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CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV

CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV

CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV

Fitur standard tipe LT harga 316 jt
1.8 gasoline 140 Hp / 176 Nm with 6-speed-tiptronic torque converter
2 Airbags
Electric Power Steering
Ventilated disc front brakes and solid disc rear brakes
ABS with EBD and BA
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability System includes Traction Control
Steering Wheel with Phone & Audio Control
Integrated Head Unit with CD player, MP3, AUX-in, USB, Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity
4 speakers and 2 tweeters
Integrated 4 points Rear Parking Sensor
Manual AC with rear AC ventilation
Tilt and Telescopic steering wheel
Sliding, Reclining and Height adjuster driver seat
Driver Information Display
Outside rear mirror with electric folding
High fabric seat material
Alarm with immobilizer
17" Alloy Wheel

Mohon jangan memposting hal yg mengarah promosi produk tertentu sesuai tata tertib di http://kask.us/gWKcB krn utk memposting promosi sudah ada tempat khusus di Forum Jual Beli (FJB).

Bagi yg ingin berkomunitas (sharing masalah) silakan bergabung di grup diskusi Facebook Chevrolet Cruze Orlando Indonesia di sini

Harga OTR Jakarta
http://www.chevrolet.co.id/offers/prices.html

Jadwal pameran: klik di sini

Pemintaan test drive bisa dg mengisi formulir di sini atau hubungi dealernya di sini

Tips aman pemesanan (SPK) bagi yg dijanjikan mobilnya-nya ready stock oleh salesnya silakan baca di sini dan di sini
Daftar Cek List Pada Saat Serah Terima Mobil Baru

Jadwal perawatan berkala cek di sini

Daftar bengkel resmi, non resmi dan toko parts spesialis GM Chevrolet / Opel klik di sini

Cek status recall Chevy anda di sini atau di sini atau di sini

Jika ada keluhan setelah SPK atau dg mobilnya bisa lapor Customer Care di sini

Mobil CBU dari GM Korea.

Pilihan warna dan kode catnya:
Olympic White (GAZ)
Switchblade Silver (GAN)
Carbon Flash Black (GAR)
Velvet Red Metallic (GCS)
Gunsmoke Grey Metallic (GQK)
Mineral Oil Blue Metallic (GUF)
Day Dream Beige Metallic (GOZ)
Pewter Grey Metallic (GCV)

Car platform: GM Delta II
R&D by GM Korea

Euro NCAP crash test result: 5 star rating
pics & video: http://www.euroncap.com/en/results/c.../orlando/10962

Korean KNCAP crash test result: 5 star rating
pics: http://goo.gl/lhKmfc

Spesifikasi versi Indonesia mesin 1.8L bensin 6 speed AT tiptronic:
http://www.chevrolet.co.id/cars/orla...esifikasi.html

Download brosur spesifikasi:
model 2016
model 2014-2015
model 2012

atau

model 2014-2016
https://www.chevrolet.co.id/bypass/d..._15jan2016.pdf
https://www.chevrolet.co.id/bypass/d...do_Leaflet.pdf

model 2012
https://www.chevrolet.co.id/bypass/d...et_Orlando.pdf
https://www.chevrolet.co.id/bypass/d...id/Orlando.pdf

Download brosur asesoris resmi 2012

Download owner manual 2016: di sini

Browse service manual di sini atau download dg menggunakan fitur run site grabber di Internet Download Manager

Spoiler for Tabel Perbandingan spek dan fitur Orlando vs. kompetitor:


Akselerasi 0-100 km/h
Matik: 11.8 detik, top speed 185 km/h

Informasi BBM
Sesuai buku manual wajib isi: minimal Ron 92 (Pertamax / Shell Super / Total Performance 92 / Akra 92)
konsumsi bbm 1.8 matic dalam kota/tol : 8,6/12,5 km/l (sumber autobild indonesia)
sumber lainnya: dalam kota/tol: / 6.5-8.3 km/l / 9.2-11.7 km/l (sumber: automobile-catalog)

Info spek dan daftar oli mesin
Minimal pakai oli bersertifikasi Dexos 1 tingkat kekentalan 5W-30, daftar merknya bisa cek di sini ganti maksimal tiap 7500 km atau tiap 8 bulan mana yg lebih dulu tercapai.

Spek oli transmisi:
Utk transmisi matik pakai oli Dexron VI utk amannya diganti/dikuras tiap 36 bulan / 30rb km (dipercepat krn faktor macet)
utk daftar merk oli Dexron VI klik gbr di bawah
CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV

Informasi velg ban
PCD: 5x115
Center bore: 70.3
Offset: 41
Mounting: Nut/Lug 12 x 1,50
Ukuran ban: 225/50 R17
Merk ban asli bawaan: KUMHO seri SOLUS KH17

Informasi tipe lampu bohlam
Low beam H13/9008
High beam H/L
Fog/ Driving light H8

Tips cara mengemudi yang bikin irit BBM
Tips agar Mobil Lebih Irit BBM dr vivanews

1.8L Engine by GM Opel spec
Type: 1.8L I-4 Fam1 Gen3 ( 2H0 )
Displacement: 1796cc ( 110 ci )
Engine Orientation: L ( longitudinal ) T ( transverse ) T
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Valve configuration: V configuration, Dual Overhead Camshafts (DVCVP)
valves per cylinder: 4
Valve lifters: Direct acting mechanical tappets
Firing order: 1 - 3 - 4 - 2
Bore x stroke: 80.50 x 88.2 mm
Fuel system: Sequential fuel injection
Fuel Type: 95 (91 - 98) RON
Engine Mass (kg/lbs) 119 kg (262 lbs)
Applications: Horsepower: hp ( kW )
Chevrolet Orlando 140 hp ( 103 kW ) @ 6300 rpm SAE Certified
Applications: Torque: lb-ft. ( Nm )
Chevrolet Orlando 129 lb.-ft. ( 175 Nm ) @ 3800 rpm SAE Certified
Maximum Engine Speed: 6500 rpm
Emissions Summary: EURO 5

MATERIALS
Block: Cast Grey Iron ( hollow frame )
Cylinder head: Cast Aluminum
Intake manifold: Composite
Exhaust manifold: Fabricated Stainless Steel Maniverter 4-1 with close coupled catalyst
Crankshaft: Cast Nodular Iron
Camshaft: Cast Chilled Iron
Connecting rods: Forged Steel

Additional features:
Double Continuous Variable Cam Phasing ( DCVCP )
Varible Two Step Runner Length Intake Manifold
Electronic Throttle Control
Electronic Controlled Cooling System
Cylinder Selective Adaptive Knock Control
Engine Oil Cooler with Individual Piston Cooling Jets
Coil on Plug High Energy Ignition
Extended Life Coolant
3 Layer Sheet Metal Cylinder Head Gasket
Belt Driven Camshaft
Long life (60000 km) spark plugs

Kurva torsi mesin 1.8 2H0
CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV

HYDRA-MATIC 6T45 SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC spec:
Type: Six speed front-wheel-drive, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transaxle with an electronically controlled torque converter clutch.
Maximum Engine power ( hp/kW ) 215 hp ( 160 kW )
Maximum engine torque: 232 lb-ft (315 Nm)
Maximum gearbox torque: 314 lb-ft (425 Nm) - All gears
Maximum validated gross vehicle weight: 2200 kg (4850 lbs)
Shifter Posistions: P, R, N, D, M
Case material: die cast aluminum
Shift pattern: Variable Flow Solenoids
Shift quality: Variable Flow Solenoids
Torque converter clutch: Variable Bleed Solenoid
Converter size: 236mm (reference) (diameter of torque converter turbine)
Fluid type: DEXRON® VI
Transmission weight: wet: 84 kg (184.8 lb)
Fluid capacity (approximate): 8.12L (6.86 kg)
Bottom pan removal: NA
Pressure taps available: Line Pressure
Transfer design: Two-axis design, Output Chain

Media review Orlando versi Indonesia:
http://otomotifnet.gridoto.com/Mobil...vrolet-Orlando
http://otomotifnet.gridoto.com/Mobil...arga-Nan-Gagah
http://otomotifnet.gridoto.com/Mobil...-Buat-Keluarga
http://otomotifnet.gridoto.com/Mobil...-Harga-Jualnya
http://otomotif.news.viva.co.id/news...ga-bergaya-suv


ground clearance: around 16.7cm
CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV
CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV
CHEVROLET ORLANDO ---> 7 seater medium MPV

Chevy Orlando:
Wheelbase 2760mm
Length 4652mm
Width 1836mm
Height 1633mm
Ground Clearance 165mm (front axle)
Turning Radius 5.65m

Spoiler for Foto luas bagasi dan jarak tinggi lantai kabin dari tanah:


Jenis BBM agar mesin lebih awet, bertenaga, tidak ngelitik, irit BBM:
Utk mesin bensin kompresi 10 ke atas secara teknis harusnya pakai BBM non subsidi Ron 92 (Shell /Pertamax/Total/Akra 92)
Awas! Pemakaian aditif dalam jangka waktu yang panjang ternyata tidak aman untuk mesin mobil Anda. Karena pada kenyataannya menggunakan aditif akan menimbulkan kerak yang menumpuk pada sistem pelumas mesin.
sumber: detikcom

Kiat Memilih Bahan Bakar yang Tepat
Mengenal Hubungan Kompresi dan Nilai Oktan
Perbandingan Kompresi Vs Oktan Bensin

Varian mesin di seluruh dunia:

3 varian bensin:

bensin 1.4 turbocharged:
power: 142 PS/104 kW
torque: 200 Nm@1850 ~ 4900 rpm.

bensin 1.8:
power: 141 PS/104 kW@6200 rpm
torque: 176 Nm@3800 rpm

bensin 2.4: (discontinued)
power: 174 PS @6700 rpm
torque: 171 Nm@4900 rpm

Key facts for bensin 1.8 matic:
Acceleration 0–100 km/h : 11.8 secs
Top speed: 185 km/h
Fuel Consumption: 11.1 km/liter (combined)

Varian turbo diesel 1.6 CDTi
power: 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 3500-4000 rpm
torque: 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 2000–2250 rpm

2 varian turbo diesel 2.0 VCDi (discontinued)
power: 130 PS/96 kW@3800 rpm
torque: 315 Nm@2000 rpm

power: 163 PS/120 kW@3800 rpm
torque: 360 Nm@2000 rpm

Varian gas 2.0 LPGi:
power: 140 PS/@6000 rpm
torque: 184 Nm@4600 rpm

Tips:
Komitmen GM utk tetap berbisnis di Indonesia
PENTING ! Kapan harus ganti oli transmisi matik?
PENTING ! Tips perawatan fuel pump dan tangki BBM agar tidak tiba2 mogok di jalan
PENTING ! Tips cara pemakaian dan perawatan agar AC lebih tahan lama
Penjelasan radio baru mati sendiri setelah 10 menit cabut kunci kontak dan menutup pintu
PENTING! Alternatif rekondisi perbaikan coil / koil dg biaya terjangkau dan Alternatif rekondisi perbaikan coil / koil dg biaya terjangkau 2 baca juga di seluruh page ini
PENTING ! Mobil yg jarang dipakai wajib panaskan mesin tiap 2 hari sekali selama 10 sd 15 menit diusahakan sekalian diajak jalan dg menyalakan AC keliling kompleks, dan setiap akhir pekan pagi2 diajak jalan di atas gigi 4, juga tetap ganti oli mesin tiap 10 sd 12 bulan sekali meski kilometer belum lewat batasnya agar oli mesin tidak berkerak dan agar aki tidak cepat soak.
Arti angka kode error di meter cluster (layar speedometer)
Cara cek kondisi aki dan altenator
PENTING ! Pencegahan mesin overheat dan tindakan setelah overheat

