Cadillac Seville STS 2001: Overview
Cadillac Seville STS is the ultimate luxury car that effortlessly transports Cadillac sophistication and style from the Interstates of the US to the busy and demanding roads of Europe.
Established European sales confirm that the smoothness and power from the legendary Northstar V8 engine, linked with the precise handling that emanates from the whole Northstar system – the most integrated chassis system in the world — is producing an eager global audience for Cadillac Seville STS.
The sporty and dynamic Cadillac Seville STS (Seville Touring Sedan) the fifth generation of the famous Cadillac model, and brings with it the highest level of standard luxury items inside and outside the car.
Seville features the fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly Northstar 4.6 liter V8 engine, providing 305 hp/224Kw at 6000rpm and 295 lb ft/400Nm of torque at 4400rpm. Maximum speed is 240 kph.
Northstar has a unique limp-home capability which allows the car to run on four cylinders at speeds of up to 80kph to a safe location.
The stunning performance from the world’s most powerful front-wheel drive production car is linked to the StabiliTrak 2.0 stability control system, continuously variable road-sensing suspension, all-speed traction control, ABS and Magnasteer variable assist speed-sensitive steering.
Seats moulded to driver form
Driver and passengers are cosseted in soft leather luxury with dozens of comfort movements electrically powered. Seats are programmed for perfect comfort and support by means of an array of sensors and tiny motors buried deep inside. The rear view mirrors and radio are pre-programmed to suit individual hands on the wheel.
Driving information is displayed digitally on the dark glass fascia panel. Controls are ergonomically placed for safe and easy operation. Audio quality is as near to perfection as possible thanks to the fitting of the Bose 4.0 sound system, and the latest navigation system guides the car and occupants safely and without problems to its destination.
With an unsurpassable catalogue of performance, comfort and safety aids, the Cadillac Seville STS driver is now more than ever confident of being in complete and precise control at all times.
Distinct design for International Tastes
Seville’s styling is distinctly and deliberately more refined North American, though at 4.99 meters in length it is also designed to appeal to the European (and Japanese) perception of premium car sizes. Previous Sevilles have been substantially larger.
Designers refer to Seville’s overall balance between leanness and a muscular appearance as „controlled sculpting.“ In customer research, it rated higher than any competitor.
The design is evolutionary and provides a cleaner, more aerodynamic interpretation of the aggressive look of the fourth generation models produced between 1992-97.
This was seen as important not only in North America, where Cadillac Seville STS has a large and loyal following, but also in overseas markets, where the car’s distinctive look is widely appreciated.
Seville has powerful Xenon headlamps with an integral washer system. And its easier to drive into garage and car wash with new powered folding rear view mirrors. The boot has a caverous 445 liters of storage space.