The K-body designation was used for sedan; similar coupé models used the nearly identical GM E platform. The GM G platform was also based on the K. Beginning in 1986 K- and E-bodies were produced at GM's high-tech Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant. Unlike the E-body, the K designation has been exclusive to Cadillac.
The original FWD K-body Cadillac Seville was shared with the downsized E-bodyCadillac Eldorado beginning in 1980. In 1986, the Seville was replaced with an even smaller front wheel drive model, also given the K designation. The Seville was lengthened in 1992, and the Deville was moved from the GM C platform to the K platform in 1994. The K platform was updated in 1997 with improved suspension geometry. The Seville was replaced with the rear-wheel driveSigma-basedCadillac STS for 2005. The Deville's replacement, the DTS, continued on the K-body until mid-2011, when the last DTS rolled off the assembly line.. General Motors. 27 June 2011, Accessed 5 July 2011