The 1992 Seville and Eldorado models were Cadillac’s first totally new offerings since the luxury automaker was reorganized in 1987 as an autonomous General Motors division.
While the refinements and upgrades of the all-new Seville basically mirrored those of the Eldo, the overall appearance of each was kept distinct.
According to Cadillac’s exterior design studio, the Seville was nicknamed the “greyhound” because of its rounded, muscular look while the Eldo was nicknamed the “needle” because of its sharp razor edge styling and angular body lines.
The lineup was again comprised of a Seville sedan and Seville Touring sedan (STS).
The all-new Seville’s overall length of 203.9 inches was 13.1 inches longer than the previous year’s measure.
As with the Eldo the Seville’s electronic systems were streamlined.
A new simplified main computer, the instrument panel cluster eliminated the Body Control Module offered previously as well as integrating the Powertrain Control Module functions.
These Seville’s source of power was again the 4.9-liter V-8 mated to the 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
Appearance-wise, the Seville featured composite headlamps and wraparound parking, signal and cornering lamps.
A chrome-plated grille had light gray inserts.
In the rear, the center high-mounted stop lamp ran the entire length of the decklid.
Inside, interior volume was increased 6.5 cubic feet to 119.5 cubic feet.
The STS had a body-color grille that featured a pewter color wreath-and-crest emblem
The 1992 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The digits of the code were as follows:
First digit = “1” = manufacturing country (United States)
Second = “G” = General Motors
Third = “6” = Cadillac
Fourth & fifth = car line/series
K/Y=Seville Touring Sedan
Sixth = the body style: 5 = four-door sedan
Seventh = the restraint code:
1 = active (manual) belts
2 = active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
3 = active (manual) belts w/driver’s side airbag
4 = passive (automatic) belts
5 = passive (automatic) belts w/driver’s side airbag
Eighth = the engine: “B” = L26 4.9L V-8
Ninth = check digit
10th = model year, “N” for 1992
11th = the assembly plant
The remaining six digits identify the production sequence number
4-dr. Tour sed.
90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners. cast iron cylinder heads