Chevrolet approaches the 2006 model year with an intense focus on performance through the christening of several SS variants. The first sport utility vehicle to promote the SS moniker, the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS debuts with a 395-horsepower V-8 engine similar to the powerplant used in the Corvette. All-new performance-tailored SS models of the Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo powered by 303-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engines are added to a complete redesign of both vehicles. Also receiving a SS variant for 2006 is the mid-sized Malibu models and the Cobalt compact car. Presented as a blend of utility and retro-themed commuting, the 2006 Chevrolet HHR debuts as small multi-purpose wagon. The majority of Chevrolet vehicles will wear a silver GM logo badge behind the front fenders described as a "Mark of Excellence".