Exterior/Interior high quality live pictures:
http://blog.naver.com/xodnjssla1/40124742962
http://www.megaauto.com/newcar/list/...&table=premium
http://avantgarde.egloos.com/3571884
http://blog.naver.com/nasimo/50105290941
http://www.global-autonews.com/conte...id=97&id=34789
http://www.global-autonews.com/conte...ter;=&id=34690
http://motor-review.net/30102688694
http://motor-review.net/30107789320
http://bsjgogogo.tistory.com/entry/%...9E%80%EB%8F%84
http://auto.joinsmsn.com/content/new...ide&pageshow=5
http://www.encar.com/dc/dc_cardetail...lick_index=154
http://blog.naver.com/quattro_rs4/50105870342
http://carblog.khan.co.kr/570
http://raphael0605.blog.me/60124048733
http://www.auto-medienportal.net/art...l/detail/6189/

Review:
http://www.roadtestreports.co.uk/ful...rolet/Orlando/
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...10-CAR-review/
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carrevi...t_orlando.html
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/articles...10-first-drive
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/articles...-expert-review
http://uk.autoblog.com/2010/12/07/ch...e-competition/
http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/12...-mpv-from.html
http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar...t/orlando-2011
http://www.girlracer.co.uk/motoring/...rst-drive.html
http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ch...ndo/mpv/review
http://autoworld.com.my/news/2015/01...-drive-review/
http://www.motortrader.com.my/news/d...t-orlando-1-8/
http://www.torque.com.sg/1546/group-...swagen-touran/
http://www.topgear.com.ph/drives/rev...-orlando-lt-at
http://www.autoindustriya.com/car-re...rlando-lt.html
http://www.businesscar.co.uk/tests/2...te-test-drive-
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...do-review.html
http://www.scarletpumpkin.com/chevro..._orlando_18_ls
http://www.oneshift.com/car-reviews/...orlando-1.8-lt
http://www.philstar.com/motoring/201...-orlando-magic
http://www.wheelworldreviews.co.uk/r...y-on-a-budget/
http://auto.marine-news.biz/106477/c...ndo-1-8-ls-at/
http://auto.marine-news.biz/106477/c...ndo-1-8-ls-at/
http://www.autodealer.co.za/new-cars...vrolet/Orlando
http://wheelswrite.com/2011/12/08/ch...1-8-lt-review/
http://fwd.five.tv/cars/medium-mpv/c...vrolet-orlando

Foto Orlando milik kaskuser:
azrielnation
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Spoiler for VIDEO Orlando versi Indonesia:


Spoiler for VIDEO versi global:


Spoiler for foto launching Orlando di Jakarta Maret 2012:



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Foto-foto kapasitas angkut Orlando

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Chevrolet Orlando MPV (2010 – ) first drive

The Chevrolet Orlando is a big car which fills a big gap in its maker’s range.

The model is the latest entrant in an already crowded seven-seat people carrier market and is effectively a rival to cars ranging from the Kia Sedona to the Vauxhall Zafira.

The Orlando features a deep grill and large lamp clusters, a short bonnet and a squarish passenger compartment with a distinct, shallow downward plunge to the side window line.

With its short overhangs and tall stance, the Orlando might almost be mistaken for a 4×4.
Practical inside

Getting into the car is a synch. With large doors and high, big seats, climbing on board is a painless experience.

Getting to the rearmost seats requires more of a stretch, but is less hassle than some rival people carriers. Once installed, a pair of adults would find it perfectly comfortable, with a decent amount of head, shoulder and legroom.

This applies to the centre seats, only more so, as they offer plenty of lounging about room. On the other hand, the folding armrest makes the seat in the middle distinctly less comfortable, although its occupant is held in place by a proper three point seatbelt. Rear passengers also have their own air vents.

The front is commodious too, although the big seats felt a little shapeless. The rear seat folding system is simple and well thought out, with slightly flimsy-feeling levers mounted in the seat backrests, which tipped forward, folding the headrests as they did so. The centre seat backrests fold flat too and their bases tip forward.

Fill the car with seven people and they will need to travel light, or be prepared to share a toothbrush, because there’s only 89 litres of boot space.

With the rearmost seats folded the luggage deck is a little shallow, but long and spacious (think 454 litres), and the interior is genuinely cavernous when all the seats are dropped down.
Material world

Chevrolet has come in for some stick for the quality of its interiors. The words ‘hard’ and ‘plastic’ are often used when describing them, and the company has clearly had a serious go at glamming up the Orlando’s cabin.

The gently swooping facia now has a ‘piano black’ insert –very trendy amongst carmakers apparently- and the steering wheel is soft and comfortable to use. There aren’t many shiny finishes, a giveaway when it comes to cheap plastics, but a lot of hard surfaces remain.

The end result flatters to deceive slightly, but this is a car intended to offer metal for money, and the end result is far from unpleasant.

The minor controls work well, and are sensibly laid out, while the instruments are well placed, in a rather fussy binnacle that looks, just a bit, as if it came from a Chevrolet circa 1972.
Going gently

There’s a petrol 1.8-litre Orlando and a pair of 2-litre diesels, (a 128 and 160bhp), which are likely to take the bulk of sales, so we concentrated on these.

We drove the less powerful engine with a six-speed gearbox, which had well chosen ratios, but a rather clunky action, although finding the right gear was never a problem.

The engine lets you know when it was exerting itself, but did this smoothly, and punted the car without strain (think a rather good 9.9sec 0-60 and 121mph top speed). It would happily lug the car along in top gear at city driving speeds, although this made for understandably flaccid acceleration. On the motorway there was usually sufficient torque to leave the Orlando in top when winding it up for overtaking.

The rest of the time the engine was turning over at a gentle sub 2,000rpm, which made for very relaxed cruising.

As for economy, Chevrolet reckons this motor will give you a combined 47.1mpg and produce 159g/km of CO2 emissions.

There was a certain amount of tyre roar and wind noise, as the bluff-fronted Orlando has to push a fair bit of air out of the way.

We also tried the more powerful diesel with a six-speed automatic transmission, which went about its work unobtrusively, kicked down quickly enough when required, and was a relaxed cruising car.
Easy rider?

The Orlando is perfectly comfortable, but is not blessed with sophisticated riding qualities. On poor surfaces it sometimes pitches gently, like a dinghy in a light swell, and occasionally there’s some residual movement after it has traversed poor surfaces that would leave some of its rivals completely unruffled.

The car rolls a fair bit when pushed, but the steering is accurate enough, so the end result is something that drives in a painless, rather than engaging way.
Worth the trip?

Given the Orlando’s name, has it got a sunny disposition? Well, viewed as a practical means of toting a large family or as something that will earn its living as a private hire vehicle, this Chevrolet is perfectly effective.

It’s spacious, practical, well equipped and offers a comfortable environment for its occupants.

For them, the Orlando’s passively underwhelming dynamics will be an irrelevance.
Key facts:

Model tested: Chevrolet Orlando 2.0 VCDi LT
On the road price: £18,645
Date tested: November 2010
Road tester: Martin Gurdon

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/articles...10-first-drive
Chevrolet Orlando MPV (2010 – ) expert review
By Jon Quirk and Stuart Milne, 16th February 2011

The verdict

The Chevrolet Orlando MPV isn't the most innovative child mover on the market, but it's comfortable, distinctly styled, spacious, decent to drive and offers impressive value for money.

Expert rating:
3.2

Pros
Spacious
Decent to drive
Five-year warranty

Cons
Rivals offer more family-friendly features
Engines lack efficiency
Unproven residuals

Full Review

1. Exterior
The exterior design of the Chevrolet Orlando MPV isn’t the most sophisticated sculpture you’ll see on the road but it is distinctive and immediately recognisable. The chief visual identifier is the enormous Chevrolet bow-tie badge that helps dissect the radiator grille into two sections. There’s also a deep front splitter that houses the fog lights and adds to the car’s overall rectangularity. Combined with bulbous wheel arches and the overall effect is a chunky, robust look reminiscent of the van-like proportions of the original Chrysler Grand Voyager, albeit without the clever sliding door.
Our rating: 4

2. Interior
For those of you who are unfamiliar to the Chevrolet brand, the Orlando interior looks and feels like you could be sat in a Vauxhall MPV. The plastics are of a decent quality, there’s plenty of gloss black trim on the wraparound dash and all the switchgear is indeed borrowed from the Vauxhall parts bin. Combined with Chevrolet’s distinctive ambient blue lighting, we reckon this cockpit is a classier environment than a Mazda5 or Toyota Verso. The seven-seater capacity also makes this the school-run kiddy carrier of choice and we like how the ‘theatre-style seating’ has raised the second and third tiers to allow all occupants a better view of the road ahead.
Our rating: 3

3. Practicality
Space and versatility is what the Chevrolet Orlando MPV sells itself on. There’s plenty of storage bins and trays for drinks, phones and coins, including one clever cubby hole concealed behind the stereo fascia which contains an auxiliary input for your MP3 player. There’s also a special rear seat view mirror, which sits above the normal rear view mirror and lets parents keep an eye on things in the back. In five-seater layout, the boot offers 453 litres of space and benefits from a usefully low loading sill with no lip. In seven-seater mode, the boot space shrinks to 89 litres. Unfortunately, that third tier of seating only feels suitable for children and accessing the chairs isn’t as easy as it should be. The roll-and-fold mechanics of the second row of seating to gain access are decent, but the conventional rear doors don’t open as wide as we would like. We think parents would prefer the super-practical sliding-doors now fitted on the Mazda5 and Ford Grand C-MAX, especially when parking in tight spaces. In an annoying design oversight, there is also a luggage cover that sits between both second and third tier seats that needs removing every time you wish to put those far-most rear chairs to use.
Our rating: 3

4. Ride and handling
The Chevrolet Orlando MPV shares the same platform as the soon-to-be-released Vauxhall Zafira. Handling is surprisingly neat and agile for an MPV, the car resisting roll well, though you’ll note the suspension is on the firmer side. It doesn’t have that combination of ride suppleness and steering finesse we’ve experienced in the Ford Grand C-MAX, but nor does it have the light steering aloofness of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. The box-like proportions of the Chevrolet Orlando, including the big square door mirrors, also make this MPV surprisingly easy to manoeuvre. At higher speeds, it’s worth noting we experienced a significant amount of wind noise which is to be expected when the car you are driving is shaped like a slightly elongated brick.
Our rating: 3

