Chevrolet Orlando To Be Sold In Europe, Asia, Canada Only

Chevrolet Orlando To Be Sold In Europe, Asia, Canada Only

The Chevrolet Orlando crossover will not be sold in the United States after all. In an interview with Bloomberg, Margaret Brooks, GM’s product marketing director for small cars and crossovers said that “The best thing to do for Chevrolet is to focus on the brands we’ve already brought to market: the Traverse, Equinox, Malibu and, soon to come, the Cruze.”

In addition to Asia and Europe, the Orlando, a seven seater minivan based on the same platform as the Cruze and Volt, will be sold in Canada, where the Mazda5 (a direct competitor to the Orlando) is a popular vehicle. Canadians typically buy smaller vehicles due to higher vehicle costs, and an average gas price of $4 per gallon.

[Source: Automotive News]

  • Mike Cohen

    DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!! GM, formally the largest automaker in the world and still shrinking, has left a a growing market segment (small mini-vans or MPV’s) wide open to the competition.

    I owned a Pontiac Vibe and loved it. I wanted to buy GM and was looking forward getting an Orlando. Now GM has nothing to replace the discontinued Vibe and I will have to look to another car company.

    If you don’t compete, your market share is ZERO!

  • Douglas Dunn

    I heartily agree with Mike Cohen. I have an 18 year old Ford Escort station with over 230k miles. With great care, It has been unbelievably reliable despite being driven extremely hard. However, a need for a replacement is definitely “on the horizon.” I would really like to replace this vehicle with the Chevy Orlando. However, it looks like a might have to settle for the upcoming Ford C-Max, the new Mazda 5, or the Kia Rio (all much smaller than the Orlando). Apparently, GM is content to “loose out.”