CHEVROLET ADDS FUEL EFFICIENT DISPLACEMENT ON DEMAND TECHNOLOGY FOR LUMINA SS AUTOMATICS

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Active fuel management for Lumina 6.0 SS Automatic range

The 2009 Lumina SS automatic range boasts the Euro III compliant Active Fuel Management (AFM) system also known as Displacement on Demand.

HOW IT WORKS

Displacement on Demand saves fuel by using only half of the engine’s cylinders during most normal driving conditions. The system automatically and seamlessly reactivates the other cylinders when the driver requires the engine’s full capabilities for brisk acceleration or load carrying.

The active Fuel Management feature is available on the 6.0 V8 engine when matched to the 6 speed automatic 6L80-E transmission. The system is not available with a manual transmission.

Benefits of AFM which offers savings of around 0.9 l/100km in an urban cycle will be seen on open road travel, particularly while using Cruise Control, where the feature will shut down four cylinders up to speeds of 110 km/h.

Fans of the Chevrolet Lumina SS, which is available at Chevrolet dealers throughout, have a choice between the sedan and Ute with six speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

About General Motors:

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world’s largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries.

With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries. In 2008, GM sold 8.35 million cars and trucks globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany.