The HHR small wagon is additionally offered as a performance-oriented SS trim degree and also as Panel wagon. The HHR shows off a high position, like Chrysler’s PT Cruiser, and it’s improved the same platform as the Chevrolet Cobalt sedan. In addition to the PT Cruiser, competitors include hatchbacks like the Dodge Caliber as well as Heir xB. For 2010 the HHR Panel SS trim is gone down. GM might not appreciate contrasts in between the Chevrolet HHR and the retro-styled PT Cruiser, however the HHR is unabashedly developed to appear like a lorry from the past, just as the Cruiser is. In Chevrolet’s situation, that vehicle is the 1949 Suburban, which places as one of the first utility automobiles. As much as 5 passengers fit inside the HHR. The front traveler seat folds up entirely level, and the back seats are split 60/40 and layer to extend the cargo area. Three engines are used in the HHR. The base 2.2-liter four-cylinder generates 155 horsepower as well as 150 pounds-feet of torque. The midlevel 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 172 hp and also 167 pounds-feet of torque. SS trim levels obtain a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 260 hp with the manual transmission and also 260 pounds-feet of torque (250 hp and 222 pounds-feet with the automated). The HHR panel variation is gone for commercial usage. The back seats are removed for maximum storage capacity, and the back side windows are covered with body-colored steel inserts. There’s 57.7 cubic feet of space, with 5.4 cubic feet of under-floor storage space. The Panel has 2 front seats, as well as rear freight doors replace the traditional rear side doors. The back freight doors have no exterior handles and open by a control panel release switch or the vital fob. The HHR Panel can have the very same engine and transmission choices as the routine HHR.
The cylinder head integrates placing places for the gas injectors – things that are usually mounted in the intake manifold on port-injection engines. Specialized and very accurate multi-hole fuel injectors are utilized to meter gas and also supply it in a carefully atomized manner. They are supported by an engine-mounted high-pressure gas pump. Besides the mounting placements of the fuel injectors, the cylinder head has standard port and burning chamber styles. Huge stainless steel consumption valves as well as sodium-filled exhaust valves are resilient elements made to withstand the high-performance ability of the engine. The unique cylinder head, fuel system, pistons and also consumption manifold are the major parts that set apart the 2.0 L DI turbo from other participants of the Ecotec engine household. Mobil 1 artificial engine oil is mounted at the manufacturing facility. Synthetic oil was selected for its friction-reducing abilities as well as high-temperature performance. Pumping up the HHR SS’s 2.0 L Ecotec engine is an intercooled turbocharger system. The turbo impacts pressurized air into the burning chambers to enhance horse power and torque, while the system’s intercooler circuit cools the turbocharged air cost to maximize its impact.
The turbocharger is sized to supply a significant horse power boost and practically no spool-up lag. Optimum stress is practically 20 psi. Due to the fact that the pressurized air pressed by a turbocharger becomes heated, the 2008 Chevy HHR SS’s system utilizes an air-to-air intercooling system. With it, the pressurized air travels through a warm exchanger installed behind the grille in the reduced front fascia, where it is cooled before it goes into the engine. Cooler air is denser, making it possible for the combustion chambers to draw in even more air for optimal power. The cooler air additionally wards off the opportunity of ignition at higher temperature, which allowed designers to tune the engine for optimal power and also guarantee consistent efficiency in all driving conditions. Backing the turbocharged engine is a conventional GM Powertrain Sweden F35 five-speed manual transmission; the optional automatic is GM Powertrain’s 4T45 electronically regulated four-speed. Semi-synthetic transmission fluid is utilized for its ability of soaking up warmth and resisting malfunction during high-performance driving.
A performance-oriented function described as “no-lift change” enables maximum performance with the hands-on transmission – upshifts can be performed extremely promptly without raising the throttle. A formula in the engine’s controller enables this high-performance feature, which helps make the most of velocity and equipment modifications. A short-throw shifter with stiffened shifter bushings as well as changed wires as well as add-ons improves confidence behind the wheel, providing the driver a stronger, a lot more direct and quicker shift feel. The hands-on shifter likewise is located more than various other HHR versions, placing it in a more user-friendly placement for performance driving. An SS-specific facility console is twisted around the short-throw shifter. A limited-slip differential is offered with the manual transmission. Sharing the HHR SS’s turbocharged horse power to the sidewalk is an FE5 sporting activity suspension that includes a host of various other framework, guiding as well as stopping modifications – and a collection of beautiful 18-inch built light weight aluminum wheels. The aspects gather to provide the car remarkably nimble flight as well as managing qualities, as well as an excellent maximum side velocity rate of 0.86 g (with the hands-on transmission) – grasp equivalent to lots of sports cars on the marketplace.
The MacPherson strut independent front suspension utilizes SS-specific gas-charged twin-tube struts, one-of-a-kind steering knuckles with enhanced geometry, 28 N/mm linear coil springtimes with particular damper tuning, stiffer control arm handling and also stabilizer bar bushings, and also a direct-acting, 23-mm strong stabilizer bar. At the back, the SS’s semi-trailing spin beam of light axle utilizes monotube gas-charged shocks with certain damper adjusting, a 24-mm strong stabilizer bar, stiffer axle bushings and also multi-rate coil springtimes (30-40 N/mm). StabiliTrak digital security control and grip control are conventional. An one-of-a-kind electrical power steering (EPS) system is tuned to match the SS’s managing expertise. The rack-and-pinion equipment has a quick 14.8:1 ratio, which is 20 percent quicker than various other HHR models, and also the brand-new EPS supplies boosted precision and an extra viscous feel. A smaller-diameter steering wheel boosts the fast, flashy steering capacity. Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS are basic. They contain 11.65-inch-diameter (296 mm) front aired vent blades with 54-mm single-piston calipers in the front as well as 9.84-inch-diameter (270 mm) rear solid discs with 38-mm single-piston calipers. The common anti-lock brakes are attached to the StabiliTrak electronic security control system to enhance stopping as well as handling in emergency driving scenarios.