5. Performance
There are three engines available from launch, one 139bhp 1.8-litre petrol and two versions of Chevrolet’s 2-litre common rail diesel. We’d recommend buyers towards the lower powered, 128bhp 2-litre VCDI. Not only does it feel more refined and less noisy than the petrol, you don’t really find yourself missing the additional 32bhp of the 160bhp diesel, apart from when overtaking on the motorway. The 0-62mph sprint takes 10.3secs (0.3secs slower than the 160bhp) and the Orlando tops out at 112mph (down 9mph).That said, neither diesel unit possesses anywhere near the punch of an equivalent Peugeot/Citroen diesel unit. The gearing of the car also feels well-matched allowing you to cruise comfortably at motorway speeds in sixth at 1,500rpm. There’s also a shift-up light that’s aligned to your revs, encouraging you to dive more economically.
Our rating: 3

6. Running costs
The 1.8-litre petrol engine develops 172g/km of CO2 and averages 39mpg. Both diesel engines deliver an identical 159g/km of CO2 as well as an average fuel consumption of 47mpg, neither of which are particularly impressive amongst the current crop of competition. That said, you do get Chevrolet’s five-year promise, a warranty that is transferrable should you intend to sell the car before five years. Chevrolet has also stated that it wants to stay away from the discounted mainstream of new car sales, which may see a turning point for residuals.
Our rating: 3

7. Reliabilty
Because the Chevrolet Orlando MPV is all-new, there’s very little information. However, Chevrolet says the Orlando has been purposely built using tried-and-tested GM items from engines to stereo systems. The result may not be the most exciting or innovative family MPV on the market, but it should be one of the most durable.
Our rating: 3

8. Safety
The Chevrolet Orlando MPV is still to be Euro NCAP crash test rated but all models receive electronic stability programme (ESP), traction control, anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) as standard. Every Orlando also gets six airbags – twin front, side and curtain – and is fitted with crash sensor technology, whereby even child-locked doors unlock automatically on detection of an impact.
Our rating: 4

9. Equipment
The Chevrolet Orlando MPV is offered in three trim levels. Entry-level LS models gets 16-inch alloys, air-con, remote central locking, tinted windows and electric mirrors. The mid-range LT adds gloss piano black trim, parking sensors and steering wheel mounted audio controls, while the range-topping LTZ gets 17-inch alloys – which makes the ride noisier – wheel-mounted cruise control, sat-nav and optional leather upholstery. There is no Bluetooth option.
Our rating: 3

10. Why buy?
If you want a versatile but traditional, seven-seater MPV that’s less about conveying lifestyle and more about getting the job done, the Chevrolet Orlando is comfortable, spacious and offers value for money.
Our rating: 3

Expert review
3.2
Exterior4
Interior3
Practicality3
Ride and handling3
Performance3
Running costs3
Reliability3
Safety4
Equipment3
Why buy?3

Our recommendations
Best on a budget:
Orlando 1.8 Petrol LS
Not the greatest engine, but a great value package
Best-seller:
Orlando 2.0 VCDi (130PS) LT
Mid-spec diesel is all the MPV you could ever need
Blow the budget:
Orlando 2.0 VCDi (163PS) LTZ
The best performance plus all the toys

If you want a versatile, seven-seater MPV that’s less about conveying lifestyle and more about getting the job done, the Chevrolet Orlando could be it

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/articles...-expert-review
Chevy Orlando Yang Memikat
Senin, 04 April 2011 20:02 WIB

Salah satu alasan mengapa Orlando banyak dibicarakan di Indonesia karena Chevrolet yang satu ini adalah MPV. Dengan kata lain merupakan mobil keluarga yang punya peminat besar di Indonesia. Perkara penggunaan baris ketiga hanya 10%-20% selama kepemilikan, tetap saja mobil jenis ini sangat digandrungi di Indonesia.

Menurut kami ini adalah mobil yang akan merebut hati banyak konsumen Indonesia. Pertanyaannya, benarkah mobil ini worth to wait? Pertama-tama, tanyakan pada diri sendiri, mobil apa yang sesuai untuk Anda dan keluarga. Bila MPV jawabannya, maka teruskanlah membaca artikel ini.

Sebenarnya, Chevrolet Orlando diharapkan sudah masuk pasar Indonesia mulai tahun lalu. Mungkin konsumen tak banyak yang mengetahui, akan tetapi kami di dunia media massa yang justru amat sangat penasaran dengan kehadiran MPV yang menurut kami bisa meraih simpati di Tanah Air ini.

Akhirnya kesempatan mencoba Orlando datang tanpa disengaja, mobil ini termasuk dalam jajaran mobil yang dites dan diuji oleh para Editor in Chief Auto Bild global. Tentu saja kami pun menumpahkan rasa peasaran kami pada mobil ini.

Dari dimensinya terlihat bahwa dengan panjang 4.652 mm Orlando akan dengan mudah digemari di sini. Tidak terlalu panjang namun juga tidak terbilang pendek. Keuntungan yang didapat adalah bangku belakang yang lapang.

Melirik jarak sumbu roda yang mencapai 2.760 mm, tampaknya penumpang di bangku ketiga akan mendapat kenyamanan. Setelah kami mencoba, ternyata memang ruang yang tersedia memadai. Hanya saja, bila ada keluarga yang jangkung, sebaiknya tidak duduk di bangku paling belakang. Anak-anak adalah penumpang yang tepat.

Bangku kedua dan ketiga bisa dilipat penuh, rata dengan lantai untuk mendapatkan volume bagasi yang amat lapang. Akses ke bangku belakang pun mudah, cukup menggunakan tuas untuk melipat sandaran dan mengangkat bangku.

Kualitas materialnya sama dengan Captiva di Indonesia, khas Chevrolet. Namun penempatan tombol di konsol tengah sangat mempermudah pengemudi dan penumpang depan untuk meraihnya, tuas transmisi pun nyaman digenggam.

Unit yang kami coba adalah varian diesel dengan suara persis seperti Captiva VCDi. Bedanya kami berkutat dengan transmisi manual. Uniknya pada panel terdapat lampu indikator bertuliskan “SHIFT” dengan panah ke atas sebagai penunjuk rekomendasi saatnya mengganti gigi.

Mesin diesel yang kami uji bertenaga 163 dk dengan torsi 360 Nm pada putaran 2.000 rpm. Untuk jalan Indonesia dengan segala kemacetan, tampaknya mesin ini sangat cocok dibandingkan dengan varian bensin yang hanya memiliki torsi 176 Nm.

Suspensi yang memiliki tugas meredam jalan sangat memadai. Memang bukan untuk bermanuver ekstrem, tetapi kenyamanan yang diberikan sesuai, apalagi dengan ‘okupansi’ penuh.

Chevrolet Orlando 2.0 VCDi
Mesin: 1.998 cc 4 silinder turbodiesel, 163 dk
Torsi maksimum: 360 Nm/2.000 rpm
0-100 km/jam: 10,0 detik
Transmisi: 6-spd manual/fwd
Konsumsi bbm tol/kombinasi: 16,95 km/l/N/A (klaim)
P x L x T: 4.652 x 2.164 x 1.633 mm
Wheelbase: 2.760 mm
Harga: 22.390 euro (Rp 279,9 juta)

FIRST OPINION
Tak sabar kami menanti Orlando mendarat di Indonesia, karena menurut kami mobil ini cocok untuk pasar Tanah Air. Namun strategi harga, dan pilihan mesin akan menentukan apakah Orlando akan laris manis seperti Captiva yang sudah berjaya lebih dulu. Yang jelas, kami adalah yang pertama mencoba Orlando secara langsung.

http://www.autobildindonesia.com/rea...o-Yang-Memikat

Di Korea Orlando Dibandrol Rp 140 - Rp 177,7 Juta
Kompas.com 10 Februari 2011 | 13:28 WIB

SEOUL, KOMPAS.com – Akhirnya MPV 7-penumpang Chevrolet itu meluncurkan juga dan di Asia dimulai dari salah satu basis GM, Korea Selatan. GM menyebutk Orlando sebagai kendaraan keluarga moderen, kenyamanan dan kesenangan, diperoleh dalam satu paket.

“Kami menciptakan segmen baru melalui Orlando,” kata Mike Arcamone, Presiden & CEO GM Korea. Ditambahkan, Orlando merupakan kendaraan yang dirancang dengan filosofi “value for money”.

Saat memperkenalkan Orlando ALV, Mike Arcmone yakin, MPV ini akan membuat konsumen Korea memberikan perhatian lebih untuk Chevrolet (maklum nama ini baru saja di gunakan menggantikan Daewoo di Korea). Perkenalkan Orlando sekaligus membuktikan Chevrolet akan melakukan pemasaran ofensi. Untuk itu, sembilan bulan ke depan, GM akan memasarkan 9 model di Korea.

Nama Orlando
Juga dijelaskan, asal nama Orlando pada MPV ini, yaitu salah tempat atau kota tujuan wisata paling populer bagi keluarga Amerika, yaitu Orlando di Florida. Kendati demikian, konsep lain juga dicemplungkan ke MPV, yaitu crossover dengan garis atap yang rendah. Untuk membuat penampilannya, gagah rumah, tempat roda sudah disiap untuk diganti dengan ukuran 16, 17 dan 18 inci.

Lampu depan dikeliling dengan lis hitam piano. Sedangkan lampu belakang dibuat dengan fungsi terpisah. Ciri khasnya adalah lampu tengah yang dipasang di bumper belakang.

Contek Corvette
Untuk interior, menurut Chevrolet, dicontek dari Corvette, yaitu “dual cockpit” yang dilengkapi ilengkapi lampu biru di tengah konsol. Tempat duduk tiga deret disusun bergaya theater, di belakang lebih tinggi dari depan sehingga penumpang lebih nyaman.

Pengaturan berbagai konfigruasi jok deret kedua dan ketiga, memungkinkan bagasi bertambah besar. Jok deret kedua malah bisa dilipat ke samping kanan dan kiri, tujuannya untuk memudahkan penumpang di deret paling belakang mudah masuk. Dengan jok deret kedua dan ketiga dilipat mendatar, kapasitas bagasi mencapai 1.594 liter.

Mesin
Untuk pasar Korea, Chevrolet memasang mesin diesel DOHC, 4-silinder, 16-katup yang dikombinasikan dengan transmisi otomatik dan manual 6-percepatan. Mesin diesel ini dilengkapi dengan turbocharger tipe geometri variabel (sudut daun kipas berubah sesuai dengan kecepatan putaran) dan mampu menghasilkan tenaga maksimum 163 PS @3.800 rpm plus torsi 36,7 kgm @1.750 – 2.750 rpm. Torsi pada putaran “flat” dan rendah ini diperoleh karena Chevrolet menerapkan efek pusaran bervariasi pada sistem saluran isap udaranya.

Dengan menggunakan teknologi “common rail”, konsumsi bahan bakar MPV ini diklaim 17,4 km/liter untuk transmisi manual dan 14,0 km/liter buat otomatik. Sedangkan emisi gas buang sudah memenuhi standar Euro V.

