Chevrolet Europe says it is considering bringing the HHR to Europe and will showcase the cross/utility vehicle at next month’s 2007 Geneva auto show.
A recent take on the ‘49 Chevy Suburban, the HHR is based on General Motor Corp.’s Delta, or Global Compact Vehicle Architecture.
The adaptable HHR also is sold in the U.S. as a panel truck, losing the original model’s rear windows and getting rear cargo doors instead of the standard hatch.
Chevy sales in Europe are on the incline even as the auto maker faces major capacity constraints there.
In January, Chevrolet Europe sold 28,359 units, a 41.5% jump over like-2006. The brand posted a 15% increase in sales last year to 341,612 units, including 292,800 vehicles imported from South Korea’s GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. and about 48,800 vehicles built by GM-as well as units imported from the U.S.
Chevy sold 101,298 HHRs in the U.S. in 2006, a 147% surge over prior-year. The HHR is made at GM’s Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, plant.