Chevrolet’s South Korean-built Orlando goes on sale in Canada in October. Unlike versions launched in Europe recently, the model line is all-petrol, using a larger 174hp, direct injection, 2.4-litre Ecotec I4 with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Pricing on the 2012 model ranges from CDN$19,995 for the LS to $29,735 for the LTZ.

GM Canada expects the best fuel efficiency of any non-hybrid seven passenger vehicle sold in the country – 10.1l/100km in the city and 6.7l/100km highway.

“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,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada.

Like most Chevrolet vehicles, the Canadian Orlando will be offered with OnStar that includes automatic crash response and injury severity prediction that helps advisors alert first responders when a vehicle crash is likely to have caused serious injury to the occupants.

The Orlando will also be sold in Mexico but not the US.

A week in Orlando