The all-new 2007 Chevrolet Lumina range offers impressive exterior and interior design and unprecedented variety to reaffirm the marque's segment leading position and proven qualities. Inspiration for the 2007 Lumina has been drawn from some of the most famous cars and aspirational brands in the world to redefine the concept of upper medium segment.
The 2007 Lumina has been engineered and designed to meet the harsh climate conditions and unique driving requirements of the Middle East. The Lumina S and SS models offer awesome power and performance to deliver extreme driving excitement whereas the LS and LTZ models offer sheer driving pleasure coupled with unsurpassed levels of comfort.
The LS, S and LTZ are powered by a 240 hp 3.6-litre V6 with 330 Nm of torque, with a four-speed automatic. The SS is powered by a 360 hp 6.0-litre V8 with 530 Nm of torque, with either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
The exterior design of the 2007 Lumina is based on a concept to push the four wheels closer to the corners of the car, and reduce the space between the front wheels and fascia to create a visual performance orientation. Designers have also incorporated new safety technologies, added more interior flexibility and personality and increased interior space without making the car significantly larger on the outside.
All new surfaces drive an authoritative stance and the striking wheel arch flares give the wheels a pronounced sense of purpose. Gaps and margins have been minimised as part of a broad approach to deliver a new level of quality, fit and finish. New headlight styles, two front fascias, two rear lights, three rear fascias and a new rear spoiler have all been integrated into the range.
More than US$750 million has been invested in creating the 2007 Lumina - one of the biggest and most ambitious new car programmes of its type ever undertaken by GM Holden, where the car is built. A 'clean sheet' approach to the design, engineering and development has seen a significant change to virtually all systems in the vehicle.
The 2007 model range has been designed and created at GM Holden's US$4.5 million state-of-the-art design studio in Port Melbourne, Australia. The facility is part of a General Motors global centre for rear wheel drive vehicle excellence and has earned its reputation and position through delivering internationally successful production cars as well as breathtaking concept cars over the past few years.
The 2007 Lumina embraces the very latest in advanced computer technology to deliver safer driving and an improved ownership experience. A new intuitive, simple-to-use driver information centre (DIC) is one of the outstanding features of the new Lumina generation and comes as standard across the model range. The primary interface for the DIC is located on the new-look steering wheel and includes mouse like scroll wheels and easy-to-use buttons. Primary data is located in the centre of the instrument cluster. A secondary set of controls and display is located on the centre of the instrument panel.
The latest Bluetooth wireless cellular phone technology provides a seamless interface between enabled mobile phones and Lumina's integrated infotainment system. Standard on the SS, this hands-free system makes answering and ending calls a simple and safe procedure. The system even automatically mutes the radio or CD player while using the Lumina's quality speaker system for the incoming call audio.
Safety first is one important consideration on the new 2007 Lumina. The Lumina SS comes with the acclaimed crash avoidance technology Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) fitted as standard, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Traction Control System (TCS). The S, LS and LTZ enjoy the proven benefits of standard ABS to improve stopping distances in panic situations.
The body structure has also been designed to accommodate a range of active and passive safety technologies as well as offer improved crash performance. This has been achieved through the use of super-strength and high-strength steel to stiffen the upper body structures and new dual-stage front, side thorax airbag systems offer improved protection in the event of a collision. The 2007 Lumina has a micro processing capability that is more than double its predecessor, allowing for the provision of new levels of safety.
The multi-link rear suspension system allows for outstanding handling without sacrificing ride comfort for occupants.
A new range of fresh and sophisticated colours have been added to an already eye-catching range to offer customers even more choice. The full range now includes Heron White, Odyssey, Nickel, Evoke, Red Passion, Vesper Blue, Provence, Crema, Sandstorm, Redhot, Ignition and Phantom.