The presentation of the minivan has taken place in the Driver`s Village, an automobile sales center in the capital’s Sergeli district. The event was attended by a group of officials from corresponding government agencies and the General Motors Corporation, along with mass media representatives.
Today, Uzbekistan’s automotive industry is made up of over forty modern enterprises that comprise the stock company Uzavtosanoat. For its more than seventeen years’ history, the local automobile manufacturing sector – itself a product of the initiative by President Islam Karimov – has turned into an important segment of the national economy.
Hundreds of thousands of cars under the trademark “Made in Uzbekistan” are currently rolling on the roads of numerous countries around the globe by displaying the high potential and effectiveness of our economy. Demand in them is backed also by a successful collection of customer qualities.
Cars and trucks, buses, specialized vehicles, a wide range of components and spare parts are produced in the manufacturing platforms of the GM Uzbekistan, SamAuto, JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan, General Motors Powertrain Uzbekistan and other enterprises. Given the vigorous competition, they consistently work to refine and perfect the models of manufactured automobiles.
This year, announced by President Islam Karimov as the Year of the Health of the Child, is marked by a brilliant occasion in the activities of GM Uzbekistan, namely, the factory has launched the full-scale production of another brand new automobile – the family minivan Chevrolet Orlando. The specialists of the Uzavtosanoat stock company say that the emergence of a new model in the lineup of light vehicles is indicative of the consolidating and steadily growing local automotive industry.
Chevrolet Orlando is a mid-size seven-seat minivan created on the platform of the popular sedan Chevrolet Cruze. The compact car elaborated by the team of General Motors Korea has a dynamic design underscored by a low line of roofing, and a silhouette reminding a crossover.
The launch of this model of automobile is underway in the Khorezm region in the technology of large-size nodal assembly. The minivan is replenished with a power saving engine with a 141 horsepower capacity with an average fuel consumption of 7.9 liters for 100 kilometers and a six-level automatic gearbox.
Chevrolet Orlando is to appeal first of all to families who opt for cars of all-purpose utility. This model is distinct with practicality and capaciousness, as well as a universal cabin that allows also for transporting some freight. The simplicity of transformation in the interior space depending on the car load allows for a perfect adjustment for the driver and passengers. The additional comfort is created by the multiplicity of departments for storage of belongings. The dash panel is multifunctional.
The car is equipped with front and side air bags, anti-blocking break system, the height-regulated steering column, electric side-view mirrors with heating, the function for regulating the front seats in four directions. Additional options include the rain sensor, climate control, cruise control and the parking sensor.
The cutting-edge design and safety system, the high technical characteristics of the Chevrolet Orlando, combining the latest achievements of General Motors will facilitate increase in the sales of the company in Uzbekistan as much as abroad.