Chevrolet HHR

Chevrolet HHR LS ( 2007)

The Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof ) is a front wheel drive car model of American car manufacturer General Motors. The vehicle will be marketed since 2006 in the U.S. and since 2007 in the European market and exported to Japan. This is a so-called cross-over vehicle in which the properties of a station wagon are associated with those of a multi- SUVs. The five-door HHR is the 1949 Chevrolet modeled in design with its retro elements Suburban. Conceptually, he leans on the Chrysler PT Cruiser, and is designed to appeal primarily younger buyers.

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, wide roof pillars and the pronounced fenders and bumpers.

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U.S. model

The Chevrolet HHR was introduced at the 2005 Los Angeles Motor Show as a vehicle of model year 2006 and is located below the Chevrolet Equinox. He shares the GM Delta platform with the Opel Astra H, Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Saturn Ion and is made ​​in Ramos Arizpe (Mexico). By June 2006 of HHR already 93,000 cars were sold.


For model year 2007, the trim levels 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, and Special Edition are available, and there is also based on the 1LS and 1LT version of a van with verblechten rear side windows, called Panel LS / LT Panel. Is available as standard power mirrors, 16- inch wheels, front airbags, air conditioning, cruise control, trip computer, central locking, power steering, electric windows and CD radio with six speakers. Optional extras are available, for example, a glass sunroof, electrically adjustable leather seats, a CD changer with sound system, head curtain airbags, auto-dimming interior mirror, a leather steering wheel with audio control buttons, up to 17 - inch alloy wheels, traction control, fog lights, running boards, and even more attachments to available.

The equipment package Premiere Special Edition package is equipped with 17- inch wheels in black chrome, black chrome-colored also an exterior package, fog lights and front lights with tinted glass, color-keyed running boards, design stripes and a special rear roof spoiler. The interior is black and the leather steering wheel is trimmed with colored stitching. The special paint called " Cappuccino Frost Metallic", and there is a black roof rails. The package is available only for the 2LT trim level.


The power is transmitted through a five -speed manual or four-speed automatic.

Gasoline engines:

  • 2006 1LS/1LT: 2.2 -liter inline four- cylinder with 107 kW ( 143 hp ) and 210 Nm of torque
  • 2006 1LT/2LT: 2.4 -liter inline four- cylinder with 128 kW ( 172 hp ) and 228 Nm of torque
  • 2007 1LT/2LT: 2.2 -liter inline four- cylinder with 111 kW ( 149 hp) at 5600/min, 205 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm
  • 2007 1LT/2LT: 2.4 -liter inline four- cylinder with 129 kW (175 hp)

SS Turbocharged

In October 2006, confirmed Cheryl Catton, director of marketing at Chevrolet vehicle that there will be a high-performance variant of the HHR. The vehicle is realized as a SS for the 2008 model year and is equipped with the Ecotec LNF turbocharged engine from the Pontiac Solstice GXP or the Opel GT. The car has been photographed several times during testing since June 2006.

On 13 July 2007 digital scans of the HHR SS Turbocharged dealer brochure were placed on a Fanforumseite the internet. This confirms that the SS is introduced as a 2008 model in the fall of 2007. He holds a 2.0 - liter turbo Ecotec LNF engine, a sports suspension, a five-speed manual transmission with short shifter, ABS all around with discs, independent front and rear aprons, a black cross mesh grille, a rear roof spoiler, an analog to the A column mounted boost gauge, a leather steering wheel with audio controls and polished 18 -inch aluminum wheels. The power is 194 kW ( 264 hp).

European model

After the response to the European premiere of the vehicle was positive at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, the HHR was sold from February 2008 on the German market. Sales were disappointing, however, so the sale of the HHR was discontinued in May 2009. In comparison to the U.S. version, there were only a few trim levels and four colors were available. The base model was equipped with black leather heated seats; the steering column was adjustable in height. Safety features included driver, passenger and window airbags, ABS, ESC and seat belts with pre-tensioners. Additional tools such as manual air conditioning, cruise control ( cruise control ), fog lights, automatically dimming interior mirror and 17- inch alloy wheels were in Europe as the basic configuration.


With the 2.4 - liter engine, the HHR accelerates in 9.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of electronically limited 180 km / h The load capacity is 453 kg at this engine. The combined fuel consumption is according to factory specification with 9.0 liters of premium petrol per 100 km. Just like in the U.S. there are in addition to the five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic (additional charge). The running boards as a broadening of the sills are not available for the European model.

Gasoline engine:

  • 2008 2LT: 2.4 -liter inline four- cylinder 2399 cc, 125 kW ( 170 hp ) and 222 Nm of torque


In North America, prices start at $ 16,595 (equivalent to about 12,000 € ) for the 2.2 -liter base version LS and end with the fully equipped 2.4 -liter 2LT for $ 25,824 (about € 18,700 ). In Europe, the price starts at € 22,990.


With the introduction of the Chevrolet Cruze in May 2009, the HHR has been removed from the program and was available as a new car only on free importers in Germany.

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