Chevrolet Lumina Parts and Chevrolet Lumina Accessories
Not-so-known Facts about Chevrolet Lumina
- Did you know that the Chevrolet Lumina was used by GM to refer to a variety of nameplates released in North America? The list includes the first-generation Chevrolet Lumina that was sold as a coupe and sedan from 1990 to 1994, the second-generation Chevrolet Lumina sedan that was sold from 1995 to 2001, and the first-generation Chevrolet Lumina APV, which is a minivan that was sold from 1990 to 1996.
- Also sold in other countries, the Chevrolet Lumina is used to refer to the Buick Regal sedan (fourth generation) that was sold in the Philippines and the Holden Monaro (third generation) and Holden Commodore Ute (fourth-generation coupe utility) sold in South Africa and the Middle East. Another nameplate that was referred to as a Chevrolet Lumina is the Holden Commodore (third- and fourth-generation sedans) sold in South Africa and the Middle East.
- According to the chief designer of Chevrolet, the styling of the Chevrolet Lumina (1990-1994) was actually based on a blueprint that was already seven years old during the time this model was introduced. This is probably the reason behind the negative reviews about the Lumina model released during the early 1990s; some critics thought that the car featured a not-so-modern style and was basically a mix of straight and curve lines that didn't blend together.
- A performance version, the Lumina Z34, was released in 1991. This car features a standard FE3 sport suspension, a five-speed Getrag 284 manual transmission, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and a dual exhaust system. These performance enhancements were accompanied by a more stylish exterior and interior that included one-of-a-kind front and rear fascias, a louvered hood, sport bucket seats, and a rear spoiler. As for exterior colors, the Z34 was available in light blue, black, red, gray, and white.
- A popular Chevy sedan, the Lumina was actually featured as a background vehicle in several movies. The list includes the 1997 neo-noir flick Truth or Consequences, N.M., the 1990 car racing film Days of Thunder, the 1994 dark satire Serial Mom, and the 1992 comedy Beethoven.
- Several TV shows also featured the Lumina as a background vehicle in some of their episodes. These shows include Banshee, The Sentinel, Trailer Park Boys, Third Watch, and the original Melrose Place.