Chevrolet HHR car range and history
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production:||2006 to 2011|
|Top speed:||230 kmh (SS)|
|Acceleration:||0-100 kmh 9.1,5.9 (SS)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles:||station wagon, panel van|
|Chassis/body:||GMT001 Delta platform|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Drive:||Front wheel drive|
|Engine Type:||Straight 4|
|Engine power:||(107-194 kW)|
|Transmission:||5-speed manual,4-speed auto|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Chevrolet HHR that stands for Heritage High Roof, is a front wheel drive car model from General Motors .
The Chevrolet HHR was introduced in 2005 at the Los Angeles Auto Show as a model for the year 2006. The vehicle was exported to the US and introduced in the European market in 2007 and Japan of 2006. By June 2006, the HHR had sold 93,000 vehicles. After the response to the European premiere of the vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007 was not positive, so that the sale of the HHR in Europe was stopped in May 2009 .The model was discontinued in May 2011.
It is a so-called crossover vehicle in which the characteristics of a station wagon of a multipurpose SUV .In the was located below the Chevrolet Equinox . This shared the GM Delta - platform with the Opel Astra H , Chevrolet Cobalt , Pontiac G5 and the Saturn Ion and was also made in Ramos Arizpe Mexico.
The five-door HHR is based in design with its retro elements of the 1949 Chevrolet Suburban . Conceptually, against the Chrysler PT Cruiser .The retro design is by Brian Nesbitt, who has previously designed the PT Cruiser for Chrysler. Special features of the design are the narrow windows, the wide roof pillars and the pronounced fenders and bumpers.In the 2008 model crash test carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , the vehicle received the rating "Good" for the "Moderate overlap front" attempt, the "Margin" rating for the "Head restraints & seats" attempt and the model year 2010 test Crashtest in the trial "Side" the rating "Acceptable".
For the model year 2007, the equipment variants 1LS, 1LT, 2LT and Special Edition were available, there was also on the basis of the 1LS and 1LT version of a delivery van with rear side windows, called Panel LS / Panel LT .
As standard, electrically adjustable mirrors, 16-inch wheels, front airbags , air conditioning , cruise control, on-board computer, Central locking, power steering, electric windows and CD radio with six speakers. Special equipment included glass sliding roof, electrically adjustable leather seats, CD changer with sound system, head airbags, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather steering wheel with audio control buttons, up to 17-inch alloy wheels, traction control , fog lights, running boards and other attachments.
The equipment package Premiere Special Edition Package was equipped with 17-inch wheels in black chrome, a black chrome-colored exterior package, fog lights and front lights with tinted lenses, body color painted running boards, design stripes, a black roof rail and special roof rear spoiler. The interior was in black and the leather steering wheel with colored stitching deposed. The special coating was called "Cappuccino Frost Metallic". The package was only available for the equipment variant 2LT .
Compared to the US version, there were only a few trim levels and four colors were available. The base model was equipped with black, heated leather seats; the steering column was height adjustable. The safety equipment included driver, passenger and window airbags, ABS , ESC and seat belts with belt tensioners . Other extras such as manual air conditioning, Cruise control (cruise control), fog lights, automatically dimming interior mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels were also part of the basic equipment in Europe. The running boards as a broadening of the sills are not available for the European model.
Chevrolet HHR panel Chevrolet offered on the basis of HHR a van version with a load capacity of 1.6 m³ and was only available in the North American market. The vehicle was also built in the sportier version SS.
With the 2.4-liter engine, the HHR accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of electronically regulated 180 km / h. The payload for this engine is 453 kg. The combined consumption is according to factory specification 9,0 liters premium gasoline per 100 kilometers. Just like in the US, there is next to the five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission (surcharge).
In October 2006,HHR SS Turbocharged launched.Cheryl Catton, director of vehicle marketing at Chevrolet, confirmed that there would be a high-performance version of the HHR. The vehicle should as SS realized for the 2008 model year and it was expected that the vehicle with the engine from the Pontiac Solstice GXP or the Opel GT will come.The HHR SS was formally shown at the Woodward Dream Cruise on 18 August 2007. A close-to-production concept vehicle for vehicles in the van version HHR Panel was presented at the 2007 Sema Show .
It has the 2.0-liter turbo engine from the Ecotec series with the engine code LNF, a sports suspension, a five-speed manual transmission with short shifter, ABS with rotors all around, independent front and rear aprons, a black cross-hatch, a roof rear spoiler, an analog, A-pillar boost gauge, leather steering wheel with audio controls, and polished 18-inch aluminum wheels. The maximum power is 194 kW (260 hp) for vehicles with five-speed manual transmission and 175 kW (235 hp) for vehicles with four-speed automatic transmission.
In North America, prices started at $ 16,595 for the 2.2-liter LS basic version and end at $ 2,450 for the fully stocked 2.4-liter 2LT (about . In Europe, the price started at 22,990 euros. in total half a millon sold (526,813).