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Chevy HHR History

The following historical data of the Chevy HHR, manufactured by GM (General Motors), was retrieved from many sources.

This is only a brief overview of certain important events in the history of the Chevy HHR Wagon.

2006 Chevy HHR Chevy first showed the HHR to the world at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show in 2005 and the rest is history.

GM let loose the HHR to the public starting in 2006 and it has become very popular indeed. The Chevy HHR is so new that history is still being made, stay tuned for updates as they become known to us.

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The Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) is a retro-styled SUV launched by the Chevrolet division of American automaker General Motors at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2066 model. The HHR shares the GM Delta Platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion, and Saturn Astra. In Mexico, it was sold alongside its predecessor, the Opel-sourced Chevrolet Zafira compact MPV.

The Chevrolet HHR’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.

The HHR has a cargo-carrying capacity of 62.7 cubic feet. All models have a flat-load floor and fold-flat front passenger seat. For the 2007 model year, it is available in four trim levels; LS, LT, 2LT, and Special Edition. A panel van variant was also made available in 2007 for only the LT trim and became available on all trim levels in 2008.

The HHR is assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico and is available for sale throughout North America. The HHR is also exported to Japan by way of the motor vehicles business unit of Mitsui.

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 the SS moniker for the 2008 model year and use the Ecotec LNF turbocharged engine found in the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line.

On August 16 2007, Chevrolet officially revealed the 2008 Chevrolet HHR SS Turbocharged at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Birmingham. It was introduced as a 2008 model in fall 2007. The SS Turbocharged features a 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec LNF I4 engine and intercooler that produces 260 hp, race-tuned high-performance suspension, five-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter, standard four-wheel anti-lock 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 inch high-polished aluminum wheels.

The SS model will be removed from the market after the 2010 model year due to GM shuttering its HPVO Group.

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2006: Chevy HHR is Launched