1000 Chev Ute heading for SA

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

More than 1000 Chevrolet Lumina Ute will be exported to South Africa this year from GM Holden in Australia, according to GM South Africa.

This will mark the fifth year of export to South Africa for GM Holden. Badged a Holden VE Ute in Australia and a Chevrolet Lumina Ute in South Africa, the Ute is described as having "tremendous appeal among an exclusive group of buyers that work and play hard and enjoy an active lifestyle" by GM South Africa marketing manager Des Fenner at the recent launch in Sabie, Mpumalanga.

With rear wheel drive and 270kW from a 6,0-litre V8 engine, the Ute has established itself in the market as a versatile vehicle capable of being a practical workhorse as well as a recreational sports car. The Lumina SS sedan shares the same performance specifications but is more family-orientated in design and space.