Seen in Paris
The Dodge boys showed their Avenger concept at the auto show in Paris back in October. While much was made of the car being ideal for international markets, it clearly is the Dodge version of the newly introduced Chrysler Sebring. That means front-wheel drive, V6 power and room for five.
This new family hauler is slated for Chevrolet and GMC dealerships only, due late in ’07 as a 2008 model. To make room for this, its first front-drive minivan, and the Acadia SUV, GMC will lose the Envoy. This prototype was caught testing at GM’s proving ground.
Chevrolet is planning a major facelift for its HHR. That means a new front end, with more angular, truck-like lines replacing the curved forms of the current model. Other differences are minor, and the sheetmetal aft of the cowl appears to be unchanged.