Chevrolet Lumina – Mashpedia, the Video Encyclopedia

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Chevrolet Lumina

First generation (1989–1995) [ edit ]

1989 Chevrolet Lumina sedan

The North American Chevrolet Lumina was based on the mid-size GM W platform. which was shared with the Pontiac Grand Prix. Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (later Intrigue ), Buick Regal and Buick Century (after 1996). Although the Lumina became a popular seller, GM was widely criticized in the motoring press for being late to the game in introducing a direct aero-designed competitor to the Ford Taurus.

The Chevrolet Lumina‘s first generation ended production in 1995, making this the shortest-lived generation of the first-generation GM W-body cars.

Lumina Z34 [ edit ]

Second generation (1995–2001) [ edit ]

Successor

The Lumina received new sheetmetal increasing its size and an updated interior for 1995. Unlike its other W platform counterparts. the Lumina retained the first-generation chassis. Replacing the Lumina two-door was a resurrected Monte Carlo.

The LH0 V6 was dropped in favor of the L82 V6. known as the 3100 SFI; the latter engine produced 20 more horsepower from the same displacement thanks to a revised intake manifold and cylinder heads.

Initial trim levels consisted of base and LS ; the latter replacing Euro trim. Options included an electric sunroof, leather bucket seats, power windows, power driver seat, and AM/FM stereo with CD player. This Lumina was also sold with police (code 9C3) and taxi packages, due to the Chevrolet Caprice being discontinued after the 1996 model year. (1998 in Mexico )

The LTZ trim was introduced in 1997 to soften the blow from the discontinued Impala SS and Caprice. Its standard features included 16 brushed aluminum wheels, blackwall radial sport tires, sport tuned suspension, a 3.1 L V6 rated at 160#160;hp (120#160;kW) and 185#160;lbВ·ft (251#160;NВ·m) or an optional 3.4 L V6 rated at 215#160;hp (160#160;kW) and 220#160;lbВ·ft (300#160;NВ·m) of torque, a rear spoiler, restyled front and rear body clips (resembling the Monte Carlo Z34), a tachometer, and a floor-mounted shifter.

In 1998 the 3.4 L V6 was replaced by the 3800 Series II which made 200#160;hp (150#160;kW) and 225#160;lb·ft (305#160;N·m) torque. Despite its increased torque, the 3.8 liter LTZ demonstrated slightly worse performance due to its lowered horsepower, with 0-60#160;mph (0–100#160;km/h) times of 7.5 seconds (as opposed to 7.2 for the LQ1) and 1/4 mile (

400#160;m) times of 15.7 seconds (as opposed to 15.5 for the LQ1).

The car has a naturally-limited top speed of 107#160;mph (172#160;km/h) and the rev limiter kicks in at 5800 rpm.

Also in 1998, the Lumina received second generation airbags. The front-wheel drive Chevrolet Impala was introduced as a replacement for the Lumina in 2000, although GM did produce 2001 model year Luminas to be exclusively sold for rental fleets. Retail sales of the Lumina ended in Canada in 1999, with the United States following suit a year later.

Fleet production ended on April 26, 2001. In some Asian countries, the Lumina continued as a rebadged Buick Century/Regal.

Chevrolet Lumina LTZ

Specification levels [ edit ]

Chevrolet Lumina

Throughout its lifecycle, the second generation Lumina was available in three trim levels:

Base (1995–2001): The most popular Lumina, the base model came well equipped for its price point. It had standard six-passenger seating, power locks, tilt steering wheel, dual airbags, and air conditioning. Base models were equipped with fifteen-inch steel wheels with wheel covers.

LTZ (1997–1999): The top of the line Lumina which included alloy wheels, a choice of the 3.1 L V6 engine, 3.4L DOHC engine or 3.8#160;L V6 engine (1998-1999 only), power driver seat, dual zone climate control and leather with the option for deluxe cloth. A center console was standard on LTZ (optional on LS). To differentiate itself aesthetically from the lesser models, it received the front end, trunk lid and taillights from the Fifth Generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo .

Engines [ edit ]

1995–1999 3.1#160;L (191#160;in³) L82 V6

1995–1997 3.4#160;L DOHC(207#160;in³) LQ1 V6

1997–1999 3.8#160;L (231#160;in³) L36 V6

2000–2001 3.1#160;L (191#160;in³) LG8 V6

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