By Richard Menta 3/18/05
Following the lead of BMW to attract the younger, digitally plugged-in crowd, General Motors has announced their new cars will allow the easy connection of an iPod and other digital music players to its car stereos.
In a press release titled "Chevy HHR Will Make It Simple To Bring iPod Along For The Ride" the new HHR will be the first GM vehicle to offer the simple external line-in jack as seen in the photo to the right.
Chevrolet HHR with iPod Accessory
"General Motors has a long tradition of leading with technology that provides real benefits to our customers," said Mark LaNeve, GM North America vice president said in the press release. "We are excited to be part of the iPod revolution by offering our customers an easy way to play their favorite music in their GM cars and trucks."
Along with the HHR, 2006 versions of the Impala, Monte Carlo, the new Pontiac Solstice and Buick Lucerne, the Saturn VUE Saturn ION and the Cadillac DTS will all offer the feature. All GM cars will offer it within a few years.
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