Chevrolet Orlando concept hints at future
Chevrolet’s last attempt at a minivan, called the Uplander, was a total disaster. Their new attempt will be shown off as a concept at October’s Paris Auto Show.
The new Multi-Purpose Vehicle attempts to offer the qualities of a car, a minivan and an SUV, all into one automobile. It sounds exactly like the design philosophy for the sad Uplander, but this one is based in the Chevy Cruze platform, and is most likely a smaller vehicle than any previous Chevy minivan.
Seemingly aimed at the European market, it only sports a 150 hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 320 Nm of torque. Inside, the five-door Orlando is designed to meet the needs of families and those who need plenty of seating capacity with adaptable, theater-style seating in three rows that comfortably accommodate up to seven occupants. Whenever load carrying becomes a priority, the spacious cabin can be quickly transformed into a large cargo area.