Dikatakan pula, sasis Orlando basisnya sama dengan sedan Chervrolet Cruze. Untuk itu pula, karakteristik pengendalian dan handling mantap, mirip sedan.

Untuk keamanan, selain membuat “sarang” mengamankan penumpang dari tabrakan depan, belakang dan samping, GM memasang enam kantung udara, dua di depan, samping dan tambahan di kaca samping. Kantung udara samping dipasang di luar sisi jok untuk melindungi pinggul dan dada pengemudi dan penumpang bila mobil ditabrak dari samping.

Perlengkapan lain adalah teknologi Crash Sensor Technology (CCS) yang memastikan pintu tidak terkunci (secara otomatis) bila tabrakan. Juga ada Electronic Stability Control (ESC) disatukan dengan Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBFDS), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Engine Drag Control (EDC) dan Traction Control System (TCS). Semuanya untuk mencegah mobil melintir saat berbelok kencang di permukaan jalan lincin serta Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA).

Di Korea Selatan, Orlando dijual, dari harga terendah 19 juta won (Rp 140 juta) dan yang paling mahal 24 juta won atau Rp 177,7 juta untuk tipe LTX.

Bagaimana kalau GM memasarkan di Indonesia? Impor CBU pasti akan lebih mahal. Lebih kompetitif bila dirakit di sini!

http://otomotif.kompas.com/read/2011....Rp.177.7.Juta.
Orlando's box of fun

Chevrolet’s new Orlando makes a bold and refreshing statement in the MPV sector in South Africa.

Styled and engineered to target the European market preferences that are prevalent in South Africa the Orlando breaks with convention. MPV at heart but Crossover vehicle in style, the Orlando rewrites the rules for a historically conservative market segment with its stand-out-from-the-crowd looks.

The brand DNA is unmistakeably Chevrolet with the distinctive split radiator grille and bow-tie badge defining the front view. This is artfully blended into the crossover inspired silhouette with its bold side-on view accented by prominent wheel arches and low roofline. The ‘body, wheel out’ creates an overall appearance that introduces a degree of swagger to the MPV segment. A challenge to “match me if you can.”

Based on a show concept vehicle first presented by Chevrolet on the International Motor Show circuit in 2008, the Orlando embodies the values and practicality associated with a contemporary family car. It combines 7-seater practicality with a generous load carrying capacity linked to exceptional interior flexibility that allows the vehicle to be configured in a wide range of passenger versus load variations.

The interior design of the Orlando draws on numerous Chevrolet design cues. Amongst these are the sporty Corvette inspired dual cockpit layout and blue ambient back-lighting for the centre console. Both distinctive and functional, the interior layout provides for excellent ergonomics with all major controls well placed within intuitive reach of the driver.

A further functional element of the interior design is the ‘theatre-style’ seating arrangement for the three rows of seats. This maximises interior space utilisation to provide comfortable accommodation for seven passengers together with a generous load carrying area.

The ‘theatre-style’ seating draws this description from the configuration of the three rows of seats in a raised tier format. Despite the sleek roofline of the Orlando the design team has succeeded in creating sufficient interior headroom to allow the second and third rows of seats to be raised to allow the occupants of these seats to enjoy enhanced forward and sideways views. This is achieved without any compromise to headroom, in fact the headroom in the third row of seats in the Orlando exceeds that of a number of its competitors.

The second and third rows of seats can be folded down independently to allow for a multitude of interior layouts with a completely flat load area. The second row of seats has a fold-and-tumble facility for the two outer seats for ease of access for access to the third row of seats.

With the rear of the vehicle configured for maximum load carrying capacity the Orlando offers one of the most voluminous capacities in the monocab MPV class. With both the second and third rows of seats folded down the capacity of the Orlando is a cavernous 1 499 litres. Loaded to the window line the capacity is 856 litres.

When it comes to family vehicles there is always a demand for storage space for any number of odds and ends that are a part of any family journey be it a local commute or a long distance holiday journey. The original concept version of the Orlando grabbed the attention of motor show attendees with its wide ranging and innovative provision of additional interior storage spaces.

This has been carried over into the production version with a number of compartments of varying sizes and shapes placed throughout the interior to accommodate the most expansive of storage needs for small items.

Included are the mandatory cup and coin holders for the front seat occupants as well as document and bottle holders incorporated into the front and rear door side panels. A number of individual compartments are placed in the cargo area as well.

Perhaps the most ingenious of the storage areas is the one placed behind the facia of the audio system, easily accessible to both driver and front seat passenger. First seen as a gimmick on the original concept car, the Chevrolet interior design team have been able to integrate this feature into the production model as a functional, reasonably large, storage area revealed by flipping up the face of the audio system.

This area is large enough for items such as an MP3 player, sunglasses, or a wallet. Placed in this storage area is an auxiliary jack for MP3 or iPod connectivity.

Occupant safety is a prime consideration in any vehicle built for today’s motoring environment. When it comes to vehicles designed for family transport the expectations are at the highest level. To this end the Orlando designers have paid close attention to the detail in the safety specification and employed the latest technologies available to provide an excellent level occupant protection.

The Orlando body has been designed around a passenger safety cell philosophy with high strength steel used in all areas where high body strength is required. Effective protection is provided by what can best be described as a passenger safety cage to cover the incidence of front, side-on and rear collisions. Aside from the use of high-strength materials, the basic design incorporates crumple zones to absorb the initial impact and strategically placed chassis members designed to effectively dissipate impact energy through the body structure. Six airbags provide comprehensive supplementary restraint protection.

A challenge often faced by responders to an emergency situation involving a motor vehicle is gaining access to the occupants when the doors are locked, a common occurrence in a security minded society. The Orlando provides a solution to the problem by employing crash sensor technology that releases the door locks automatically when a heavy impact is detected.

The Orlando is based on the hugely successful Cruze platform and shares a number of the attributes of that platform including excellent ride and handling characteristics and a rewarding driving experience. The front suspension is by means of a McPherson strut layout with the rear using the same advanced compound crank (torsion beam) formula as the Cruze.

The suspension has been optimised to provide the best solution between ride comfort and agility – typically opposing forces when it comes to suspension tuning. The Orlando suspension team has made use of hydraulic bushings – typically found only on more expensive high-end vehicles – to assist in isolating noise and vibration from the front suspension. The compound crank system used at the rear provides an effective compromise between effective suspension control and weight and space efficiencies. This system is also easily tuned to accommodate differing vehicle weights associated with different specification levels or engine choices.

The Orlando is offered at launch powered by a 1.8 litre fuel-efficient 16-valve petrol engine with multi-point fuel injection – the same unit used in the Cruze. This engine produces maximum power of 104 kW @ 6200 r/min and peak torque of 176 Nm @ 3800 r/min. Drive is via a 5-speed manual transmission to the front wheels. This engine delivers fuel economy measured by GM engineers of 7,2 l/100 km for combined cycle operation with emissions of 171g/km.

Two specification levels are available, LS and LT, both formulated around the latest global Chevrolet trim levels. Both offer a comprehensive list of standard features and exceptional value. Standard items on the LS trim level include alloy wheels; power steering; height and depth adjustable steering wheel; air conditioner; power side mirrors; rear park assist; cruise control; a full suite of electronic driver aids including ABS, Electronic Stability Programme, Traction Control, and Brake Assist.

In all areas the Orlando has been engineered to provide a safety reserve. From the basic design to the implementation of a full range of electronic driver aids the Orlando will deliver on the promise of the safest passage possible. This, combined with its innovative packaging and exceptional interior flexibility, make it a highly desirable MPV.

Price:
Orlando 1.8 LS MT - R254 400
Orlando 1.8 LT MT - R295 000

http://motoring.iafrica.com/newmodels/743123.html
Chevrolet Orlando fits bill and price is right

Mention Chevrolet and many people will think of generations of American muscle cars but in Europe it is a very different picture.

For having dipped its toe in the water by rebranding Daewoo models, Chevrolet has now got a serious foothold as a manufacturer of value cars… and in the tough economic climate that’s a good place to be.

And Chevrolet is looking to capitalise on that with seven product launches in 15 months.

Kicking things off was its entry into the compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market – the seven-seater Orlando.

And it’s not your usual people-carrier with its muscular flared wheelarches and lower body cladding giving it a macho look and making it stand out from the crowd almost as much as the gold Chevrolet bow-tie badge – one of the biggest I can ever recall on a car – on the front grille.

And there’s very good reason for this as Chevrolet has designed the Orlando to be part MPV, part crossover so it draws on styling cues from a sport utility vehicle. The looks were not to everyone’s taste at first sight but they certainly warmed to the Orlando when they learned the price.

For this seven-seater starts at £16,395 on the road including a five-year or 100,000-mile warranty, and that’s makes it even more attractive.

The entry model gets a 141hp 1.8-litre petrol engine but most owners will go for one of the 2.0-litre turbo diesels, rated at 130 and 163hp with the latter also available with six-speed automatic transmission.

The best bet is the 130hp diesel which is surprisingly nippy with punchy performance, giving hardly anything away to the more expensive, more powerful version. I really liked its low-down flexibility, allowing it to pull in sixth happily at 1,200rpm – even 70mph in top was only 1,700rpm – and picking up cleanly, which helped with a creditable 45mpg overall.

The ride is a little fidgety over poor surfaces especially on roadworks-scarred city streets at low speed and you are always aware what is going on beneath the tyres while suspension noise is quite noticeable, but thankfully it improves with speed and feels quite composed cruising on good roads.

On the plus side, it handles well for a high-sided vehicle with responsive, well-weighted steering and body roll kept in check through corners.

When it comes to that chunky styling, square is good in the MPV market because it translates into useful space inside. Being a compact people-carrier the two rearmost seats, which fold out of the boot floor, are really only suitable for children and small adults with tight headroom as the ‘theatre-style’ seats get slightly higher the further you go back for better forward views and no footwell, and you need to be fairly agile to get in and out of them despite the middle row seats folding and tilting to allow access.

Adults will have no complaints though in the middle seats and can stretch their legs and lean back with the three-position reclining back rests.

With all seven seats in use there’s not a lot of boot left – enough for a few bags of shopping – but with the rearmost seats stowed there’s a 458-litre estate car-like boot that swallows loads and you’re still able to put the tonneau cover in place. Fold the 60/40 split middle row seats backs down and you’re left with a long, flat floor and 856 litres of volume to the window line.

The interior is nicely finished with soft-touch plastics on top of the dashboard, smart piano black trim on the doors and fascia and the stylish centre console flowing down between the front seats. The driver’s seat has all the adjustment you need to get comfortable while the big buttons for the high-level audio system and knobs in front of the gearlever for the heating and ventilation are well placed and straightforward. Traditional gauges for fuel and temperature between the large speedo and rev counter give all the information you need at a glance.

Plenty of nooks and crannies give passengers plenty of storage and I liked the ‘secret’ compartment hidden behind the audio system’s flip-up fascia.

