Fancy a new Chevrolet Orlando 1.8 LS for £239 per-month?
Fancy a new Chevrolet Orlando 1.8 LS for £239 per-month? Yes! Great news then, this capable multi-purpose vehicle is now available on a personal contract hire package. Simply sign the inevitable contract then – to use Chevrolet's term – put a further £2,688 'down'. An alternative is to purchase this family workhorse outright for £14,995. This includes the: five-year/100,000 mile warranty and twelve month's roadside assistance.The Chevrolet Orlando's 1.8-litre petrol engine produces 141ps. This propels MPV lovers to 62mph in 11.2 seconds. Not fast then, but acceptable considering its class and pint- sized price tag. Average fuel consumption is 38.7mpg, but this rises to 47.9mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Emissions are 172g/km, so twelve months road tax costs £190. Running costs are therefore mediocre, but there are more economical diesels models available. The problem is that these cost £17,655 to £21,215. Too much for the marque? The likeable Orlando 1.8 LS feels spacious and comfortable. The seven seats move easily between their respective positions, but the rear row best suits occasional use. As such, this memorable MPV can carry five people plus 454-litres of family-focussed essentials. Luggage capacity increases to an impressive 1,499-litres by folding the middle and rear seats flat – but falls to 89-litres with seven people aboard. Equipment includes the: air-con system. electronic stability programme, CD stereo, and electric front windows. The Chevrolet Orlando 1.8 LS is a perfectly capable family workhorse, but it is certainly not the best in class. The Ford C-Max has shaper handling and the Toyota Verso feels more robust. However, this Korean mile-muncher suits those on a budget who fancy something distinctive. It is certainly worth considering for £14,995.