What is it?
The Chevrolet Orlando sounds like the sort of low-grade saloon you'd rent at an American airport. In fact, it's yet another sign that Chevy is taking Europe a lot more seriously.
It's a seven-seat MPV, first seen at last month's Paris motor show, and going on sale next March as a cut-price rival to the VW Touran and the Vauxhall Zafira.
Like the Chevy Cruze and the Vauxhall Astra the Orlando is built up GM's global Delta platform, albeit with a wheelbase stretched by 85mm. When it goes on sale next March it will be available with a 139bhp 1.8-litre petrol engine, and two 2.0-litre diesels in differing states of tune. The top-line one puts out 161bhp.
What's it like?
For practicality the Orlando looks like making a good fist of cutting it with the likes of the new Ford Grand C-Max and the Zafira, GM's in-house rival. In fact when you start playing with the Orlando's seats it's the Zafira that instantly springs to mind as it has a similar seating system. So the middle row bench splits, tilts, tumbles forward and lies flat in the same way.