Sales History (Model Year)
1999 13,169 (Through May '99)
Cadillac first used the Seville nameplate on coupe editions of the Eldorado series in 1956. The name surfaced again in the 1976 model year, when Cadillac introduced its first import fighter. Second-generation sales were strong, wîth a peak of 56,985. Seville moved to an all-new front-wheel-drive platform for the 1980 model year. Dramatic styling upstaged engineering advancements, particularly the 'bustle-back' rear of the new model. Sales averaged 33,000 cars per year over a six-year run. In response to the second energy crisis, the Seville was downsized for the 1986 model year. Manufacturing was simultaneously shifted to new facilities in Hamtramck, Mich. Sales of the third-generation Seville averaged 25,000 units per year. The fourth-generation Seville, introduced in 1992, was the first Cadillac intended to compete directly and favorably against the world's best import brands. Technological advancements, like the Northstar V8 engine and road sensing suspension, made this possible and Seville sales averaged 37,000 per year between 1992-1997. The current Seville was redesigned in 1998 and symbolizes Cadillac's determination to assert its presence in the global luxury market. Competing in the prestige luxury sedan-§egmènt in over 40 countries across the globe, Seville is the first Cadillac built in both left- and right-hand drive since 1941.