Chevrolet HHR

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Chevrolet HHR
2007ChevroletHHR-001.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 2005–2011
Model years 2006–2011
Assembly Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico
Designer Bryan Nesbitt
Body and chassis
Class Compact Car
Body style 5-door wagon/5-door cargo van
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
Platform GM Delta platform/GMT001
Related Chevrolet Cobalt
Pontiac G5
Opel/Saturn Astra
Powertrain
Engine 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4
2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4
2.0 L (120 cu in) I4 turbocharged Ecotec LNF
Transmission 5-speed F35 (MU3) manual
5-speed Getrag F23 manual
4-speed 4T45 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,630 mm (104 in)
Length 4,475 mm (176.2 in)
SS: 176.5 in (4,480 mm)
Width 1,755 mm (69.1 in)
Height 1,605 mm (63.2 in)
SS: 62.5 in (1,590 mm)
Chronology
Successor Chevrolet Captiva Sport (US)
Chevrolet Trax (Canada)
Chevrolet Orlando (Canada)

The Chevrolet HHR (for Heritage High Roof) is a retro-styled station wagon[1][2] launched by the Chevrolet division of American automaker General Motors at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model — and designed by Bryan Nesbitt.[3] Smaller than the Equinox, 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 last HHRs were assembled in May 2011. The HHR was sold in dealerships across North America until October 2011 (or stock rupture). In the compact crossover wagon/SUV class, the HHR was succeeded by the Chevrolet Trax in Canada and Europe, while the Chevrolet Orlando succeeded the HHR in the compact MPV class. The HHR was replaced in the U.S. by the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, a rebadged version of the Opel Antara. However, the Captiva Sport is only available as a fleet vehicle and is not available new to the general public.

Design[edit]

Chevrolet HHR Panel LS 
1954 Chevrolet panel van 

The vehicle's design was inspired by the mid-1940s Chevrolet cars and trucks, specifically the 1947 Chevrolet Suburban and Advance Design pickups, 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. 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 had a cargo-carrying capacity of 62.7 cubic feet (1.78 m3). All models had a flat-load floor (passenger models have 60/40 split bench) and fold-flat front passenger seat. For the 2007 model year, it was available in five 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.

Assembly and sales[edit]

The HHR was assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, and was available for sale throughout North America. The HHR was also exported to Japan by way of the motor vehicles business unit of Mitsui.[4] First year sales exceeded 93,000 through June 2006.[citation needed]. The HHR was partially available in Europe and is replaced now by the Chevrolet Orlando. In early 2009, the Chevrolet HHR was discontinued from the Mexican lineup due to poor sales.

SS Turbocharged[edit]

2008 Chevrolet HHR SS Turbocharged

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.[5] The vehicle was expected to be released with 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 16 August 2007, Chevrolet officially revealed the 2008 Chevrolet HHR SS Turbocharged at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Birmingham, Michigan.[6][7] It was introduced as a 2008 model in fall 2007. The SS Turbocharged features a 2.0 L (120 cu in) turbocharged Ecotec LNF I4 engine and intercooler that produces 260 bhp (190 kW) (235 bhp (175 kW) with the optional 4-speed automatic), race-tuned high-performance suspension, five-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter, standard four-wheel antilock 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 in (460 mm) high-polished aluminum wheels.

Chevrolet also introduced the HHR SS Panel Concept on 30 October 2007 at the 2007 SEMA Show.[8][9] This was made into a production model for the 2009 model year.

The SS model was removed from the market after the 2010 model year due to GM shuttering its HPVO Group.[10] In addition, GM phased out all GM badges from the front doors for the 2010.5 model year, including the Chevrolet HHR.[11]

In the fourth quarter of 2010, Chevrolet announced that the HHR would be discontinued after the 2011 model year, with the last HHR's available in dealerships starting in late January to early February. HHRs were also available for fleet order until May 2011.[12][13][14]

Engines[edit]


