• Mar 5, 2006



Automotive News
reports that the Chevrolet HHR is one of three most accessorized vehicles among Chevrolet-brand owner’s General Motors lineup. The two other vehicles are Hummer’s H2 and H3 models. Over fifty percent of the HHR sold in 2005 were purchased with one or more accessories. That's "...much higher than what our objectives were. We are very pleased." indicated HHR marketing manager Steve McGuire.

Reasons for the high sales include the vehicle’s purpose ("It gets back to developing the vehicle for accessories," said McGuire) and aggressive marketing. Most of the accessories are external modifications or add-ons such as chrome wheels and running boards, which make more money than interior add-ons like smoker's kits, floor mats, etc.

[Source: The Automotive News] 



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Do the instructions for the add-ons also come in English?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd still rather modify a proper car than a Chevrolet HHR. While it looks nice compared to other cars in its class, it's nothing that would come to my mind first, if I thought about buying a car I could modify.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet little design. I look forward to seeing the aftermarket modifications, always a lot of fun. Was getting tired of the big can out of the lowered Civic for a statement. But, as much as this 2-box shape bringing new accessorizing, I look forward to the new Civic Coupe getting some aftermarket bling. Love to see these affordable expressions of teen/20's males. It goes back to the decorated push carts in the Inca times...and it always brings surprise!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't think they got the memo that aftermarket Lambo doors are played out. That or the preps aren't laughing at it anymore and are embracing it.

      Break dancing, baggy clothes, doo-rags, rap music, spinners.....yep, they're embracing it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Car-la, there just is no substance to what you say other than "I don't like it." The HHR is as proper as any vehicle for modification in that it is cheap, dependable, clean style, trendy and high volume production. 'Proper' => that's a laugh. Ask the 1,000's of car owners who bought 30's Fords if they worried about 'proper' before they chopped, dropped and bored the classic after market car? It's all about trend and fad and a solid, cheap chasis with affordable parts.