1990 Chevy Lumina: Regular Car Reviews
Chevrolet Lumina, in the 1990 model year, replaced the Chevrolet Celebrity model (sedan and coupe) and Monte Carlo coupe. Production of the Lumina model was established at the Oshawa Car Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada. The Chevrolet Lumina was developed on a W-platform, from General Motors, which was used in cars such as the Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Buick Regal and Buick Century (after 1996). The mid-size car, at that time, was offered in two body styles: 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe.
In the period from 1990 to 1994. For Chevrolet Lumina, three engine options were offered: the Iron Duke I4 with a volume of 2.5 liters (from 1990 to 1992), the LHO V6 with a volume of 3.1 liters (from 1990 to 1994) and the top-end DOHC LQ1 V6 with a volume of 3.4 liters (from 1990 to 1994 yy.). There were four transmission options: a 5-speed manual transmission, a 3-speed automatic transmission 3T40, and two 4-speed automatic transmissions (4T60 and 4T60-E).
The top version of the Chevrolet Lumina in the period from 1991 to 1994. there was a model Z34. She had a special package of options, which included: a top-end version of the engine (DOHC LQ1 V6 with a volume of 3.4 liters), whose power was 210 hp at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque - 292 Nm at 4400 rpm; unique external elements (rear spoiler, moldings, hood with "gills"); unique steering wheel. The grille has been replaced by a panel in body color, reminiscent of that installed on the Ford Taurus SHO.
In 1995, the Chevrolet Lumina underwent major external changes, and the coupe version was renamed the Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The list of proposed engines replaced the 3.1-liter LHO V6 with a 3.1-liter L82 V6 power unit (also known as the 3100 SFI). With all the engines in the kit was a 4-speed automatic transmission 4T60-E.
In 1996 (after the Chevrolet Caprice was discontinued) special versions of the Chevrolet Lumina were developed for the police and taxi services.
In 1997, the sports version of the Chevrolet Lumina called LTZ was released in order to provide an alternative to the discontinued Impala SS and Chevrolet Caprice models. LTZ differed package options, which included: optional engine LQ1 V6 with a volume of 3.4 liters; unique alloy wheels; a tachometer appeared on the dashboard; shift lever located on the floor of the body. In the same year, the L36 V6 engine with a volume of 3.8 liters appeared, which replaces the previously proposed LQ1 V6 power unit with a volume of 3.4 liters, and the 4T60-E transmission was replaced by the newer 4-speed automatic 4T65-E.
On April 26, 2001, the Chevrolet Lumina was discontinued. In Asian countries, it continued to be sold under the brand name Buick (Buick Century / Regal). And in Latin America, Lumina was sold under the name Omega.