Three trim levels – LS, LT and LTZ – offer decent equipment levels. Entry-level LS includes stability control, air-conditioning, electric front windows and mirrors, remote locking, six airbags and three 12-volt power sockets. LT adds climate control, rear parking sensors, 16in alloy wheels, USB port, front fog lights, electric rear windows and upgraded sound system with steering wheel-mounted controls. Range-topping LTZ has 17in alloys, cruise control, automatic headlamps, wipers and self-dimming rear view mirrors and power-folding door mirrors while a £2,000 executive pack adds leather seats, heated front seats, satellite-navigation and 18in alloys.

The Orlando may not be as clever or as versatile as some rivals, but for many people that really won’t matter if the price is right… and it certainly is.


CHEVROLET ORLANDO 2.0 VCDi LT

Price: £18,645 (range from £16,395)

Engine: 1,998cc, 130hp, four-cylinder turbo diesel

Performance: 0-62mph 9.9 seconds; top speed 111mph

MPG: Urban 35.8; extra urban 57.7; combined 47.1

CO2 emissions: 159g/km

Benefit-in-kind tax rate: 24pc

Insurance group: 14E

Warranty: Five years or 100,000 miles

Will it fit in the garage: Length 4,652mm; width (excluding door mirrors) 1,836mm; height 1,633mm

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Chevrolet Orlando named ‘Best Value Towcar’
16th June 2011


The Chevrolet Orlando has proven it can pull more than just admiring glances, after winning the accolade of Britain’s Best Value towing car in the annual Towcar Awards.

Voted for by a panel of testers from Practical Caravan, What Car? and the Camping and Caravanning Club, the striking seven-seat MPV was praised for its towing stability, pulling power and all-round practicality.

The awards also evaluate the car on its owner appeal when not towing, factoring in such details as kerbside appeal, quality, comfort and running costs.

“You get a lot of car for your money with the Chevrolet Orlando,” said Practical Caravan editor Nigel Donnelly. “It’s very stable, has plenty of space for a family’s luggage and is sturdily built. It’s an impressively roomy and capable towcar.”

Accepting the award, Chevrolet’s National Sales Manager, Daniel Gregorious, said: “The Orlando already encapsulates everything the family motorist would want from a car, so to receive recognition for its towing ability, and from such prestigious publications and organisations, is a real bonus. It’s yet another area in which the Orlando excels, not to mention its tremendous value for money.”

Launched in February, the Orlando has already established itself as one of the best MPVs in its class, with prices starting from as little as £16,410 on-the-road – tremendous value for a full-size, well-equipped seven-seater.

It has a maximum towing weight of 1,500kg, with an 85 per cent match between kerbweight and towing weight of 1,471kg, meaning it’s capable of towing most medium-to-large touring caravans.

http://www.easier.com/90869-chevrole...ue-towcar.html
First Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Orlando
Posted Aug 18th 2011 11:57AM

Vital Stats
Engine:
2.4L I4
Power:
174 HP / 171 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Drivetrain:
Front-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight:
3,649 LBS
Seating:
2+3+2
Cargo:
56.29 CU-FT (max)
MPG:
22.2 City / 34 HWY (est.)
MSRP:
$19,995 CAD (base)

Let's do a quick recap of famous people, places and things that bear the name Orlando. There is the hunky Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, the not-so-hunky actor Tony Orlando, and there was even a 1992 chick-flick entitled, you guessed it, Orlando. While the name doesn't really imply anything uniquely Canadian, the new 2012 Chevrolet Orlando does because this is one Orlando that's only available in Canada, at least within the confines of North America.

Even though the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando isn't available in the U.S., it has been released worldwide under General Motors' global strategy. The Global Delta platform was designed to be a mass-appeal front-wheel-drive vehicle, and the masses find it appealing if you go by how well the Cruze, which shares the platform, is selling.

Our sources say a U.S. team was involved with the Orlando project at one point, but pulled out last year, leaving nothing behind but the name selection. With the retro-styled Chevrolet HHR bowing out, the Orlando is slipping in as an MPV with current styling and contemporary features, and it also adds a third row to accommodate up to seven people. It sounded to us like a win on paper, and then we heard that a base Orlando LS would start at $19,995 CAD!

As a Canadian, let me explain why that's worthy of an exclamation point. At current exchange rates, that equals $20,733 USD. However, Canadians always pay more for vehicles. If we use the departing Chevy HHR as an example, its base price is 8.5% less in the U.S. when the currencies are at par, which lets us guess that, were the seven-seat Orlando sold in the States, it would start at an impressive $18,295 USD.

When we arrived at a hotel in Toronto for the vehicle launch, there were Orlandos lingering out front in all four trim levels and various colors. The Orlando's broad grille and prominent Chevy bow-tie have this kind of brash statement attached to them, as if to say "We're back," while the aggressive wheels-out, body-in stance appear both contemporary and rugged. The roofline is fairly low, and around back the Orlando's beefy C-pillar and over-sized taillights appear decidedly upscale.

Brand Manager Paul Hewitt gave us all of the basics about this super-functional vehicle, and then spoke about what it's meant for the turn-around of a company that just emerged from an economic dungeon a few short years ago. His brief pointed to an impressive list of features, but price was at the top of our bullet points. Even with a few options, the base model LS quickly exceeds the next trim level up in price. The GM staff expect the $22,295 CAD (estimated $20,399 USD) 1LT trim to be the hottest seller off the dealer floor.



However, this was a road test, which would cover in the realm of 500 miles in and around the upper-class cottage region of Muskoka. We partnered up and headed out on our journey to leave the city behind in Chevy's new cruiser. Our route was outlined in a guide book, which left us feeling almost naked without navigation since it is only available as an option on the $29,735 CAD (estimated $27,199 USD) top-line Orlando LTZ. Although our Orlando was equipped with OnStar (as every GM product is now), optional navigation was not fitted to any the LTZ Orlandos, so we had to kick it old school with the map and mileage checkpoints.

The weather did not cooperate with driving rain pounding our windshield for most of the journey, but at least it provided a test of how the Orlando performs in the wet. It performed great in the rain with its sure-footed StabiliTrac traction, not once invoking ABS under braking. Steering is fairly direct with adequate feedback, and handling was the same thanks to MacPherson struts and impressive chassis torsional stiffness. The ride itself was smooth, with no tense moments over the winding roads or wallowing in the occasional rough patches we encountered. We found road noise to be very livable, even slightly better than others in the class.

The dash of the Orlando is very current but utilitarian at the same time. GM interiors can sometimes try too hard to be hip and come off as unusual instead. Not so with the Orlando. It has an import flair to it and large intuitive controls. The stereo is integrated into the dash, even though audiophiles will always criticize OEM designs that prevent future upgrades. But upon closer inspection, the radio not only has the functionality you want like Bluetooth, MP3 and USB playback, but it also has this bat-cave flip face function where you can stow your MP3 players and smart phones. With those items out of the way, not only are distractions avoided, but you don't have to fumble with your iPod anymore since it's controlled from the deck.

Beyond the funky system, the interior's fit and finish is impressive. An array of quality plastics is complemented by some brushed aluminum-look accents in addition to a dramatic piano black insert that stretches from door handle to door handle. The analog cluster is easy to read and lit in a gentle blue tone that compliments the center-mounted cluster, which displays the radio setting along with temperature and time.

During the long trip, we decided to spend our restless moments in the second- and third-row seating. The theater-style seating has progressively higher platforms so those in the back can stay involved in the conversation (and also be monitored with the flip-down child mirror). Each row is comfortable with ingress and egress past the 60-40 split second row into the 50/50 third row being a snap for a 5'10" adult. Slamming those two rows to the floor is also simple and provides a whack of cargo space equaling 56 cubic feet, or around 1,600 liters as they say in Canada. The 5-door configuration was actually more functional than we expected as the big, wide-swinging doors provide more access to the third row than competitors using sliding doors, but admittedly are not as convenient to open in parking lots or tight spaces.

Under the Orlando's lid is a direct-injected 2.4-liter Ecotec engine that basically gets the job done. At 174 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, the four-cylinder is mated to either a 6-speed manual or optional $1,450 six-speed automatic (standard on the LTZ). While all of our testers were equipped with automatic transmissions, it was tough to say if the auto tranny helped or hurt the Orlando's performance. The engine made more noise than we expected, but didn't seem to go as fast as all that noise implied. The transmission also held some gears for an extremely long time up hills when we noted the tach was pinned at 5,500 rpm, almost as if it were scared what would happen if it shifted. Although there is a high-torque diesel overseas and a turbo rumored to be on its way, the current Orlando can't be judged on its performance merit – it kind of defeats the purpose of this vehicle.

At the same time, the engine and transmission do perform another task together very well, and that is exemplary fuel economy. In a place where gas is over $5/gallon, Canadians are happy to hear this family hauler will get 10.6 L/100km (22.5 mpg converted) in the city and an impressive 6.9 L /100km (34 mpg converted) on the highway, with even better economy when equipped with the manual transmission (23/37 mpg converted). Since the gas fairy miraculously filled the 65-liter tank of our tester up while we slept in our hotel beds, we weren't able to assess what kind of real-world mileage one can expect, but the needle never moved much and the official numbers are the best around for a non-hybrid seven-seater. Considering the Ecotec has a long lineage of successful engines, we expect it to keep running for a long while, and the 5-year/160,000-km (100,000-mile) warranty definitely backs that.

When reviewing a vehicle like the Orlando, it's important to put yourself in the mindset of its potential buyer. If you don't have a wife, imagine you had one. No kids? Envision three. More importantly, think about having one income to support a family and the vehicle you could afford to make that happen. In that sense, the Orlando appears to knock one out of the park in terms of value, functionality and features. And its squared off, almost upright muscular stance is far from wimpy, so you won't have to hear the minivan rhetoric. It works on all of those check-points, and now belongs to an elite club including the Mercedes-Benz B200 and Acura CSX... vehicles that Canada get and the U.S. doesn't.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/18/2...-drive-review/

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GM Korea Debuts Chevrolet Orlando MPV
/ Feb. 10, 2011 11:10 KST

GM Korea unveiled its new Chevrolet Orlando on Wednesday. The seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle, which is slated to go on sale March 2, is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Cruze mid-sized sedan. It features an SUV-style exterior with a low roof-line and box-type rear.


GM Korea president Mike Arcamone said the Orlando, the first of eight models set to be rolled out in Korea this year, blends the style of an SUV, the comfortable ride of a sedan and the generous space and practicality of a family van.

The automaker, formerly GM Daewoo, said it meets the top safety standards in the categories of cockpit, front seat, side, and passenger safety, based on Korean and Euro NCAP crash test safety ratings. Some 71 percent of its body is constructed with high-strength steel, which provides enhanced protection in the event of a collision.

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Chevrolet Orlando: Wave goodbye to the Great American MPV

The good old US of A considers itself a pioneer of those big, brash, gas-guzzling people carriers commonly referred to as MPVs (Multi-Purpose Vehicles). But while the Chev badge on the nose of the new Orlando remains quintessentially American, the brand’s new MPV is cut from cleaner, more contemporary (and foreign) cloth. By DEON SCHOEMAN.


