The new Chevy HHR SS is setting itself apart from the crowd and apart from the usual cars that Chevy makes. Ok so the outside may not be to different, but when it comes to what is lying under the hood…that’s where it counts.
The most important changes are the turbocharger and intercooler that reside under its hood. That’s because they boost power and torque from the 2.0-liter direct-injection Ecotec four to a stratospheric 260 horses and 260 pound-feet, as seen in the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line, all running through the front wheels.
Chevrolet is taking the UK by storm with its outstanding vehicles. The new Captiva is the newest vehicle that Chevrolet has released to the UK and it seems to be taking off with no problems. It may cost a steep £24,920, but it seems that you get your money’s worth and we mean that in every sense possible.
The Captiva 2.0d LTX looks fresh, muscular and compact for a seven-seat, four-wheel-drive soft-roader. This is Chevrolet’s first ever diesel and is one of the least industrial-sounding diesel engines on the market. The 1991cc common-rail unit hits all the right buttons. It’s turbocharged, as you’d expect given the Captiva’s load-lugging brief, and a Bosch direct injection system helps it to produce 147bhp at 4000rpm and a promising 236lb ft at just 2000rpm.
Chevy’s compact Canyon trucks are getting equipped with two updated engines for 2007, a new 125-amp alternator, standard tire pressure monitoring system, and three new exterior colors, Pace Blue, Imperial Blue Metallic, and Deep Ruby Metallic.
The base models are powered by a 2.9-liter four-cylinder engine offering 185 horsepower (vs. 2.8 liters and 175 horsepower previously) while the optional in-line five-cylinder engine grows to 3.9 liters (from 3.5 liters) and now delivers 242 horsepower (vs. 220 previously).
Otherwise, the Canyon,which shares platforms and components with both the GMC Canyon pickup and the HUMMER H3 SUV, is a carryover for 2007. It is available in either rear, or four-wheel drive, in short-wheelbase regular-cab and long-wheelbase extended- and four-door crew-cab versions.