Blog: Retro ain't dead yet
Dave Leggett | 8 August 2003
GM says the '06 crossover, currently called HHR, will be much bigger than Chrysler's PT Cruiser which I have just - finally - sampled in 2.2-litre Mercedes-Benz diesel engine form. The one a friend turned up in seemed well enough made, looked great with all those chrome highlights offsetting dark metallic paint, and drove well, without too much row from the Merc engine.
This one has already been shown to journalists and politicians in the US - could Chrysler be the company that really puts diesel back on the map Stateside? I'd like to think so.
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...