U.S. dealers will begin taking orders in January for the Chevrolet HHR Panel model, which the auto maker says will base at $16,750.
The Panel’s sticker price is $200 more than the base model HHR LS, including destination charges.
The HHR Panel loses the original model’s rear windows and gets rear cargo doors instead of the standard hatch. It’s the second special-edition model for the HHR, which is expected to pass 100,000 U.S. deliveries this year. Through November, Chevy has sold 95,720 HHRs in the U.S., according to Ward's data.
The ’07 HHR Panel will be available in LS and LT trims. The LS sports a 149-hp 2.2L engine, and the LT boasts a 175-hp 2.4L. Both achieve 30 mpg (7.8 L/100 km) in highway driving, Chevy says.
Production of the HHR Panel is slated to begin late in first-quarter 2007. Chevy is expecting to find interest for the Panel among both commercial and private buyers.