High-Roof Retro
We recently printed a rendering of the Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof), and here it is in the metal, undergoing testing. The '06 HHR will be built on GM's Delta platform and will have styling cues lifted from the '49 Suburban as well as more contemporary styling cues borrowed from the SSR. This PT fighter will be powered by the corporate 170hp 2.4L L850 four-cylinder engine. The HHR will have a flat-load floor and flexible utility with forward-folding rear seats and should be available in late 2005.

News Briefs
The '05 Dodge Dakota will start from $19,210. The most expensive model, the four-wheel-drive Dodge Dakota Laramie Quad Cab, is priced at $29,324.

Automotive News Europe reports that a replacement for the Land Rover Defender off of the new LR3 platform will be out possibly as early as the '08 model year.

In Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the world's largest corporations, GM dropped a spot to number three, behind Wal-Mart and Exxon Mobil. Ford ranked number four.

The year 2005 will bring 2,500 hybrid versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups and 100 diesel electric Dodge Rams.

The '05 SSR will get a much-needed power boost thanks to a 390hp version of the Corvette LS2 engine.

SOURCE
Giovanna Wheels
wtwcorp.com