Detroit Auto Show Preview: Attack Of The Variants! Chevy Unveils HHR Premiere Edition

Oh yay — another Chevrolet HHR variant. I am so very excited about the prospect of seeing Chevy's most recent preview for the Detroit Auto Show up close and personal next weekend. It's yet another unveiling of a vehicle we've already seen, only in a new color combination. I find myself hardly able to contain the joy inside of me. In fact, I'm so excited I think I've found it's caused me to spontaneously wiggle my little toe. That is how excited I am. And who, other than the four people who aren't Bob Lutz collecting the whole set, wouldn't be excited over the prospect of another HHR variant? I mean, come on — this one has 17" black chrome wheels, a black chrome exterior package, a "special" Cappuccino Frost Metallic exterior color and a "special" Ebony/Gray two-tone interior. Especially with all that special beginning production early in the first quarter of 2007. If you're really still interested, hit the jump for the press release. We're going to go and do something extreme now, like drink some weak tea.

Chevrolet HHR Premiere Edition To Debut In Detroit

DETROIT - 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.

Chevrolet is America's No. 1-selling automotive brand. With the largest dealer network in the United States, Chevy is the leader in full-size trucks and the leader in sales of vehicles priced $35,000 and above. Chevrolet delivers more-than-expected value in every vehicle category, offering cars and trucks priced from $9,995 to $78,175. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and great value with standard features usually found only on more expensive vehicles.

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