The all-American luxury executive will take a bow at the London Motor Show in October before the first examples arrive in the UK. The big saloon will be marketed in both SLS and STS versions through a small national network of specialist dealers currently being established.
1998 model year Sevilles feature a completely new body with sharper more pronounced lines, which are more in keeping with European tastes. The aluminium 4.6 multivalve V8, although a little on the large side by European standards, develops 271bhp in SLS guise and a lusty 301bhp in the STS version - transmitted through an electronically controlled four-speed autobox.
With an overall length of 15ft, the Seville isn't the largest of US sedans, but occupants will still be generously accommodated inside the well-equipped cabin. Prices and exact specification details will be announced early next year.