The Lucerne was introduced at GM’s "Teamwork and Technology" exhibition in New York in January of 1988. It was described as a prestige/luxury front-drive coupe with exceptional comfort for four adults in stylish environment. It features a Navicar computer navigation system, developed by GM’s Delco Electronics Division.
Navicar used advanced "dead reckoning" - through sensors on the wheels and steering - to track the car’s location continually from a starting point entered by the driver. The engine is a 165hp V6. Two years after its debut, Lucerne was transformed into a convertible.