The East London Grand Prix circuit is arguably South Africa’s oldest and most historic race track. Here, on tar scarred by the joint onslaught of inclement weather and relentless driving, the sense of history – of legend – is almost tangible.

Among the famous names that competed here in the circuit’s 1960s heyday were the likes of Graham Hill, John Surtees, Jim Clark and Bruce McLaren. SA’s only F1 world champion, Jody Scheckter, also cut his racing teeth on the daunting track.

Between them, the off-camber Potter’s Pass Sweep and downhill Rifle Corner are among the fastest curves in local racing, especially since they run in sequence and offer little more than a grassy verge for run-off. It’s white-knuckle, deep-breath stuff, challenging enough to make grown men whimper.

The Chevrolet Orlando was not at all intimidated by these illustrious surroundings when we drove – rather more sedately than Scheckter and Co., I have to add – around the glorious track earlier this week. General Motors SA launched the MPV in the area, and I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to drive on a circuit so rich in heritage.

As it turns out, the undulating B-roads that link the track to the East London metropolis were as good as any to put the new Chevrolet MPV through its paces. After all, the bumpy tar, pockmarked with potholes and punctuated by dips and ruts, is pretty much representative of any South African road in the 21st century.

The Orlando is what MPVs generally are – a box on wheels, designed to maximise interior space, while retaining a manageable footprint. But this is a box with attitude. Its most striking angle is from the front, where a bold grille is garnished with a massive Chev “bow-tie” logo.

What could have been slab-sided flanks are rescued by the chiselled outlines of the substantial wheel arches, and an accentuated shoulder line. The rear treatment is almost self-consciously geometric, with the strong graphic lines of the tail light clusters and a lower scuff plate adding a touch of visual attitude.

However, the Orlando is neither huge nor brash. It doesn’t even look American, despite Chev’s quintessentially US identity. And while GM likes to refer to its Eurocentric styling, that’s not exactly true, either.

Instead, the design is clean, contemporary and, apart from that bold front end, even slightly anodyne. The Orlando was created and developed in Korea by what used to be Daewoo and is today a core part of the Chevrolet operation. And that explains the Orlando’s vaguely metrosexual presence.

Considering that it’s only 4.65m long and 1.84m wide, the Orlando boasts an impressively spacious cabin. It looks and feels a lot bigger than those exterior dimensions suggest, with three rows of seats providing accommodation for up to seven adults.

The front two bucket seats are almost separately cocooned in a cockpit divided by an imposing centre console, which houses the controls and displays for the sound system and the climate control.

Blue graphics and illumination add a bit of sci-fi class, and the ergonomics are intuitive – you don’t need to read the manual to find your way around the key functions and features.

As one would expect of an MPV, the raised seating affords a majestic view of the Orlando’s surroundings, which does much to instil confidence when manoeuvring the Chev in and out of tight parking spaces. The second and third seating rows are raised even higher, theatre-style, so that everyone inside has a clear view.

The Orlando comes in two levels – LS and LT – but both feature a similarly comprehensive list of standard kit. In fact, except for some brightwork, bigger wheels and a leather interior on the LT version, there’s not much to choose between the two.

Both have every conceivable mod con – trip computer, cruise control, remote central locking, electrically operated windows and mirrors, and auto wipers among them – to make life in the Orlando a breeze.

Even more importantly, Chev has paid comprehensive attention to safety, equipping the MPV with six airbags, ABS brakes and electronic stability control, as well as inertia reel seatbelts for all seating positions and Isofix child seat mountings.

The overall impression is smart and even upmarket, but some of the plastics are still too hard to bear close scrutiny.

However, the cabin’s most important party trick is the way the second- and third-row seats can be configured in multiple ways. The two rearmost seats fold away into the cargo floor, leaving a decent 458-litres of luggage space.

Need more room? Then the second-row bench seat can also be folded flat, extending the cargo area to 856-litres. The seat is split 60:40, and each can be folded or tumbled individually.

With all seven seats raised, you really can fit seven adults into the Orlando, but then luggage space is virtually non-existent, requiring a further investment in the ubiquitous Venter trailer or a roof-mounted luggage box.

Still, the Orlando offers a level of space, versatility and practicality that’s impressive, even in the MPV context.

Given its size, and its 1.526kg kerb mass, you’d expect the Orlando to be powered by something big and muscular. Which makes the presence of a humble 1.8-litre engine under the bonnet somewhat surprising.

The fuel-injected, twin-cam four-cylinder unit produces a decent 104kW at 6,200rpm, combined with a torque maximum of 176Nm at 3,800rpm. Drive is to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

The result is performance that’s brisk rather than sporty – but then, it’s not meant to be a sports car either. Chevrolet claims a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of 12 seconds flat, and a top speed of 185km/h, and both statistics feel about right in practice.

The Orlando gets off the mark smartly enough, and the well-chosen gear ratios make the most of the engine’s output, as long as you’re prepared to use most of the rev range. In fact, it’s just as well that the gear shift is smooth and positive, because keeping the engine on the boil entails quite a bit of cog swapping.

However, I’d be slightly concerned about the Orlando’s dynamic abilities under full load - with a family of five and a boot filled to the brim, the performance will lose some of its sparkle, and frequent shifts to fourth will be the norm on uphills.

Chev does offer a 2.0-litre turbodiesel-powered version in some markets, which has the advantage of much more torque and exceptional long-distance cruising potential. But GM here believes a diesel model, especially when combined with an automatic gearbox, would elevate the Orlando’s pricing too severely.

Fuel consumption is reasonable, at a claimed 7.2-litres/100km for the combined cycle, but much depends on usage patterns, load and driving style. Piloted with gusto in urban environments, don’t expect much better than 11-litres/100km or so. In open road conditions, that 7-litre mark seems more achievable.

On the move, the Chev feels composed and resolute. The suspension manages to soak up most of the dips and bumps, but never feels soggy, while the spring rates are actually quite firm, ensuring good control through corners.

As is so often the case, the steering places too much emphasis on assistance and too little on feedback, but given the Orlando’s family motoring role, taking the effort out of steering the car at slow speeds is perhaps the more important priority. And indeed, in tight spots, it’s easy to manoeuvre.

Dynamically competent, visually appealing and above all spacious and practical, the Chevrolet Orlando is family motoring personified. It offers a lot of space in a versatile cabin, a lot of comfort and convenience kit, at a price point that expresses all-important value.

That’s especially true of the LS version, which manages to keep its price tag just under the R250,000 mark, while still including a decent three-year/60 000km service plan. It all equates to a lot of car for the money - and value is ultimately the Orlando’s most compelling talent. DM

VITAL STATS
Chevrolet Orlando 1.8 LS

Engine
In-line four-cylinder, 1,796cc, DOHC

Gearbox
Five-speed manual

Power
104kW at 6,200rpm

Torque
176Nm @ 3,800rpm

0-100 km/h
12.0sec

Top speed
185km/h

Fuel consumption
7.2-litres/100km (combined)

CO2 emissions
171g/km

Retail price
R254,400

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FIRST DRIVE: Chevrolet Orlando

THE Chevy Orlando sounds like an American holiday villa.

It does offer accommodation for seven people but this Orlando caters for people on the move.

And Chevrolet have learned that motorists in the UK and Europe are more subtle when it comes to size than US motorists.

The Orlando is a compact seven-seater that manages to look more like a sleek estate car than a boxy people carrier.

Fortunately, it does come with a dose of bold American design, particularly at the front, with the prominent Chevy bow-tie badge on a macho grille.

Chevy seem to have grasped what family buyers are looking for in a people carrier - maximum practicality without being bland. There's nothing fiddly about the car's seven-seat package. The second and third row of seats fold flat at the flick of a lever, boosting load carrying space from 564litres with five adults to 1,300litres with just the driver and front seat passenger.

There are top marks for some handy touches for the busy mum and dad, like the extra rear mirror in the centre console above the dash, allowing the driver to see what kids are up to in the back.

The interior quality may not match a Ford Galaxy or VW Sharan but it is good enough for a vehicle that will have to cope with the daily wear and tear of kids.


Undoubtedly the biggest revelation is how well the Orlando handles. It corners with saloon-like assurance and it is a comfortable long distance motorway cruiser with a sweet six-speed auto box.

It also has an excellent 2litre turbo diesel, which is both refined and lively, plus fuel economy is between 36 and 47mpg, with CO2 between 159 and 183g/km.

Even the Orlando's price grabs your attention, starting at £16,395 for the 1.8litre petrol. The top of the range 2litre turbo diesel is a competitive £21,145.

Those prices undercut the majority of the opposition and make the Orlando a new destination lots of British motorists will be attracted to.

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First UK drive: Chevrolet Orlando
Posted 11th Feb 2011 by Martyn Collins

The Orlando is Chevrolet's quirky seven-seat answer to mainstream opposition. From the latest version of the Chevrolet split grille to squared-off tail, the Orlando is distinctive, but can it cut it in the UK against rivals such as the Ford Grand C-MAX and Renault Grand Scenic?

You can't fail to miss the Orlando's distinctive exterior styling. I wouldn't call the squared-off styling pretty and I'm sure there's more than a slice of Chrysler PT Cruiser Americana in the raised bonnet line. Still, you'll never lose the Orlando in a car park.

The interior is more conventional than the exterior, the dash looking like an evolution of the curvy style first seen on the Cruze and before that the Vauxhall Insignia. Obviously influenced by current GM design trends, the switchgear and Sat-nav system are the same as you'd find in a Vauxhall Astra and Insignia.

From a distance the interior design looks smart with its gloss black trim and chrome detail. But, while the build quality seems robust, the metallic plastics around the instruments and centre console look and feel cheap. I also think that the gloss black interior trim will scratch easily and wonder what it will look like after a few months of everyday use.

Still, space is why people will buy this car and the Orlando delivers enough to carry seven (even if I believe they will only be comfortable for a short distance). The driving position is fine. Legroom in the front and back of the Orlando is more than adequate, but the furthest two seats are really only suitable for children and shorter people. This is because of the lack of rear head and legroom. It's also worth considering how small the boot area is with the seats in place. Thankfully the seats fold flat into the floor easily, giving up to 1,487 litres depending on how you configure the seats.

So what's the Orlando like to drive on UK roads then? Well I had the chance to drive the 139bhp 1.8-litre petrol and 128bhp 2.0-litre diesel both with manual transmission and an automatic version of the range-topping 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel.

My advice is to avoid the 1.8 petrol as it felt scarily underpowered on the test route; the five-speed gearbox is notchy too. The best Orlandos in my view are diesel powered, the sweetest being the 128bhp version which was torquey, quiet and refined. It was well mated to the slicker six-speed manual too. I wouldn't blame those who go for the quicker 161bhp version, but smooth though the five-speed auto was, I can't help feeling that the manual version would be more satisfying.

The Orlando's ride is generally hard but composed, however you're always aware of road imperfections as the suspension sends large shudders into the cabin. The 18-inch alloys, which are part of the Executive pack for the LTZ trim, amplify this and are best avoided.

