The Chevrolet Lumina SS UTE: A modern day muscle car

Interested in a Lumina SS for sale? With speed, a sporty design and just plain awesome air, the Lumina is a great buy for all those speed-junkies out there. So much more than just a utility bakkie, the Lumina SS UTE boasts a daring design and a modern look.

Sadly, you will find it quite a challenge to find the newest model Chev Lumina for sale in South Africa. Why? Because Chevrolet South Africa stopped importing both the UTE and Sedan models from Australia (where it is manufactured) in late 2013.


The reason? Well, according to Chevrolet South Africa, the strength behind the Australian dollar, the high costs involved in production and the smaller size of the domestic market, was behind this decision. Taking the local segment into consideration and the pricing suggestions, the Lumina SS would have fallen into the “premium price band”.

Chevrolet does however still offer after sales support, so no worries there. With two UTE models produced in 2013 – the SS Manual and the SS Auto – you are sure to get that speed fix you need and find a tiptop second hand SS Lumina for sale.


Safety features in the Lumina SS UTE

Both the 2013 UTE models boasted a range of standard safety features, ensuring peace of mind for both the driver and passenger.
The UTE models were equipped with side and curtain airbags (for both the passenger and driver) and fitted with Brembo Brakes in the front – an important aspect when it comes to safety, as Brembo is one of the global leaders when it comes to the design, development and manufacturing of braking systems.

Fitted with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), this Chev Lumina for sale also featured side impact protection bars and a linear control suspension.

With front fog lamps and a high level brake light, other safety features of the Lumina SS UTE included three-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners, a collapsible steering column and an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).

Both the 2013 Lumina UTE models came with electronic brake assist, traction control and a linear control suspension.


An interesting note on Brembo

With innovations in disk brake system technologies, Brembo manufactures callipers, brake discs and original equipment braking systems for cars as well as commercial vehicles. It also produces callipers, discs and original equipment master cylinders used in a number of motorcycles including the Ducati, KTM, BMW and Harley Davidson.

In terms of racing, Brembo is also active in the design and manufacturing of clutch systems as well as passive safety equipment.


Infotainment in your Lumina SS

The 2013 Lumina SS UTE also came standard with a fabulous Infotainment System. This Infotainment system consisted of seven speakers and controls on the steering wheel (because we all need an awesome sound system at the tips of our fingers).

With an LCD Touch Screen, a USB port and an on board computer, the Lumina SS entertainment system was Bluetooth compatible, had an auxiliary input and even boasted MP3 compatibility.


Convenience features in the UTE

Not only a monster on the road, the Chev Lumina for sale also had stunning standard features in terms convenience. Boasting power steering and a sports leather steering wheel, the Lumina also offered cruise control and power windows.

With climate control and a convenient centre console great for storing all sorts of necessities, it had a lockable glovebox and a special holder for your sunglasses. Also standard in both models were defoggers for the rear window, leather seats, leather trim inserts in the doors and adjustable lumbar support in both the driver and passenger seats.

The 2013 Lumina SS UTE also came standard with bucket seats, tinted windows and two cup holders in the central console.


Dimensions, look and security

With a length of 5 040 millimetres and a width of 1 899 millimetres, it has a high of 1 480 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3 009 millimetres. These two models also had a fuel tank capacity of 71 litres and a loadbox capacity of 1 100 litres.

Showing off smooth, long lines, these UTE models were (and still are), sleek and modern. With alloy wheels and colour coded handles and bumpers, the front grille proudly displayed the Chevrolet bowtie logo paired with flowing, sporty front.

Bold and modern, the SS Lumina for sale is definitely still striking in every way – definitely a noticeable vehicle on the road. In terms of security, both the SS Auto and SS Manual UTE came standard with remote central locking, an immobiliser, a car alarm that included a panic alarm and an automatic ‘drive-away’ door lock.


Lumina SS UTE Specs

The 2013 model year of the Lumina SS for sale featured the SS Manual and the SS Auto. Both models came standard with SS Sport suspension and featured direct acting stabilising bar coil spring suspension in the front and a multilink independent suspension in the rear. With an eight cylinder engine and a 16 valve train, these two petrol models were (and still are) red hot.

SS ManualSS Auto
Fuel SystemPetrolPetrol
Engine Capacity5967 cc5967 cc
Compression Ratio10.4:110.4:1
Stroke92 millimetres92 millimetres
Bore101.6 millimetres101.6 millimetres
Power270 kW @ 5700 rpm260 kW @ 5700 rpm
Acceleration (0 km/h to 100 km/h)6.6 seconds6.25 seconds
Top Speed219 km/h219 km/h
Urban Fuel Consumption17.6 litre / 100 kilometres17.8 litre / 100 kilometres
Extra Urban Fuel Consumption9.1 litre / 100 kilometres9.3 litre / 100 kilometres
Combined Fuel Consumption12.3 litre / 100 kilometres12.4 litre / 100 kilometres
Torque530 Nm @ 4400 rpm517 Nm @ 4400 rpm

Find a Lumina SS for sale on Auto Mart

If you are looking for a Lumina SS for sale in South Africa, Auto Mart is the ideal place to shop. Featuring a number of Lumina SS models for sale – both the UTE models as well as the Sedan – you are guaranteed to find a vehicle that prickles your interests.

  • 2007 Lumina SS 6.0 UTE

With a price tag of R 259 900, this 2007 model has 55 273 kilometres on the clock. Featuring leather seats, seventeen inch mags, a six disc CD shuttle and a multifunction steering wheel, this vehicle is available from Struben Street Motors in Pretoria.


  • 2004 SS Lumina for sale

Sporting a price tag of R 58 500, this 5.7 litre V8 Chev Lumina for sale has 114 000 kilometres on the clock and has tinted windows and a black interior.


  • Lumina 5.7 SS UTE

A 2007 model, this Lumina UTE has a price tag of R 239 995 and 74 000 kilometres on the clock. Fitted with twenty inch wheels this rear wheel drive beauty is orange in colour and in beautiful condition.


Ready to find a Lumina SS for sale? offers a number of Lumina SS UTE and Sedan models. Why not find a vehicle that matches your style, need for speed and pocket?

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Annabel Schoeman

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  1. Ayanda says:


    We are looking for a Lumina Ss bakkie 2013 model Auto

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