Chevrolet Orlando

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Chevrolet Orlando
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Manufacturer General Motors
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV

The Chevrolet Orlando is a crossover-styled three-row compact MPV manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand since 2011. The first-generation model was mainly developed and manufactured by GM Korea, while also assembled in four other countries. Its main markets were South Korea, Europe, Canada, Latin America, and several other Asian countries. [1] It was not marketed in the United States. [1]


The second-generation model launched in 2018 is solely built and sold in China by SAIC-GM joint venture, sharing the same platform with the Buick GL6. [2] It also marked the end of Orlando production in South Korea.

First generation (J309; 2010)

First generation (J309)
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Model years 2011–2018
2012–2014 (Canada)
Body and chassis
Platform GM Delta II platform
Related Chevrolet Cruze (J300)
Opel Zafira Tourer
Power output
  • 103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS) (1.4 L, petrol)
  • 100 kW (134 hp; 136 PS) (1.6 L, diesel)
  • 104 kW (139 hp; 141 PS) (1.8 L, petrol)
  • 96–120 kW (129–161 hp; 131–163 PS) (2.0 L, diesel)
  • 130 kW (174 hp; 177 PS) (2.4 L, petrol)
Wheelbase 2,760 mm (108.7 in) [5]
Length4,652 mm (183.1 in)
Width1,836 mm (72.3 in)
Height1,633 mm (64.3 in)
Curb weight 1,655 kg (3,649 lb)


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Chevrolet Orlando concept

The Orlando concept was It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and later at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. [6] It was said to be a 5-door, 7-seat vehicle based on Chevrolet Cruze sedan. The concept model features a two-tier grille, headlamps that flow into the front fenders and muscular fender forms that wrap around the wheels, 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine rated 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) and 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft).

In 2010, GM showed the GMC Granite small MPV concept, which is similar to the Orlando. [7]

Production model

Chevrolet Orlando (United Kingdom) 2012 Chevrolet Orlando LTZ VCDi Automatic 2.0 Rear.jpg
Chevrolet Orlando (United Kingdom)

In August 2009, at its extended product review, GM previewed the production-spec Orlando and confirmed its production. [8]

The production model was unveiled at the 2010 Busan International Motor Show, [9] followed by the 2010 Paris Motor Show, [10] and the 2013 North American International Auto Show. [11] Production began at the Gunsan assembly plant in South Korea in October 2010. [12] It was sold in South Korea from February 2011, marketed as an "Active Life Vehicle" (ALV), claimed to be the first of its kind. [13]

It is based on the GM Delta II platform mainly used for C-segment vehicles, [14] and closely related with the first-generation Chevrolet Cruze and the third-generation Opel Zafira. Despite being marketed as an MPV, it is designed with a rugged styling similar to crossovers with plastic wheel arches and a boxy stance. [15] [16]

GM initially intended that the Orlando would be sold in the United States, [17] however, in May 2010, GM reversed their decision. [18] The Chevrolet Orlando sold in Canada starting in 2011 for the 2012 model year. [19] The Orlando was discontinued for the 2015 model year in Canada. [20]

The European model was available from 2011 until 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, the Chevrolet Orlando was discontinued in the Russian market. [21]

The diesel engine for the Korean market was updated in 2015 to meet the government's Euro 6 requirement. All diesel Chevrolet Orlandos sold in Korea were equipped with a 1.6-litre inline-four CDTi engine outsourced from Opel. [22]

Worldwide production of the first generation Orlando ended in 2018, following its discontinuation by GM Uzbekistan and the closure of the Gunsan plant in South Korea which produced it. [4] [3]


Engine codeTypePower@rpmTorque@rpmTransmission
Petrol engines
LUJ1.4 L (1,364 cc) Ecotec I4 (t/c)103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS)200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft)
2H01.8 L (1,796 cc) Ecotec I4 104 kW (139 hp; 141 PS)@6200176 N⋅m (130 lb⋅ft)@3800
LAF2.4 L (2,384 cc) DI Ecotec LAF I4 130 kW (174 hp; 177 PS)@6700171 lb⋅ft (232 N⋅m)@4900
Liquefied petroleum gas engines
LBN2.0 L (1,998 cc) I4 103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS)@600018.8 kg⋅m (184 N⋅m; 136 lb⋅ft)@4600
Diesel engines
?2.0 L (1,998 cc) VCDi Family Z I4 turbo96 kW (129 hp; 131 PS)@3800315 N⋅m (232 lb⋅ft)@2000
Z20D12.0 L (1,998 cc) VCDi Family Z I4 turbo120 kW (161 hp; 163 PS)@3800360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft)@1750–2750

Canadian models included 2.4-litre direct injection petrol four-cylinder engine. [23] European models include 1.8-litre petrol, 2.0-litre diesel engines. South Korean models include 2.0-litre LPG and 2.0-litre (163PS) diesel engines before update to 1.6-litre Opel diesel in 2015.


Euro NCAP test results
Chevrolet Orlando (2011) [24]
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Adult occupant:3495%
Child occupant:3979%
Safety assist:571%


As part of the Chevrolet Orlando launch in the UK, a life-sized Play-Doh clay model replica was unveiled in London in 2011. [25] [26]

Second generation (2018)

Second generation
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AssemblyChina: Yantai, Shandong (SAIC-GM)
Body and chassis
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform D2XX platform
Engine Petrol:
1.35 L L3T Ecotec I3-T
Power output
  • 116 kW (156 hp; 158 PS)
  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,796 mm (110.1 in) [27]
Length4,684 mm (184.4 in)
Width1,807 mm (71.1 in)
Height1,628 mm (64.1 in)
Predecessor Chevrolet Lova RV

The second generation Orlando is solely made and sold in China, manufactured by SAIC-GM. It is available in 5- and 7-seater versions. Power comes from a 1.35 L (1,349 cc) turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 156 hp (116 kW; 158 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 170 lb⋅ft (230 N⋅m) between 1,800–4,400 rpm. [28] Optional Red Line Package makes engine output to 161 hp (120 kW; 163 PS). [29]

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Rear view


Calendar yearEurope [30] Canada [31] South KoreaChina [32]
20142,9251,33920,696 [33]
2015443119,686 [33]
2016212,881 [34]
20178,067 [35]
201812,171 [36] 11,807

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