Saturday, May 07, 2005

 

Chevy HHR Pricing

AutoBlog carries the news on Chevy HHR pricing, and it's far better than I expected:

The 2006 Chevy HHR hits the market at $15,990 for the LS, which includes air conditioning, power windows, door locks and outside mirrors, six-speaker CD stereo with aux-jack and remote keyless entry. Sounds like a decent price for the equipment. Cheaper than we thought, anyway. The 1LT model starts at $16,990 and ads an MP3 player, eight-way power seat with power lumbar, a satin exterior finish (we guess the grille work) and cast aluminum wheels. Top of the line model 2LT stickers for $18,790 and throws in ABS, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a 260-watt Pioneer sound system with sub, FE3 sport suspension and bright chrome exterior trim. 17-inch aluminum wheels are also standard with the 2LT.

That's dang competitive, in my opinion. Will this vehicle save GM? Hardly. Will I buy one? Um, no. But the pricing will definitely help the HHR in the showroom (it'll need every bit it can get, especially when comparision-shopped to the Scion xB). More importantly, this might establish a future trend for GM - "reality-based pricing".

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