New spy photos of the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando MPV give us new perspective on a vehicle displayed as a concept in 2008. Pics and details inside.
New spy photos of the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando show GM's future MPV with similar exterior and interior features as the Chevy Orlando Concept. The concept, introduced at Geneva in 2008, has a similar roofline and doors as its newest prototypical counterpart.
Captured by cameras during cold weather testing, the front-wheel drive Orlando can be seen with redesigned side sills, and b-pillars that are more visible than they were on the show car. Its interior was also snapped with a center console and layout almost identical to the early incarnation.
Pictures show that the MPV might not get the same rear LED lights as the concept. Despite the heavy padding at back, the prototype vehicle looks as though it may have a relatively flat rear.
The spy believes the Orlando will have the Mazda5 in its sites when it comes on the American market next year, likely as a three-row seven-seater. Built on the Cruze's Delta II platform, some speculate that the Chevrolet Orlando will get the 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine being released with the 2010 Equinox.
GM will release the Chevrolet Orlando in 2011, preceding the next-generation Opel Zafira.