Year Trim Engine Power Torque EPA (2008) City EPA (2008) HW EPA (2008) Comb.
2006 LS/LT 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 143 bhp (107 kW) 150 lb·ft (200 N·m) 21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)
LT/2LT 2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 172 bhp (128 kW) 162 lb·ft (220 N·m) 20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)
2007 LS/LT 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 149 hp (111 kW) 152 lb·ft (206 N·m) 20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)
LS/2LT 2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 175 bhp (130 kW) 165 lb·ft (224 N·m) 21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 23 mpg-US (10 L/100 km; 28 mpg-imp)
2008 LS/LT 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 149 hp (111 kW) 152 lb·ft (206 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp)
LT/2LT 2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 172 hp (128 kW) 167 lb·ft (226 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)
SS 2.0 L (120 cu in) turbo Ecotec LNF I4 260 bhp (190 kW) 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) 21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp) 29 mpg-US (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)
2009 LS/LT 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 149 hp (111 kW) 152 lb·ft (206 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp)
LT/2LT 2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 172 hp (128 kW) 167 lb·ft (226 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)
SS 2.0 L (120 cu in) turbo Ecotec LNF I4 260 bhp (190 kW) 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) 21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp) 29 mpg-US (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)
2010 LS/LT 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 149 hp (111 kW) 152 lb·ft (206 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp)
LT/2LT 2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 172 hp (128 kW) 167 lb·ft (226 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)
SS 2.0 L (120 cu in) turbo Ecotec LNF I4 260 bhp (190 kW) 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) 21 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 25 mpg-imp) 29 mpg-US (8.1 L/100 km; 35 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)
2011 LS/LT 2.2 L (130 cu in) Ecotec L61 I4 149 hp (111 kW) 152 lb·ft (206 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp)
LT/2LT 2.4 L (150 cu in) Ecotec LE5 I4 172 hp (128 kW) 167 lb·ft (226 N·m) 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp)

Safety[edit]

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests the HHR received a "Good" overall score in the frontal offset crash test, and an "Acceptable" score in side impacts on models equipped with side curtain airbags. Side curtain airbags became standard for 2008 models. However, side torso airbags were never made available.[15]

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year U.S. sales
2005[16] 41,011
2006[17] 101,298
2007 105,175
2008[18] 96,053
2009[19] 70,842
2010[20] 75,401

Gallery[edit]

2005 Chevrolet HHR 2.2 LS 
2007 Chevrolet HHR 2.4 LT front 
2007 Chevrolet HHR 2.4 LT rear 
2007 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Special Edition rear 
2008 Chevrolet HHR 2.4 LT front (EU-spec) 
2008 Chevrolet HHR 2.4 LT rear (EU-spec) 
Chevrolet HHR LS FlexFuel 
Chevrolet HHR 2010 2.2 LT FlexFuel 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Research Station Wagons". MSN Autos. Retrieved 2007-08-22. "Station Wagons... Chevrolet HHR" 
  3. ^ "Bryan Nesbitt Bio". GM Media.com. 
  4. ^ "HHR on Mitsui automotive site". Automotive.mitsui.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  5. ^ Lavrinc, Damon (2006-10-02). "Chevy HHR SS acknowledged". Autoblog. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  6. ^ Abuelsamid, Sam (2007-08-17). "Woodward: Live Reveal of the 2008 Chevy HHR SS". Autoblog. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  7. ^ Wert, Ray (2007-08-16). "Live From The Woodward Dream Cruise, It's The Chevy HHR SS Reveal!". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  8. ^ "2009 Chevy HHR SS Panel SEMA Concept". Jaloponik. General Motors. 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  9. ^ Filipponio, Frank (2007-10-30). "Chevy HHR Panel SS delivers smiles at SEMA". Autoblog. General Motors. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  10. ^ "2011 GM Order Guide: Changes for Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, HHR, Malibu; Cadillac STS - Car and Driver Blog". Blog.caranddriver.com. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  11. ^ "GM to drop corporate logo from vehicles – Detroit News". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  12. ^ Good Chevrolet. "Chevrolet Discontinues the HHR". PRLog. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  13. ^ "Goodchevroletblog.com". Goodchevroletblog.com. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  14. ^ "Issue 101 - January 17, 2011 › Purchasing News › Publications › ARI - Automotive Fleet Management". Arifleet.com. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  15. ^ "IIHS-HLDI: Chevrolet HHR". Iihs.org. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  16. ^ "GM Media Online". Media.gm.com. 2006-01-04. Retrieved 2009-05-09. [dead link]
  17. ^ "GM Media Online". Media.gm.com. 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2009-05-09. [dead link]
  18. ^ "GM Media Online". Media.gm.com. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-05-09. [dead link]
  19. ^ http://media.gm.com/content/Pages/news/us/en/2010/Jan/0105_Dec_Sales/_jcr_content/iconrow/textfile/file.res/Deliveries%20December%2009.xls
  20. ^ "December 2010 Sales: General Motors - Cheers & Gears Forums". Cheersandgears.com. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 

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