2008 Chevrolet HHR Premiere Edition review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 29 December 2006 , 12:12:21 byEmil

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Chevrolet HHR Premiere Edition

Chevrolet will present a new model, the HHR Premier Edition. Only 4.000 units will be built. Production starts early in the first quarter of 2007 and it has as base the popular HHR 2LT. The Premiere Edition package is priced at $995 and includes different features. Under the hood it hides a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine. The carmaker also offers FE3 sport suspension, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry and a lot more. The HHR also was the highest-rated SUV for the 2006 model year in NHTSA rollover testing.

Chevrolet announced the HHR Premiere Edition, which features a special Cappuccino Frost Metallic exterior color and a special Ebony/Gray two-tone interior.

Only 4,000 HHR Premiere Editions will be built.

The HHR Premiere Edition begins production early in the first quarter of 2007; it is based on the popular HHR 2LT. The Premiere Edition package is priced at $995 MSRP and includes the following features:

Seventeen-inch black chrome wheels
Black chrome exterior package
Front fog lamps with smoked lenses
Headlamps with smoked lenses
Color-keyed running boards
Color-keyed outside rearview mirrors
Exterior accent stripe
Aero wing rear spoiler
Black, roof-mounted side rails
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting stitching
Custom floor mats
Cappuccino Frost Metallic exterior color
Ebony/Gray two-tone interior
The HHR 2LT equipment includes a 2.4L Ecotec engine, FE3 sport suspension, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power outside mirrors, cruise control and remote keyless entry. Also standard is a 260-watt Pioneer sound system with subwoofer, including a front-mounted auxiliary input jack so that an iPod or similar device can be played through the audio system.

"The HHR has been among the hottest selling vehicles in the industry since its introduction last year," said Cheryl Catton, general director of Chevrolet car marketing. "The HHR Premiere and the previously announced HHR Panel will help us maintain that momentum in 2007."

Since its launch, HHR has received five-star crash ratings - the highest rating awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. The five-star ratings were awarded for the driver and right-front passenger in a frontal crash, as well as five-star side-impact crash ratings for front seat and rear seat passengers. The HHR also was the highest-rated SUV for the 2006 model year in NHTSA rollover testing.