The 2000 model year saw the first major redesign since 1994; this generation marked the move from the K platform to the G platform; despite this move GM continue...More »
The 2000 model year saw the first major redesign since 1994; this generation marked the move from the K platform to the G platform; despite this move GM continued to refer to it as the K platform. Production started in August 1999. The exterior was completely redesigned featuring a sportier, elegant and more aerodynamic design with a drag coefficient of 0.30. The revamped interior featured completely new door panels and seats, while the dashboard and radio face only received minor facelifts.
Cadillac Night Vision on the Deville was the first worldwide series production automotive night vision, however it was discontinued in 2004. This system was developed with Raytheon and worked by using an passive infrared sensor camera mounted behind the vehicle's grille. Infrared radiation is picked up by the sensor, processed by computer and then displayed on the windshield using an automotive head-up display. Information is displayed as a black-and-white image with warmer objects in white, while cooler objects appear black. Because this system outputs a standard NTSC composite video signal and the used parts are somewhat easy and inexpensive to find, it has become a popular choice for fitting thermal night vision to other vehicles.
The 2000 DeVille was one of the first production cars to offer LED tail lamps in automobiles, a feature now becoming increasingly commonplace on luxury and family cars.
The d'Elegance designation was replaced with the DeVille DHS (DeVille High Luxury Sedan), which added several cabin comfort options to include power rear window sunshade and heated/massaging rear seats. The performance DeVille Concours was renamed the DeVille DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan), and was available with stability control, continuously variable road sensing suspension (CVRSS) with magnetorheological dampers, also called MagneRide, and onboard navigation.
This final version of the DeVille lasted through the redesign of 2000 and ended production in June 2005. It was replaced by the restyled and renamed DTS (stands for DeVille Touring Sedan) for 2006.
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