March 18, 2005
Chevrolet HHR will accept iPod
Warren, Michigan – A new series of iPod-friendly radios will debut on the upcoming Chevrolet HHR and other General Motors vehicles later this year.
The new radios include an auxiliary channel and front-mounted auxiliary input jack, so that an iPod or other audio source can be plugged in and played through the vehicle’s audio system.
“The Chevy HHR will help launch a new family of radios that will bring iPod connectivity to a broad range of GM vehicles,” said Paul Nadeau, director of infotainment displays and controls for GM Engineering. “We think the ability to easily connect an iPod or other audio source directly into the vehicle audio system will be a big hit with customers.”
The radios will be standard equipment on 2006 Chevrolet HHR, Impala and Monte Carlo; Saturn Vue and Ion; Pontiac Solstice; Buick Lucerne; and Cadillac DTS. They will be fitted to other new GM models over the next few years.
Auxiliary audio inputs in the consoles of GM vehicles equipped with DVD players also allow an iPod or other source to be played through the vehicle’s sound system, using an adapter cord.