The firm suspension means the Orlando corners better than you'd expect. Body control and grip is good, it's just a shame the steering is over-light and lacks feel.

To sum up, the Orlando is an interesting high-value addition to this competitive segment. It's a shame then, that its lack of finishing in key areas will give rivals the edge.

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2012 Chevrolet Orlando Preview

The compact multipurpose vehicle market—or microvan, whatever you want to call it—is about to double its product offering. After the Mazda5 and the Kia Rondo, Ford will introduce its C-MAX and GM will launch the Chevrolet Orlando before the end of the year.

Let’s face it; a pint-size family hauler makes sense for many reasons: reasonable price, good fuel economy and a more-manageable package for tackling shopping mall parking lots. In Canada, the Mazda5 and Rondo are selling pretty well, but in the U.S., consumers are still hooked on bigger vehicles, which is why the Orlando will be an exclusivity for us, for now.

However, it currently is on sale in Europe, as it was first presented to the public at the 2010 Paris auto show. This is good: let the Europeans deal with the teething problems, and then send it over here. We still don’t know where the Orlando will be assembled, but we’ll take a guess that it’ll be either in Mexico or in Oshawa, Ontario.

With a wheelbase of 2,760 millimetres and a length of 4,652 mm, the Orlando is longer than a Cruze sedan (upon which it is based) but obviously shorter than an Equinox. It does, however, offer three rows of seats, so up to 7 passengers will fit inside.

European versions offer the choice of a 1.8-litre gasoline four (139 horsepower) and a 2.0-litre diesel four (129 or 161 horsepower). The Canadian-spec Orlando will rely on only one engine, a direct-injected 2.4-litre inline-4 that will develop about 178 horsepower, while 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions will be available.

Chevy’s MPV will also feature a MacPherson strut front and torsion bar rear suspension, disc brakes with ABS all around and electric-assist power steering. Depending on trim level, 16- or 18-inch wheels will be available.

Inside, you’ll find a stylish instrument panel complete with blue ambiance lighting and familiar GM switchgear. The radio control cluster cleverly flips up to reveal a storage bin that’s spacious enough to fit portable devices such as your smartphone or your MP3 player.

When the vehicle goes on sale, three trim levels will be offered, LS, LT and LTZ. Standard features will include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, keyless entry, a CD player with MP3 file playback, six airbags as well as traction and electronic stability control systems. Uplevel trims will also feature a USB port, leather seating surfaces, cruise control, fog lamps, climate control, heated front seats and a telescopic steering column.

More information on the 2012 Orlando should be announced later this year, including pricing. However, it’s safe to assume that its base price should come in at under $20,000.

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Chevrolet Orlando first drive
Monday, 14 February 2011 13:55

The all new Orlando seven seat MPV on sale in March is the first of seven new Chevrolet models coming to the UK in the next 15 months.

As a reminder Chevrolet is General Motors largest global brand with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries with a new car sold somewhere in the world every 7.4 seconds. Re-launched in Europe in 2005, from the ashes of the South Korean Daewoo brand, sales last year in Europe were just under 500,000 units but this will double by 2015 as the range expands.

In the UK sales in 2010 were 13,768 units, 5,000 down on 2009 as the company cut out unprofitable daily rental fleet business. Mark Terry, Chevrolet’s UK managing director, said “The brand’s retail sales last year remained good and we expect to sell around 19,000 vehicles this year, 10,000 of them being to retail customers. In 2012 after further new models have arrived we will see a big increase in sales.”

“The Orlando is expected to account for 2,000 UK registrations this year and is the first of our new models. The brand will really establish itself this year with new products covering 66% of the new car market. It is a very important year for Chevrolet” he added.

After the arrival of the Orlando MPV the other new Chevrolet models will be the Captiva SUV, the Cruze 5-Door C-segment hatchback, the Aveo supermini the Camero 426bhp V8 hard and soft top American muscle car and the Volt electric car.

Mark Terry added that the Orlando seven seat MPV will have a 50/50 sales split between retail and fleet customers and half of the fleet sales will be to Motability customers. Already enquiries from Motability users are up by 218% over previous enquiries. He added the company had planned for a 50/50 sales split between petrol and diesel models but with the price of diesel fuel being considerably more than petrol it is now difficult to be specific.

The all new Orlando, based on the Cruze platform, is available with a 1.8-litre petrol engine and two 2.0-litre diesel 130 and 163PS units. There is the choice of LS, LT, LTZ and LTZ Exec Pack levels of specification depending on which engine is chosen. Prices range from £16,395 to £23,195. The single best selling version is expected to be the LT 2.0-litre 130PS diesel priced at £18,645. All are covered by Chevrolet’s customer friendly Five Year Promise, a package of a five year 100,000 mile warranty with servicing, roadside assistance and MOT test cover.

The new Chevrolet Orlando with seven seats accommodated in the usual three row system is 4,652mm long but unlike many large MPVs it isn’t van-like, it looks like a bold and elongated hatchback with four hinged side doors and a top hinged rear tailgate. Its most obvious competitors are the new Ford Grand C-Max which has rear side sliding doors, the excellent Peugeot 5008, the Volkswagen Touran and the forthcoming Vauxhall Zafira seven seater which is reputed to use the same floorpan as Chevrolet and Vauxhall/Opel share many components.

In addition to well-abled customers, families with children and older couples with grandchildren Chevrolet have a keen following from the Mobility sector of the less-abled and already there is huge interest from these users with enquiries before the March on sale date up by 218% from them. Chevrolet is also targeting the executive hire business as well as private hire and taxi companies.

Inside the Orlando looks thoroughly modern with clean lines and well organised controls and instruments. The hard plastics are not the most pleasing to touch as they are not the higher quality soft-feel used by many manufacturers but they will be durable and that will be a hard wearing. The centre and rear seats fold down for maximum load carrying with up to 1,487-litres of space with just the front two seats in use. In its most usual configuration with five seats in place the load area offers 852-litres of space but with all three rows in use the boot has just 89-litres of room – not very much.

Specification is generally very good value for the money – that will be its main selling point along with its seven seater design.

The entry level Orlando is badged LS and standard equipment includes electronic stability control, air conditioning, follow-me-home headlights, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking, six airbags, three 12v power sockets, tinted windows and an adjustable steering wheel. It also includes two clever innovations - a supplementary rear-view mirror allowing both driver and passenger to see all of the car’s occupants, and an extremely clever hidden cubby compartment behind the stereo facia; the perfect place to conceal MP3s, phones and iPods away from prying eyes. The LS is available with the 141PS 1.8-litre petrol engine and five speed manual gearbox or with a new 130PS 2.0-litre diesel unit a six-speed manual gearbox transmission.

LT models, the main selling level, comes loaded with even more kit. As well as the standard LS equipment, they get rear parking distance sensors, a USB port, 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, a chrome-effect tailgate handle, driver’s armrest, leather-covered steering wheel, front fog lights, electric rear windows and an upgraded sound system with steering wheel audio controls. In addition to the engines already listed the LT can be specified with the most powerful Orlando unit, a 163PS 2.0-litre diesel with six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed auto as an option.

The range-topping LTZ models are offered with a choice of all three engine options. There are goodies galore and these include distinctive 17-inch alloys, automatic cruise control, an electro-chromatic rear view mirror, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, blue ambient panel lighting, a gloss black centre console, power-folding door mirrors, a rear cargo net and chrome-effect body detailing. Buyers of diesel-engined LTZ models can also specify an optional Executive Pack, priced at £2,000. This adds full leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite navigation and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Orlando also benefits from best-in-class insurance group ratings – no other seven-seat MPV can match the 1.8-litre petrol model’s 10E classification, while the 130PS 2.0-litre diesel is in class 14E and the 163PS 2.0-litre diesel is the 16E bracket.

My first brief test drive at the press launch event conveniently on my local Cotswold roads, ironically the same venue Ford used for their recent press introduction of the C-Max and Grand C-Max, but didn’t get off to a confident start. First of all I drove the 1.8-litre petrol model but with the very top LTZ specification with the optional 18-inch wheels. Not a good start. The 141PS petrol unit was capable – just, but pretty gutless and it desperately needs a six speed gearbox to reduce the noise at cruising speeds. That said the fuel economy of 40.3mpg was slightly better than the official 39mpg quoted. But the biggest drawback was the over-sized 18-inch wheels. They didn’t cope at all with the ruts, ridges and bumps making the handling erratic and the ride very uncomfortable.

Transferring to the main selling 2.0-litre 130PS turbodiesel with LT specification and standard 16-inch wheels was a revelation. The engine was much stronger and really very well suited to a vehicle of this size. The fuel economy over the same route was 44.4mpg against the official 47mpg, not a great difference, but the unit was more responsive and thanks to the standard six speed gearbox it sounded less stressed at cruising speeds. The biggest improvement was definitely in the handling and ride comfort departments thanks to the smaller wheels. There was plenty of front end grip, the cornering was predictable and the steering sharper. The vehicle coped easily with the poor road surfaces so my advice is to definitely go for 16-inch wheels, the difference was huge.

Orlando the vehicle could be an exciting place for family transportation and Orlando the place is an exciting venue to go on holiday with Walt Disney World being one of its main attractions. But this Orlando seven seat MPV is no Mickey Mouse people carrier.

MILESTONES. Chevrolet Orlando 2.0-litre 130PS LT MPV. Price: £18,645. Engine/transmission: 2.0-litre, four cylinder, DOHC, common-rail, turbodiesel 130PS (128bhp), 232lb ft of torque from 2,000rpm, 6-speed manual. Performance: 112mph, 0-62mph 10.1 seconds, 47mpg (44.4mpg actual), CO2159g/km, VED road tax £155, BIK company car tax 23%. Insurance group: 14E. Dimensions/capacities: L 4,652mm, W 1,836mm, H 1,633mm, load space 89 -1,487-litres, 7-seats, maximum braked towing weight 1,500kg. For: Relatively cheap considering the high specification and seating for up to seven people, looks smart, seems well put together, durable rather than plush interior. Against: Not as practical or desirable as other new MPVs of the same size, large wheel option destroys handling and ride comfort capabilities.

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Chevrolet Orlando Road Test
Wed, 01 Dec 2010

Another day, another 7-seater MPV.

The Orlando is part of Chevrolet’s gap filling programme in order to have vehicles covering 60% of the European market by 2015. Like a phoenix risen from the ashes of the old GM, the company is now in good shape and doing well.

Why Orlando? Because that’s where Disneyland is and because the name is better known by most sub teens than Chicago and probably even New York. It’s synonymous with family fun, so very attractive for a 7-seater MPV.

The Orlando is not a rebodied Zafira. It’s on the newer GM Delta platform shared with the Chevrolet Cruze and Vauxhall/Opel Astra, stretched 233mm to an overall length of 4,652mm. That’s 202mm shy of the new Alhambra, 178mm shorter than a Ford Galaxy, but 62mm longer than a Citroen Grand Picasso, 88mm longer than a Renault Grand Scenic, 113mm longer than a Peugeot 5008, 132mm longer than Ford’s Grand C-Max and 212mm longer than a Toyota Verso.

