By , a final body design was approved. Development eventually took longer than planned, delaying launch by 18 months. The Lumina received a rounded body, increasing its size, as well as an updated interior. Unlike its other W platform counterparts , the Lumina retained the first-generation chassis. Replacing the Lumina two-door coupe was the resurrected Monte Carlo.
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Chevrolet Lumina Repair Manual. This model is also known as Lumina or Lumina Minivan. In addition, the car is completely identical with the brothers Pontiac Trans Sport and Oldsmobile Silhouette. In the line of Chevrolet cars , this model was located between the rear-wheel drive Astro and Chevy Van. All these attempts resulted in the failure and full domination of Chrysler in the minivan markets in the late s.
Therefore, another attempt was made to create a new minivan. The car was a universal vehicle with many innovative features and, in addition, an unusual design that fished in memory of many potential buyers of minivans.
As a result, consumers were confused and wondered how these two different cars had the same name. This car is built on the platform of GM U. Technologies and innovative features The model was manufactured at the now-idle plant in Northern Tarrytown. The platform of the car called U-body consisted of a frame made of galvanized steel, which was wrapped in composite plastic panels made of fiberglass. These panels were resistant to rust, minimal cuts and dents. This technology was developed for the Pontiac Fiero and was widely used on the Saturn line of the General Motors division.
Lumina APV was available with seven seats, with five identical lightweight 15 kg rear seats, which in turn were easily removable and interchangeable. Lumina APV for commercial use was provided by a three-seat minivan equipped with rubber floor, instead of the usual carpet. The rear seats were completely removed, and instead of the rear windows, solid plastic panels were used to match the body color.
Special sets with hoses for pumping wheels, inflatable mattresses, as well as kits with sports equipment and the like were also available. In , the remote control function for the rear side sliding door was added. This was the innovation of General Motors. Now this function is used in any commercial vehicles or buses to this day. For the and model years, traction control functions were available on modifications from 3.
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