DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will debut a seven-passenger, car-based concept vehicle at the Paris Motor show in October, as it seeks to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient, higher capacity vehicles.
The Chevrolet Orlando "multipurpose vehicle" will be powered by a 150-horsepower, two-liter diesel engine, GM said. It will be based on the recently announced Cruze compact sedan but will feature a sport utility vehicle-like design.
"The five-door Orlando is designed to meet the needs of families and those who need plenty of seating capacity with adaptable, theater-style seating in three rows that comfortably accommodate up to seven occupants," GM said in a release.
GM has said the Cruze will also officially debut at the Paris Motor Show. That car, which GM has said is designed for fuel efficiency, will be launched in Europe and Asia next year. It will come to the U.S. in second half of 2010.
GM shares fell 13 cents to $10.70 in trading immediately after the opening bell. Shares are down 56 percent for the year.