Cadillac offered four different automobile’s this year, the Catera, a mid-size entry level luxury sedan, the DeVille, the Eldorado, and the globally known Seville. As well, those that wanted a completely different Cadillac experience could purchase a 1999 Cadillac Escalade. This the sophomore year of the Cadillac’s version of sport utility needs in a luxury and roomy vehicle.
Several changes and additions were offered this year to Cadillac customers, including the Catera’s new optional Sports package that sold for nearly $7000
more than the entry level sedan. The sporting package featured a new suspension that allowed the Cadillac driver a more aggressive handling vehicle, as well as
one that handled and responded faster and better than ever.
Both Catera packages were still powered with the 3.0 liter V-6 allowing for maximum driving pleasure without sacrificing fuel economy. The 1999 Catera also
was the first Cadillac to meet low emission standards set up by the Federal government in hopes to settle down environmentalist’s feelings on the ever
growing questions regarding automobile emissions and air quality.
A revised Cadillac Eldorado was also taking aim on the highway, the ETC, Touring Coupe was available in March 1999. The revised ETC featured an all new body color inserts that replaced the previous chrome inserts from years past. As well, both the wheels and tires were changed to add a newer and sleeker look, and lastly, a new hood or deck lid was reconfigured to simplify the overall look of the large Touring Coupe.
Unlike the previous year when the Seville was all the rage, it seemed to lay dormant and remain virtually untouched for the 1999 Cadillac year. A few options were added including an innovative and ergonomically correct lumbar seat, but in general the global Seville remained unchanged.