Chevrolet is moving into the compact MPV class with the new Orlando, shown here during winter testing. And at the same time they are actually making it more like a crossover between SUV and MPV like the Dodge Journey.
This new Orlando aims more or less directly against the Mazda 5 but it will have conventional rear doors instead of the sliding doors that we find on the Mazda.
From the size it also looks like there will be an option to order the Orlando as a seven seater.
Based on the Delta platform, this is the first MPV in a serie of new GM MPV´s. Later on the next generation Opel Zafira will follow. The Orlando will be built at GM´s plant in Hamtramck, Michigan and is expected for 2010.