Americans likely won’t recall the Chevrolet Orlando, though it was sold up north in Canada, but the brand debuted the second-generation at the Chengdu Motor Show in China. The frumpy multi-purpose vehicle has certainly grown up.
Specifically, Chevy showed the new Orlando in Redline guise with sporty elements inside and out. The exterior borrows a lot of its look from the FNR-X concept, which the brand showed in China last year. Chevy didn’t provide photos of the Orlando’s rear, however, so we can’t dive too much into the exterior. But, the front fascia is a winner in our books.
For the Redline model, black bowties replace the gold and red accents trim the front bumper and wheels. Inside, seating is arranged in a 2+5 formation for flexibility and the second- and third-row seats fold down for added space.
Power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (displacement wasn’t given) paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Tipping the accelerator reveals 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.
The typical connectivity features are also onboard with the new Orlando. The latest MyLink infotainment system, OnStar and more support the driver and offer and intelligent mapping system. One rather neat feature is the option for a Chevrolet Smart Control Bracelet that allows drivers to access the new Orlando without a key fob.
Chevy expects to launch the new Orlando at the end of September with a starting price of 129,000 RMB, or about $19,000 USD at current exchange rates.