Chevrolet HHR Panel

From Chevrolet press: Chevrolet’s unique HHR Panel adds a unique dimension of functionality to the lineup. It offers windowless side panels and rear cargo doors in place of conventional rear doors. HHR Panel models are available in LS and LT trims. There are two LT equipment packages: 1LT and 2LT.

The body of the HHR Panel features steel inserts in place of side windows and cargo doors in place of conventional rear doors. The cargo doors open wide to enable cargo access from both sides of the vehicle, as well as from the rear liftgate. The cargo doors don’t have external handles; they are opened via a dashboard release button or the remote keyless entry fob. The HHR Panel has a flat load floor that provides more than 57 cubic feet (1,614 L) of cargo space, along with approximately 5 cubic feet (141 L) of covered, under-floor storage in large-lockable compartments. An auxiliary power outlet is standard in the rear of the cargo area, as well as a 40-amp auxiliary power connector.

The HHR lineup is powered by a family of technologically sophisticated, inline four-cylinder Ecotec engines that balance usable power with fuel and emissions efficiency. The standard engine for LS and 1LT models is the Ecotec 2.2L engine; the Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder is available on the 1LT and standard on the 2LT.

The 2.2L engine provides 155 horsepower (116 kW)* and 150 lb.-ft. (203 Nm)* of torque and the 2.4L engine provides 172 horsepower (128 kW)* and 167 lb.-ft. of torque (226 Nm)*.

HHR transmissions include a standard F23 five-speed manual transmission and an available Hydra-Matic 4T45 electronically controlled four-speed automatic.

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