Cadillac DeVille DTS Models and DeVille DTS History
The top-end model of the Cadillac DeVille from 2000 to 2005, the DTS trim level featured a heightened amount of luxury and performance. The Touring Sedan was equipped with many items unique to the DTS itself. Among those DeVille DTS exclusive enhancements were a continuously variable road-sensing suspension and a 300-horsepower version of the Cadillac Northstar V-8 engine (25 horsepower more than the base DeVille and DHS model). The eight-cylinder Cadillac powerplant was paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. StabiliTrak 2.0 electronic stability control was standard on the 2000 DeVille DTS model along with fog lights and Rainsense windshield wipers. The five-passenger, leather-appointed interior of the Cadillac sedan received the high-end touch of East African Zebrano wood accents. Tri-zone climate control system with air filtration, heated mirrors and OnStar is also standard inside the DeVille DTS sedan. Introduced as an industry-first option on the DeVille DTS in 2000 was a Night Vision system. With Night Vision, the driver of the Cadillac receives an augmented view from an infrared camera mounted behind the grille through a heads-up display. From 2000 to 2005, changes made to the Cadillac DeVille DTS included a switch from Goodyear to Michelin tires in 2003 as well as the standard inclusion of heated and cooled front seats for 2004. After the 2005 model year, Cadillac decided to discontinue the DeVille nameplate and replaced. Starting in 2006, the DTS branding was adopted for Cadillacs large flagship sedan.