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2008 Chevrolet Orlando: Disney in Paris?

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2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

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The new Chevrolet Orlando concept looks like it might be the perfect family truckster for a trip to a Disney park--Euro Disney, that is.

GM says the Orlando seven-seater mini-minivan won't be built in Detroit and won't be sold in the U.S. after all.

The Orlando is based on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, a global compact that's coming in a little more than a year to the United States, but will go on sale next year in other global markets. And it's easy to see a clear path to victory in Europe with the van against size-wise competitors from Ford, Mazda, and the French automakers. The compact seven-seat Orlando has a sport-ute flair and a flexible interior. It also has theater-style seating, so backseaters can see the road, and GM promises those seats can be rearranged to create a big cargo area. A GM diesel engine, 2.0 liters in displacement and producing 150 horsepower, is under the hood.

For the United States, though, the slight success of the likes of the Mazda5 probably convinced GM brass more than anything that the Orlando is best left to other markets. Better to go without a minivan altogether. So van fans, in the absence of happy news, soak up some high-resolution consolation:

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

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2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

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2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

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2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

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2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

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  1. The logical successor to the HHR!
     
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  2. I would buy this over the ugly HHR. The Orlando should be its successor!
     
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  3. I think its a mistake for GM to not bring the Chevy Orlando to the US. It should not be compared it to the Mazda 5 which is not a great looking vehicle. Also, Mazda has not done a great deal on advertising for this vehicle.
    It think it would do well here, especially for young families starting out as well as retirees.
    Whith gas in the 3.50 - 4.00 per gallon range, people are rethiniking how they and what they need to drive.
     
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  4. Further proof Detroit just don't get it! This is likely to sell like hotcakes in the US. It is very American looking, compact and economical (likely) to larger Vans. People don't buy current vans in that they look awful, drive crap and not so economical but this just looks cool.
    Stupid GM, just stupid. Maybe time to let your European directors run the US as well.
     
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  5. I'm betting that the main reason it is Europe only has to do with lack of a 50 state clean diesel. With Mercedes and VW leading the way diesel is comming back to the states. I just hope that Detroit will be able to follow, since they can't seem to lead.
    Detroit is out of touch, when Honda an Toyota introduced Hybrids they started with economical passenger cars. But GM's all electric is a sports car. I just hope Chrysler decides to go with the MiniVan or even the Jeep when they introduce their electric models in 2010. I think a 50mpg MiniVan or Jeep would be better then a fancy rechargeable sports car. More useful too.
     
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  6. The new XL7 from Suzuki?!? I like the design and looks, but I don´t think it should be called a mini van and does not look anywhere close to the Mazda5.
     
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