The Cadillac Seville was a mid-size luxury sedan manufactured by General Motors' Cadillac division from 1975 to 2004. It was traditionally placed second in Cadillac's lineup after the Deville and was geared more towards performance than its larger counterpart.
The Seville was introduced in 1975 and was Cadillac's response to the rising popularity of European luxury imports in the US, such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Historically, these imported cars had been cheaper, less luxurious, and significantly smaller than Cadillacs—but by the time the Seville was released, they had become equally luxurious (if not more) and even more expensive. This meant the traditional American automotive paradigm of "bigger equals better" no longer held, and so the Seville was made the smallest and the most costly Cadillac in the lineup.
Fifth Generation (1998)
The Seville was updated in 1998 and based on Oldsmobile's G-body Aurora. The wheelbase was increased to 112.2 in and the overall length was reduced to 201 in. While the car was similar to the previous fourth-generation model in terms of design, it saw numerous suspension and driveablity improvements, and the Cadillac Catera replaced it as Cadillac's small car in 1997. With 300 hp (224 kW), the Seville STS (and companion Eldorado ETC) was the most powerful FWD car on the market, sold at an MSRP of $52,075.
The cars were fitted with the Magnaride adaptive suspension system in 2003 and production ended for the fifth generation Seville in 2004, being replaced by the rear wheel drive Cadillac STS. The last FWD Seville STS was made on May 16, 2003, whereas production of the SLS ended on December 5, 2003. All FWD Sevilles were built in Hamtramck, Michigan.
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