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|Parent company||General Motors|
|Assembly||Ramos Arizpe, Mexico|
|Predecessor||Chevrolet Zafira (in Mexico)|
|Car classification||Compact car|
|Car body style||4-door Station wagon|
4-door Panel van
|Automobile layout||FF layout|
|Automobile platform||GM Delta platform|
|Internal combustion engine||2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 Straight-4|
2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 Straight-4
2.0 L (120 cu in) Straight-4 Turbocharger Ecotec LNF
|Transmission (mechanics)||5-speed Manual transmission|
4-speed Automatic transmission
|Wheelbase||2,630 mm (104 in)|
|Length||4,475 mm (176.2 in)|
SS: 176.5 in (4,480 mm)
|Width||1,755 mm (69.1 in)|
|Height||1,605 mm (63.2 in)|
SS: 62.5 in (1,590 mm)
|Automotive design||Bryan Nesbitt|
The Chevrolet HHR (for Heritage High Roof) is a small Retro-styled Compact car Station wagon launched by the Chevrolet division of American automaker General Motors at the 2005 LA Auto Show as a 2006 Model year. Designed to slot below the Equinox, it shares the GM Delta platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion, and Saturn Astra. In Mexico, it's sold alongside its predecessor, the Opel-sourced Chevrolet Zafira Compact MPV.
The vehicle's design is inspired by the mid-1940s Chevrolet cars and trucks, specifically the 1949 Chevrolet Suburban, with large, square fender flares and a hemispherical grille. The design of the HHR has been credited to Bryan Nesbitt who was a former designer at Chrysler where he was the lead designer of the Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Assembly and sales
The HHR is assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico and is available for sale throughout North America. The HHR is also imported to Japan by way of the motor vehicles business unit of Mitsui. First year sales exceeded 93,000 through June 2006.
In October 2006, Cheryl Catton, director of car marketing and retail integration for Chevy, confirmed that a high performance variant of the HHR would be built. The vehicle was expected to be released with SS moniker for the 2008 model year and use the Ecotec LNF Turbocharger engine found in the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line. The vehicle had been photographed testing by a spy photographer several times since June 2006. Digital scans of the HHR SS Turbocharged dealer brochure were leaked on a fan forum site on 13 July, 2007 before any official announcement.
On 16 August, 2007, Chevrolet officially revealed the 2008 Chevrolet HHR SS Turbocharged at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Birmingham, Michigan. It was introduced as a 2008 model in fall 2007. The SS Turbocharged features a 2.0 L (120 cu in) Turbocharger Ecotec LNF Straight-4 Internal combustion engine and intercooler that produces 260 bhp (190 kW) (235 bhp (175 kW) with the optional 4-speed automatic), race-tuned high-performance suspension, five-speed Manual transmission with short-throw shifter, standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes, ground effects with unique front and rear fascias, aggressive black cross-mesh grille, liftgate-mounted aero spoiler, an analog A-pillar-mounted titanium boost gauge, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, and unique 18 in (460 mm) high-polished aluminum wheels.
|Year||Trim||Engine||Power||Torque||United States Environmental Protection Agency (2008) City||EPA (2008) HW||EPA (2008) Comb.|
|2006||LS/LT||2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 Straight-4||143 bhp (107 kW)||150 ft·lbf (200 N·m)||21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp)||28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp)||23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)|
|LT/2LT||2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4||172 bhp (128 kW)||162 ft·lbf (220 N·m)||20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp)||28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp)||23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)|
|2007||LS/LT||2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4||149 hp (111 kW)||152 ft·lbf (206 N·m)||20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp)||28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp)||23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)|
|LS/2LT||2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4||175 bhp (130 kW)||165 ft·lbf (224 N·m)||21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp)||28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp)||23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)|
|2008||LS/LT||2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4||149 hp (111 kW)||152 ft·lbf (206 N·m)||22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp)||30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp)||25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp)|
|LT/2LT||2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4||172 bhp (128 kW)||167 ft·lbf (226 N·m)||22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp)||28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp)||24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)|
|SS||2.0 L (120 cu in) Turbocharger Ecotec LNF I4||260 bhp (190 kW)||260 ft·lbf (350 N·m)||not listed|
In IIHS tests the HHR receives a Good overall score in the frontal offset crash test. And an Acceptable score in side impacts on models equipped with side curtain airbags. Side curtain airbags became standard for 2008 models.
- 2006 Golden Icon Award for "Best SUV"
- 2007 Golden Icon Award for "Best SUV"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Chevrolet HHR Compare Competitive Models" (HTML). Edmunds.com. http://www.edmunds.com/new/2007/chevrolet/hhr/100759599/comparelanding.html. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. "4dr Wagon"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Research Station Wagons" (HTML). MSN Autos. http://autos.msn.com/research/category/default.aspx?category=wagons. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. "Station Wagons... Chevrolet HHR"
- ↑ HHR on Mitsui automotive site
- ↑ Lavrinc, Damon (2006-10-02). "Chevy HHR SS acknowledged" (HTML). Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/23/chevy-hhr-ss-acknowledged/. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
- ↑ Neff, John (2006-06-06). "Chevy HHR SS caught spooling up" (HTML). Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2006/06/06/chevy-hhr-ss-caught-spooling-up/. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
- ↑ Neff, John (2006-09-18). "Spy Shots: Chevy HHR SS" (HTML). Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/18/spy-shots-chevy-hhr-ss/. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
- ↑ Neff, John (2007-04-24). "Spy Photos: 2008 Chevy HHR SS" (HTML). Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2007/04/24/spy-photos-2008-chevy-hhr-ss/. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
- ↑ Nunez, Alex (2007-07-13). "2008 Chevy HHR SS brochure leaked!" (HTML). Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/13/more-brochure-leak-o-rama-2008-chevy-hhr-ss/. Retrieved on 2007-07-13.
- ↑ Abuelsamid, Sam (2007-08-17). "Woodward: Live Reveal of the 2008 Chevy HHR SS" (HTML). Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2007/08/17/video-woodward-live-reveal-of-the-2008-chevy-hhr-ss/. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
- ↑ Wert, Ray (2007-08-16). "Live From The Woodward Dream Cruise, It's The Chevy HHR SS Reveal!" (HTML). Jalopnik. http://jalopnik.com/cars/woodward-dream-cruise/live-from-the-woodward-dream-cruise-its-the-chevy-hhr-ss-reveal-290386.php. Retrieved on 2007-08-16.
- ↑ "2009 Chevy HHR SS Panel SEMA Concept" (HTML). Jaloponik. General Motors. 2007-10-30. http://jalopnik.com/cars/sema/2009-chevy-hhr-ss-panel-sema-concept-315971.php. Retrieved on 2007-10-30.
- ↑ Filipponio, Frank (2007-10-30). "Chevy HHR Panel SS delivers smiles at SEMA" (HTML). Autoblog. General Motors. http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/30/sema-2007-chevy-hhr-panel-ss-delivers-smiles-at-sema/. Retrieved on 2007-10-30.
- ↑ http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=649
- ↑ |publisher=Axcess News |date=2007 |accessdate=2008-02-05}}
- ↑ "Zack Snyder's Film "300" tops in Golden Icon Awards". Axcess News. 2007. http://axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/12342. Retrieved on 4 February 2008.
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