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Chevrolet Lumina

1990 Chevrolet Lumina

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro
The 1990 Lumina Euro had a rear spoiler and
standard air conditioning.

The 1990 Chevrolet Lumina took the place of the aging Celebrity sedan. The Lumina was introduced in the spring of 1989 as an early 1990 model. A coupe version followed in the fall. Both were members of the GM-10 W-body family that had spawned the Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Grand Prix front-drive coupes two years earlier.

The Lumina was the first four-door sedan to be built off the W-body platform, though Chevy's GM siblings got their own sedan versions when the Lumina coupe debuted.

Powertrains carried over from the Celebrity, though both the four-cylinder and V-6 engines produced more power: The 2.5-liter four was boosted from 98 to 110 horsepower, while the V-6 was enlarged from 2.8 liters to 3.1, bringing 10 more horsepower for a total of 135.

The four-cylinder came with a three-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 teamed with either the three-speed or an optional four-speed automatic. Four-wheel disc brakes were standard across the board.

In addition to the base models, Chevy continued the sporty tradition of the Eurosport Celebritys with Euro versions of the Lumina. These cars came standard with otherwise-optional V-6 engine and air conditioning, while also gaining a rear spoiler and 15-inch alloy wheels to replace the standard 14-inch steel wheels.

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro rear
Standard on all 1990 Luminas were 4-wheel disc brakes,
power steering, and an all-independent suspension.

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