This translates to a reasonable amount of legroom in the rearmost seats for sub teen children, and adults for short distances, but the centre row does not slide so rear legroom cannot be shared out.

At least access to the rearmost seats is good, with both sides of the 60/40 split centre bench double-folding. And each of the seats fold flat in a single action to quickly offer a flat load deck. Load capacity is 92 litres all seats up, 454 litres with rearmost seats folded and 1,487 litres all seats folded and filled to the ceiling. The rear load sill is thoughtfully protected with a plastic cover.

Practical features on all versions include a panoramic back seat mirror so drivers can see what the kids are up to, a nifty cubby hidden behind the stereo fascia for hiding iPods and the like, and four 12v power sockets. All Orlandos get aircon and electric windows and mirrors.

Powertrains comprise a belt cam 140PS 1.8 litre petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission, a vastly better chain cam 130PS 2.0 diesel with 6-speed manual, and a 163PS 2.0 diesel with either 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

CO2 emissions of both diesel manuals is 159g/km so just inside the UK company write-down limit, but at 186g/km the automatic is way over, so that’s most likely to find friends among private buyers, Motability customers and taxi firms. The reasonable price levels of the LS and LT manual diesels help keep company driver BIK levels in check.

The chain cam diesel is quite an amiable thing, providing sufficient torque to run from 800rpm and actually pull from 1,000rpm. None of that wait-for-it then sudden catapult effect. At 120kmh (75mph) the automatic only turns over 1,500rpm and the manual about 1,700rpm.

Handling isn’t what people buy this sort of car for (unless they buy a Ford Grand C-Max). It’s adequate, but no more than that, and ride quality deteriorates markedly on the top spec 18” alloys with 235/45 R18 tyres. On the base model’s 215/60 R16s the ride is better, though understeer obviously occurs earlier.

The additional attraction of the Orlando is Chevrolet’s Five Year Promise of five year’s manufacturer warranty, five years servicing, five years roadside assistance, five years MoT test warranty and five years of annual checks.

With a cam chain holding the diesel engine together, it should offer better long term reliability than a belt cammer and no £500 sting every 5 years or so to change the cambelt, so that’s another positive. While the amiable, low revving nature of the diesel engine might make it more economical in real life than the certification figures suggest, especially on motorways.

So if you need a reasonably priced 7 seat family car the Orlando should definitely be on your list, and possibly right at the top of it.

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Chevrolet Orlando 2.0 VCDi 163 LT review
Test date 30 November 2010

This is Chevrolet’s entry into the hard-fought European market for compact seven-seat MPVs. Or, to look at it another way, it’s a Korean-designed and Korean-built Astra-based people carrier.

Although its boxy, faux-SUV styling suggests otherwise, the Orlando is just 4.6m long. Inside it has seatbelts for seven, with the third row made up of two individual seats that can be folded flat into the floor.

The middle bench seat has a 40/20 split fold and an adjustable backrest angle. With the back of the bench folded flat, the Orlando offers a virtually flat load bay through to the front seats, though it’s not very deep.

See the test pics of the Chevrolet Orlando in action

There’s a choice of three engines, when the Orlando goes on sale next spring. The entry-level unit is a 139bhp 1.8 petrol, followed by a de-tuned 128bhp 2.0-litre turbo diesel and the full-fat, 161bhp, 2.0-litre turbo diesel.

The petrol engine gets a five-speed manual ‘box, the diesel a six-speed. A six-speed auto’ is also optional on the diesel.

Prices start at £16,395 for the 1.8 Orlando in base LS spec (which includes air-con, six airbags, remote locking and an adjustable steering wheel). The entry diesel model costs £17,695. The range-topper diesel auto’ LTZ Executive (which gets sat-nav, leather and heated seats) costs £23,195.
What’s it like?

Although the Orlando is based on the same Delta platform as the Astra, it feels a size bigger. The cockpit is roomy, with plenty of shoulder space and the steeply sloping centre console presents the controls at very useable angle. The gear lever and handbrake are also particularly well-placed.

Aside from the ubiquitous mega-cupholders between the front seats there’s a small console bin and the very clever cubbyhole hidden behind the stereo’s fascia, which pivots up and over for access.

Middle row passengers get decent knee and headroom, while the third row has headroom for adults but child-only legroom. Plastic quality in the cockpit is pretty good, but rather more prosaic in the cabin and boot.

Overall, though, the Orlando feels robustly and honestly constructed. Inside, it doesn’t disguise its role as a family workhorse, even if the exterior – with its eye-catching grille design and brash detailing – suggests something more engaging.

Although the Orlando is hardly about pure driving pleasure, the range contains a big surprise. The 1.8 petrol unit is quite smooth and decently refined, but would probably be marginal will a full compliment of passengers. The 1.4-litre petrol turbo due later next year will be a better bet.

However, potential Orlando buyers should look no further than the 2.0-litre diesel engine, especially when hooked up to the six-speed autobox.

This engine – in stark contrast to the unit fitted to the Insignia - is refined, punchy and smooth and well matched to the slick six-speed manual. But it’s also particularly impressive in conjunction with the autobox.

According to Orlando vehicle line director Wilhelm Reinheimer, this ‘Family Z’ engine is a Korean design, based on an old Euro IV-compatible unit, but extensively re-engineered. He also says that the Korean expertise with automatic transmissions is the reason for the unusually slick pairing of a diesel and torque converter auto.

Otherwise, the Orlando has a quiet cabin and it runs straight and true at motorway speeds. It’s not exactly a driver’s car, but it resists body roll well even if the steering loses weight and feel on longer bends.

On the Spanish test roads it also rode well, though poor surfaces were mostly absent. The severe Spanish anti-speeding ridges did, though, resound through the structure, so we’d have to reserve judgment until we get the car on UK roads.
Should I buy one?

If you prefer the unconventional looks of Orlando compared to the sloping-nose conventionality of the opposition, the Chevy offers significant advantage for the private buyer.

Chevy’s ‘5-year Promise’ gives you five years’ warranty, servicing and roadside assistance. You are even insured against the car failing its first and second MOTs.

In diesel auto form, the Orlando is particularly easy and willing and it would make a very relaxing and useful family wagon. However, base diesel form, especially with 5-year back-up plan, offers a tempting mix for the private buyer.
Hilton Holloway


Chevrolet Orlando 2.0 VDCI Auto LT

Price: £20,395; Top Speed: 111mph; 0-62mph: 10.6sec; Economy: 40.4mpg (combined); CO2: 186g/km; Kerb weight: 1659kg: Engine: 4 cyls, in line, 1998cc, turbo diesel; Power: 161bhp at 3800rpm; Torque: 266lb ft at 2000rpm; Gearbox: Six speed auto

http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/...163-LT/254402/
Chevrolet Orlando review

WE LIKE
1. Smooth and refined diesel engine
2. Solid and attractive interior
3. Genuinely seats seven
WE DON'T LIKE
1. Awkward styling
2. Engines not the most efficient in the class
3. Gutless petrol motor

The compact MPV sector was only born in the mid nineties, but now almost every mainstream manufacturer has a seven-seat people carrier tucked away somewhere in their line-up. The Orlando is Chevrolet's current attempt at making a car that can carry a large family and all their kit.

As with all the cars in this class, the rearmost seats are not designed to be used on a daily basis, so this is really a large family car with two seats that can be popped into occasional use. Where the Orlando does outperform the opposition is the space available to those that end up in the third row. While the high floor means your knees almost inevitably end up higher than your hips, there is plenty of room between them and the seats in front, making the slightly odd position bearable for longer than a mere dash into town.

There is nothing particularly innovative about what the seats do in terms of folding - but they are easily operated and the middle row flips well forwards to allow easy access to the back.

Where Chevrolet will hope to trump its rivals is on its price and specifically its value for money. Thankfully this is not the case, and the dash is smartly designed and laid out in a basic and easy to navigate style. Its neatest trick is the camouflaged button that flips the centre console fascia open to reveal a box to hide small valuables such as phones and wallets from view.

It is tricky to make a practical car much of a looker, but Chevrolet has half succeeded. The front end carries the bow-tie badge well, and the angular headlights lend it a dynamic look. But from the wing mirrors back, things are a little more awkward. The mirrors are large, and look tacked on, and there is a large amount of cheap-looking plastic around the sills and wheel-arches. The back end looks clumsy and its blocky proportions don't do the front of the car justice.

But the engines and the ride do - this is a comfortable car and the diesel engines are pleasingly refined and quiet. The oil burners are certainly not quick, but are certainly better suited to overtaking than the painfully slow petrol, which should be avoided. The biggest under-the-bonnet blot on the Orlando's copy book is that the emissions only just slip beneath the crucial 160g/km CO2 barrier and the fuel economy is some way of the class leaders - elements which are likely to hamper the big Chevrolet in a tremendously competitive (and overcrowded) segment.

Fifth Gear overall car ratings

STYLING
While the front end bears the now familiar Chevrolet bow tie and is cleanly attractive for it, the sides and back don't fare so well. There is too much cheap looking plastic, and the back end looks clumsy.
HANDLING

For a tall car there is pleasingly little body roll, and the Orlando feels composed at speeds on motorway and A roads. The small back passenger window compromises over-shoulder visibility though, affecting around-town driving slightly.

COMFORT
The seats and steering wheel are adjustable in enough directions to make getting comfortable in the driver's seat easy. In a rarity for this size of car, the third row of seats has enough legroom to travel for a decent length of time in comfort, even if the headroom is such that your knees might end up around your ears.
QUALITY & RELIABILITY

Chevrolet now offers a five year warranty on all its cars, suggesting it is confident in its reliability. The look and feel to the car is much more one of economy than opulence though, but everything does feel solidly made.

PERFORMANCE
Avoid the petrol engine if you want any sort of performance - it struggled to climb hills and overtake with just two people on board, let alone seven - but the diesel is admirable, even in the lower powered version. It is not fast, but competitive with rivals and capable of overtaking.
ROOMINESS

With seven on board you had better hope everyone is travelling light - the back seats take up lots of the boot. However, being able to drop just one is a help and all seven seats get a decent amount of head and leg room.

STEREO / SAT NAV
Although a built in sat nav is an option, it is better to avoid it. It is unintuitive to use with some buttons performing functions they are not labelled for. Stick with an aftermarket system and save yourself the money.

RUNNING COSTS
The Orlando's claimed average mpg figure sits in the high 40s - good, but not as good as many of its rivals, which head above and beyond the 50mpg mark.

VALUE FOR MONEY
The Orlando range starts off cheaply, but not if you want the engine worth going for. It is easy to end up spending well above £20,000, although this will result in a well specified car if you do. Cruise control, auto-dipping headlights and 17-inch alloys all come with the mid-range trim.

ENVIRONMENT
Although diesels work hard to get under 160g/km, they only just manage it and are not the cleanest in the class. Competitive, but not class leading.

http://fwd.five.tv/cars/medium-mpv/c...vrolet-orlando
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