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Chevrolet HHR

revkarevka Posts: 1,750
And to start, here's some news from Edmunds' Headlines section: Chevy Plans Retro HHR.

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What do you think? ;-)

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  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    I came across at cnnmoney: GM to produce retro cross-over. This may not be a permanent link.

    If you come across any other news about the Chevy HRR, feel free to share it here! Also, in accordance with our Town Hall guidelines, please do not link to other sites that also host message boards or chats. Thanks!

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  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Hi nextmoon - Thanks for the link!

    Btw, I thought the retro look would appeal to more members here, but I suppose it's to wait for more details to be released before we see more activity here. If they throw in a 220 hp engine and keep the price below 20k, perhaps that might generate more interest. ;-)

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  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    You know, it looks too much like a fairly large SUV to me, and not enough like a retro wagon. Also, after seeing an SSR in person, and reading the vital stats and a few reviews, well, I'm not much impressed with GM's retro efforts.

    The PT is more at a retro wagon a la panel truck, and pulls it off with real panache. I don't the the GM designers are quite there.
  • hammen2hammen2 Posts: 1,313
    Funny you should say that, because Bryan Nesbitt, the guy behind the PT Cruiser, is the chief designer of the HHR...
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    Interesting! Thanks for that tidbit, hammen.

    I think he may have had more support and fewer, umm, guidelines under the old Chryler management. Just a theory... ;)
  • theo2709theo2709 Posts: 476
    All-New HHR Adds To Chevrolet's Growing Family Of Crossover

    DETROIT- Chevrolet Motor Division has officially selected the name HHR for its all-new crossover vehicle. HHR will begin production in summer of 2005 as a 2006 model.

    "With its expressive design and surprising functionality, HHR is a great addition to our family of Chevrolet vehicles," said Pete Langenhorst, Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR marketing director.

    HHR was an internal codename for "heritage high roof," representing the design of Chevrolet's trucks in the late 1940s. The styling of the HHR reflects both the look of a 1949 Suburban and the current SSR.

    HHR is part of Chevrolet's new small vehicle lineup, which includes the all-new 2005 Cobalt and 2004 Aveo. It will be the third vehicle based off of GM's Delta global architecture.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    to quote Motor Trend, "It looks a decade beyond the PT Cruiser, yet is appearing half a decade after the PT Cruiser."
  • theo2709theo2709 Posts: 476
    http://www.wieck.com/public/*2PV_062778

    BTW Chevy's new tagline is "An American Revolution"
  • It seems better than the PT, which is just a Neon wagon. Friends reanted a PT and it was cramped, and rode like a 67 Chevy pickup.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    the PT Cruiser is classified as a truck. Wonder if GM will try to classify the HHR as a truck.
  • theo2709theo2709 Posts: 476
    Hell since the Magnum is a "truck", why not? I bet this will be a truck.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    bring up the CAFE numbers for the truck segment. (Bring that average from 18 MPG to 20 MPG)
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    I can't say that I am very excited about this vehicle. GM should try and do something a little different than the PT. I'm sure it will sell, but I really prefer the looks of the PT.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    the looks of the Pacifica, the versatility of my Odyssey, the comfort of the Odyssey, the gizmos of the Sienna, all for $30-$33K loaded, with three rows of seats, a NAV system, power liftgate, heated seats and Automatic Climate Control.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    actually is more interesting than the PT cruiser but here's the deal

    -retro is dead....
    -the PT cruiser was the 'original' so no way to match the market buzz

    if this had come out 1 year after the PT it would have a lot more impact. Pretty much another example of GM's marketing and product development ineptness.

    still, it should be an interesting vehicle. I hope it has a bunch more cargo room than the PT....if it does it should sell well.

    If it has the utility of the element, too it should be popular.

    Chevy would do well to have a performance version right out of the chute. Something with a 0-60 in 6 seconds.

    Crysler would be wise to respark interest in the PT cruiser by offering a stretch version of it. One with more room and cargo space.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Retro is not dead, it always comes back.

    ;-)

    HHR should be canned for something similar but modern with cool features. Basically a good looking version of the Element.
  • theo2709theo2709 Posts: 476
    It will have the same engines as the Cobalt, which would mean a 220/240 SS version. Also, it is big. Pretty much the same size as a Highlander.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    engines designed for a Cobalt? No way, I'm not looking at it if it's plastered with a 170 HP base engine but weighs as much as a Toyota Highlander Limited AWD CUV!
  • theo2709theo2709 Posts: 476
    It's based off the same platform as the Cobalt. It will be four-cylinder only. Delta is pretty light.
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