2012 Chevrolet Orlando Hits Canadian Market in October

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The 2012 Chevrolet Orlando will be coming to North America, but only to the Canadian market for now.

GM's latest crossover/minivan rival is the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando, which was once scheduled to arrive stateside, but that idea was soon scrapped. Instead, it will be making its Canadian debut soon and pricing has just been announced. The Orlando hit European dealerships in the beginning of the year and despite GM's initial plan to put the 7-seater on hold in the US, they have faith the South Korean-built people carrier will do well in Canada. If it does well, there's always a chance it'll come to the US.

According to president and managing director at General Motors of Canada, Kevin Williams, "The new Orlando builds on the transformation of Chevrolet's fuel efficient and versatile product portfolio, offering a family-friendly vehicle in a key segment in the Canadian market. With its expected segment-leading fuel efficiency and standard seven-passenger seating, Orlando should be a popular choice with Canadian families." Under the hood, power for the Orlando is generated from a 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine with direct-injection that produces an output of a respectable 174hp.

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When hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission, the Orlando delivers an estimated fuel consumption of 23.3/35.1 mpg city/highway while the six-speed automatic delivers 22.2/34 mpg city/highway. The 2012 Chevrolet Orlando will be available in three trim levels for Canada. Pricing begins at $20,260 USD or $19,995 CA for the LS model, $22,591 or $22,295 for the LT and finally $30,130 or $29,735 for the flagship LTZ model.

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