No Chevrolet Orlando for U.S., says General Motors
According to the recent announcement from General Motors Co., the seven-seater Chevrolet Orlando crossover will not be bought to United States. The decision that was made by Mark Reuss, GM’s president for North America stated that the company currently wished to focus only upon the existing models for the brand.
“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,” Margaret Brooks, Chevrolet’s product marketing director for small cars and crossovers, said in an interview. “We feel that with those vehicles, Chevrolet has plenty of options for the modern family.”
GM back in January 2009 said it would start offering the Orlando in the U.S. in 2011. Bit with this announcement it is clear that these plans have been axed. However GM still plans to sell the Orlando in Canada, Europe and Asia, said Brian Goebel, a company spokesman.
Brooks further added that in place of bringing Orlando to the US, Chevrolet will get more production capacity for the Equinox sport-utility vehicle, Traverse SUV and Malibu sedan.