Chevrolet almost completely declassified Orlando new generationJuly 27, 2018
The new Orlando has so far only been announced for the Chinese market, the local name for the five-door van is Volando. It should be noted that the first generation caravan in China was not sold. With the change of generations, the positioning changed – in the Middle Kingdom model is promoted as a crossover designed for young families. The Chevrolet brand declassified the exterior of the novelty in early July, although the car was shown only in the “certified” version of Redline, its features are red inserts on the bumper, painted in black Chevy emblems, exterior mirrors and rims. A photo of the standard Orlando on the Web was posted a few days ago, then the first images of the interior appeared. Now Chevrolet has published new photos of the salon.
Orlando will be available in a seven-seater version, the seats are arranged according to the scheme 2 + 3 + 2. And, according to recent data, the last two seats can not be removed. The second-row sofa is divided in the proportion of 60:40. With the folded backs of the third-row seats, the luggage compartment volume is 479 liters, if you add both rows, this figure increases to 1,520 liters. A virtual “fitting” to the crosswave is not posited, but the model received a multimedia system with a fashionable now “floating” touchscreen – like the recently presented “SUV” Chevrolet Blazer.
The length of the new Chevrolet Orlando is 4 684 mm, which is 32 mm more than its predecessor. The width of the model of the second generation is 1,807 mm (-29 mm in comparison with the old Orlando), the height is 1,628 mm (-5 mm), the wheelbase is 2,796 mm (+36 mm). By the way, the distance between the axes of the second Orlando is the same as that of the compact Buick GL6. The latest model, according to rumors, is unified with Opel Zafira – van Buick was developed back in those days when Opel belonged to the concern of General Motors. It is possible that the GL6 became a “donor” for the new Orlando. The other dimensions of Buick: 4 692/1 794/1 626 mm.
The Chevrolet Orlando will be offered the Chinese with a gasoline turbo LI6 1.3, which is familiar to other local models of General Motors. At the crosswind the engine produces 156 hp and works in tandem with six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The drive is front only. Compact car Buick GL6 also equipped with a motor LI6 1.3T, but the power 163 hp.
A full-fledged premiere of the new Orlando will take place in the near future, sales will start in September. The model will be produced in China at the joint venture GM and SAIC. While there is no information on whether there will be a novelty outside the China.