The Seville was updated for 1998 on a new version of the K-body platform based on Oldsmobile's G-body Aurora. It was the first Cadillac launched with a European type approval number in Europe such as United Kingdom first, and then Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Finland and other in markets.
The wheelbase was extended to 112.2 in but the overall length was down slightly to 201 in. The car looked similar to the fourth-generation model, but featured numerous suspension and drivability improvements.
The fifth generation Seville was the first Cadillac engineered to be built in both left- and right-hand-drive form; becoming the first modern Cadillac to be officially imported and sold in South Africa along with other right-hand-drive markets such as Japan and the United Kingdom. In the past, right-hand-drive Cadillacs were built from CKD kits or special conversion kits shipped for local conversion.
Source: Wikipedia, 2012