Chevrolet Orlando

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Chevrolet Orlando
Chevrolet Orlando LTZ 2.0 D – Frontansicht, 16. April 2011, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet (General Motors)
Production 2011–present
Assembly South Korea: Kunsan (GM Korea)
Hanoi, Vietnam (GM Vietnam)
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor, until 2015)
Valencia, Venezuela (GM Venezolana)
Pitnak, Uzbekistan (GM Uzbekistan)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 4-door minivan
Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive
Platform GM Delta II platform
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L CDTI Ecotec I4 (diesel)
1.8 L Ecotec I4 (petrol)
2.0 L VCDi Family Z I4 (diesel)
2.4 L Ecotec I4 (petrol)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,760 mm (108.7 in)[2]
Length 4,652 mm (183.1 in)
Width 1,836 mm (72.3 in)
Height 1,633 mm (64.3 in)
Curb weight 1,655 kg (3,649 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Pontiac Vibe
Chevrolet Vivant
Chevrolet HHR (Canada)

The Chevrolet Orlando (Korean: 쉐보레 올란도; internal code J309) is a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) manufactured by Chevrolet for world-wide markets since 2011.

Concept[edit]

It is a 5-door, 7-seat concept vehicle based on Chevrolet Cruze sedan. It included a two-tier grille, headlamps that flow into the front fenders and muscular fender forms that wrap around the wheels, 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine rated 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) and 320 N·m (236 lb·ft).

The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Paris Motor Show, and later in 2009 North American International Auto Show.[3]

History[edit]

The Chevrolet Orlando as shown at the Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2012 exhibit.

In August 2009, at its extended product review, GM previewed the production-spec Orlando and confirmed its production.[4]

GM originally intended that the Orlando would go into production in the United States,[5] however, in May 2010, GM reversed their decision.[6] The Chevrolet Orlando sold in Canada starting in 2011 for the 2012 model year.[7] This crossover is now being produced at the Kunsan Assembly Plant in South Korea. Orlando has been sold also in Europe since 2011.

In 2010, GM showed the GMC Granite small MPV concept, which is similar to the Orlando.[8]

Production model was unveiled in 2010 Busan International Motor Show,[9] followed by 2010 Paris Motor Show,[10] 2013 North American International Auto Show.[11]

European model was in sale from 2011 to 2014 when most of Chevrolet's vehicles, except muscle and sports cars were permanently withdrawn from the European market, except Russia and CIS member nations. Later in 2015 Chevrolet Orlando discontinued the Russian market.[12]

The model was discontinued for the 2015 model year in Canada.[13]

Diesel engine for Korean market has been updated in 2015 to meet the government's Euro 6 requirement. All diesel Chevrolet Orlando sold in Korea is equipped with 1.6 liter inline-four CDTi engine outsourced from Opel.[14]

Engines[edit]

Engine code Type Power@rpm Torque@rpm Transmission
Petrol engines
LUJ 1.4 L (1,364 cc) Ecotec I4 (t/c) 103 kW (138 hp) 200 N·m (148 lb·ft)
2H0 1.8 L (1,796 cc) Ecotec I4 141 PS (104 kW; 139 hp)@6200 176 N·m (130 lb·ft)@3800
LAF 2.4 L (2,384 cc) DI Ecotec LAF I4 174 hp (130 kW; 176 PS)@6700 171 lb·ft (232 N·m)@4900
Liquefied petroleum gas engines
LBN 2.0 L (1,998 cc) I4 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)@6000 18.8 kg·m (184 N·m)@4600
Diesel engines
? 2.0 L (1,998 cc) VCDi Family Z I4 turbo 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp)@3800 315 N·m (232 lb·ft)@2000
Z20D1 2.0 L (1,998 cc) VCDi Family Z I4 turbo 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp)@3800 360 N·m (266 lb·ft)@1750–2750

Canadian models include 2.4-liter direct injection petrol four-cylinder engine.[15] European models include 1.8-liter petrol, 2.0-liter diesel engines. South Korean models include 2.0-liter LPG and 2.0-liter (163PS) diesel engines before update to 1.6-liter Opel diesel in 2015.

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
Chevrolet Orlando (2011)[16]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 34 95%
Child occupant: 39 79%
Pedestrian: 18 49%
Safety assist: 5 71%

Marketing[edit]

As part of the Chevrolet Orlando launch in the UK, a life-sized Play-Doh clay model replica was unveiled in London.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chevrolet Orlando - gift for the whole family". 
  2. ^ "Chevrolet Orlando: Freund der Familie". Heise. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Drew (11 January 2009). "Detroit 2009: Chevy Orlando Concept comes stateside, production version due in 2011 [w/VIDEO]". Autoblog. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Mark Elias. "On the scene: Some details from GM's product preview". Left Lane News. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "2011 Chevy Orlando: Small SUV, Big on Space". U.S. News & World Report. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "No Chevrolet Orlando for U.S., says General Motors". Nitrobahn. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chevrolet brings fun and functional European MPV to Canada with all-new Orlando". Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Filipponio, Frank (19 December 2009). "Report: GM to show Chevy Orlando-based GMC Granite and hi-po Buick Regal in Detroit". Autoblog. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Bowman, Zach (30 April 2010). "Buick LaCrosse rebranded as Daewoo Alpheon in South Korea". Autoblog. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Ewing, Steven J. (25 August 2010). "Chevrolet Orlando production version unveiled ahead of Paris". Autoblog. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Ross, Jeffrey N. (10 January 2013). "Chevy filling its NAIAS stand with 5 models not sold in US". Autoblog. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Chevrolet Orlando". Wroom.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  13. ^ Cain, Timothy (4 March 2015). "Chevrolet Orlando Discontinued In Canada - No 2015 Model Year Orlando". GoodCarBadCar.net. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  14. ^ Kim, Marie (2 December 2015). "Enthusiastic Response: GM Korea Sells 51,052 Units in November". BusinessKorea. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "2012 Chevrolet Orlando". General Motors. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Euro NCAP results for Chevrolet Orlando" (PDF). euroncap.com. 2011. 
  17. ^ Bowman, Zach (10 March 2011). "Life-size Play-Doh Chevrolet Orlando appears on London streets". Autoblog. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "Toy racer: life-size Play-Doh car sticks to road". General Motors. 9 March 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. 

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