SEMA 2007: Chevy HHR Panel SS heading to showrooms
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Click image for a gallery of the Chevy HHR Panel SS SEMA Special
var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Chevy_announces_HHR_Panel_SS_is_headed_to_producti on_at_SEMA'; When Chevy introduced the HHR SS during the Woodward Dream Cruise, a few commenters weighed in with the desire for an SS version of the HHR Panel, a variant with windowless sides meant for the commercial sector. Well, the General has granted that wish and will offer the Chevy HHR Panel SS as an '09 limited-production model (shown at right). In advance of that, however, an HHR Panel SS show car 9above) has been prepared for SEMA. It's based on the production vehicle, but because this is SEMA, it's been modified, of course.
The bar-less grille sets the tone up front, polished metal accents dress up the sides, and it's finished in a custom "suede" paint scheme with a panel graphic. 20" wheels fill the openings thanks to the modified FE5 suspension, and the car boasts interior modifications such as billet aluminum tie downs and rails inside the cargo area. Power comes from the same 2.0L DI turbo found in the HHR SS, and the show car has an automatic transmission. Hopefully, buyers of the production machine will be able to select the same five-speed manual available in the standard HHR SS, as well. In any case, if you have a small business that needs to deliver stuff quickly, your dream ride's on the way. Or, if you're one of the customizers GM has also targeted with the standard HHR Panel, you've just been provided a more exciting blank canvas upon which to work. Follow the jump for GM's official press release, and check out galleries of the HHR Panel SS production and show cars below.
Gallery: Chevy HHR Panel SS SEMA Edition
Gallery: 2009 Chevy HHR Panel SS
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