it will definitely be in demand.
The Chevy Orlando offers a two-box subcompact look- which is actually nicely chiseled and looks very appealing. It offers very nice styling and inside you will find three rows for 7 passenger seating. Similar to the old HHR which only had two rows and a total of 5 seats, the Orland definitely succeeds at carrying people. The interior is surprisingly room and it is mainly due to its 108.6 inch wheelbase. The front may look similar to the Malibu sedan as it shares the same type of grille. We should also note that the seating is quite nice- think theater style seating you would want in a nicely done media room, but besides these seats, you can also fold them down for plenty of cargo room. All in all a great vehicle and one that should be a winner when it arrives in the states in 2011.