Even the interior seems to be littered with pieces from the Cruze, which is actually a plus. The dashboard features the same pleasing dual cockpit layout with ambient blue backlighting, while the seats are all covered in luxurious leather. Speaking of passenger accommodations, the seats are positioned in a 'theater-style' arrangement where second and third rows are raised to give occupants at the back a better view of what's up ahead. But skeptics beware as the Orlando really does have functional third row seats. Unlike other seven-seaters that barely fit two adults at the back, anyone less than six feet should be able to sit comfortably with leg room to spare.
When it comes to cargo space, there's 1,499 liters available with both back seats folded, 458 liters with just the third row down, or 89 liters with all seats upright.
Currently, there's only one engine option available with the Orlando: a 1.8L 4-cylinder Ecotec DCVVT which produces 141 hp and 176 Nm of torque. That might seem a bit short especially when you have to haul seven people on board plus luggage. But hopefully, the six-speed automatic gearbox and the thought of a 13.7 km/L fuel economy could offset what it lacks in grunt.
For a meager price that crosses just a little over the P1-million mark, the all-new Chevrolet Orlando comes with front and rear disk brakes, front and rear fog lamps, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC). However, given some thought, it's actually more of a steal considering the number of toys it comes with - cruise control, rain-sensitive wipers, automatic headlamps, infotainment system, and six airbags to name a few.
Chevrolet Philippines is certainly revolutionizing the minivan playing field with the all-new Orlando - an MPV with the aesthetics of an SUV, the convenient size of a crossover, and the seven-seat capacity of a minivan. Some say that you can't put a price on love, but from the Orlando's standpoint, true love begins at P1,188,888.