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Chevrolet has decided not to sell the Orlando in the United States.

While the announcement is a bit of a surprise, the company will focus on increasing production of the Equinox, Traverse, and Malibu.

In an interview with Automotive News, Chevrolet's product marketing director for small cars and crossovers, Margaret Brooks, said "The best thing to do for Chevrolet is to focus on the brands we've already brought to market: the Traverse, Equinox, Malibu and, soon to come, the Cruze. We feel that with those vehicles, Chevrolet has plenty of options for the modern family."

As you may recall, the Orlando is a seven-seat crossover based on the Delta II platform. The production vehicle hasn't been unveiled, but a concept debuted at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and a Chevy Volt MPV5 concept variant was recently unveiled in Beijing.

Despite the cancellation of U.S sales, the Orlando will still be available in Canada, Europe and Asia.

Gallery: GM decides to not sell Chevrolet Orlando MPV in U.S.

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