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The wraps officially came off the Chevrolet Orlando at Naza Quest’s Jalan Ampang showroom today. The seven-seater MPV launches here with a price tag of RM118,888, excluding insurance.

A 1.8 litre Ecotec petrol engine with multi-point fuel injection feeds 141 hp at 6,200 rpm and 176 Nm and 3,800 rpm to the front wheels through a six-speed auto. Fuel economy is a claimed 7.9 litres per 100 km on the combined cycle.

Sitting on GM’s global Delta platform (which also underpins the Chevrolet Cruze), the Korean-built Orlando is offered only in LT trim, for now at least. As such, items such as ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, traction control, 17-inch alloys, electrically adjustable door mirrors, reverse sensor, cruise control and a steering wheel adjustable for rake and reach are standard fitment.

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Entertainment and convenience come in the form of a stereo unit with USB, MP3, Bluetooth, auxiliary and iPod connectivity, with a storage compartment hidden behind the stereo fascia.

Safety equipment includes two airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors for the second row. The body has been designed around a passenger safety cell philosophy, with high-strength steel employed in strategic areas and crumple zones to absorb impact. The doors also unlock automatically upon detection of impact.

Seating configuration is 2-3-2. The second row seats are split 60:40 and can tumble fold, while the third row is split 50:50. With both rows folded, load volume is just shy of 1,500 litres, and 856 litres up to the window line.

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Six body colours are available: Switchblade Silver, Gun Smoke Grey, Satin Steel Grey, Carbon Flash Black, Deep Espresso Brown and Summit White. All except the white are metallic hues. A five-year or 200,000 km warranty and engine oil change at every 15,000 km interval is offered.

Parked outside at the launch was a better-kitted out car (see the last seven pictures in the gallery) with leather seats, a sportier wheel design and screens built into the front headrests – this isn’t available yet, but could this be the Orlando in LTZ trim?

We’ve sampled, albeit briefly, the Chevrolet Orlando, along with its smaller Sonic sibling that launched last week – click here for our driving impressions.