Review: 2012 Chevrolet Orlando – Beast outside Beauty inside

2012 Chevrolet Orlando

The General Motors car manufacturing brand Chevrolet, nicknamed as Chevy, is all set to roll out its brand new spunky creation- Orlando.  The Chevrolet Orlando is a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV), which is a 5 door and seven-seater compact minivan.

The conceptual model of the Chevy Orlando was presented by the General Motors in the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The conceptual model gained flesh and soul and was demoed in the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Detroit motor giant has released the product worldwide except in the US. The decision to ostracize the US from getting this rugged beauty was due to the fact that the US GM engineers wanted the vehicle to have the knee airbags for enhancing it security quotient, which was not acting as a profitable move. The MPV is currently getting its final touches in the GM’s Kunsan plant situated in Korea.

The Orlando shares a lot of interiors with Chevy Cruze. This is because Orlando is been produced under the aegis of the GM-Daewoo, which was responsible for bringing us the Cruze.  The interiors that are shared by both, Cruze and Orlando include the plastic material used in the interiors, stereo interface and the Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning (HVAC) controls. Only one difference is, in Orlando the stereo player flips up its head to reveal a cubby hole in which you can keep your shades. Pretty Cool!

Now if we steal a look under the hood then we can find the 2.4 L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine sitting in their which is been commanded by the 6-speed gearbox with 174 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. One thing which the prospective driver of the car would dislike would be that the engine makes rumbling sound akin to an agricultural machine. GM states the car would give 22-mpg in the city and 34-mpg on the freeway and the tank can let you get 65 liter of fuel. Now all we can do is just to wait and see how the Orlando zooms on the thoroughfare.

Source: Autoblog

Post Author: Chirag Sunil Pande

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