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Hang on a minute – that’s a Chevrolet Orlando, isn’t it? Well, not quite – under the body of this test mule, captured by our European spies CarPix, lurks something rather different.

We know GM is working on the next-gen Chevrolet Captiva for 2015, and that it’s said to sit on a versatile new platform called D2XX, which will also underpin the next Chevrolet Cruze.

A quick look under the car reveals a 4WD system – which the Orlando doesn’t have – and twin tailpipes. The mule also reportedly has a slightly shorter wheelbase than the Orlando, and a front end that’s been modified to make room for the new engine and cooling.

And while we’re at it, those aren’t Orlando headlamps, are they? Reports say the new Chevrolet Captiva might borrow some of the Opel Mokka‘s looks, but as always, we’ll have to wait and see.