Chevrolet HHR LT
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT
The Chevrolet HHR (for Heritage High Roof) is a retro-look compact crossover SUV launched by the Chevrolet division of General Motors at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model. Designed to slot below the Equinox, it shares the GM Delta platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Saturn ION. It is extremely similar in concept to the Chrysler PT Cruiser, though a bit larger.
The design of the HHR has been credited to Brian Nesbitt, who was a former designer at Chrysler, where he was the lead designer of the PT Cruiser. Nesbitt was recruited by GM to join its design staff, and served for a time as the chief designer of the Chevrolet brand.
The HHR is assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico and is available for sale throughout North America.
The vehicle's design is inspired by the 1949 Chevrolet Suburban with large, square fender flares and a hemispherical grille. GM hopes to sell 60,000 per year (first year sales exceeded 93,000 through June 2006), with pricing starting at US$16,990- $25,000, depending on the model (LS, LT, 2LT). The HHR in LT trim comes equipped with a standard MP3-capable radio and power driver's seat. It has a large cargo-carrying capacity for a car of its size, with a flat-load floor and fold-flat front passenger seat.
LS/LT — 2.2 L Ecotec I4, 143 hp (107 kW)
2LT — 2.4 L Ecotec I4, 172 hp (128 kW)