With GM settling into a styling groove, Cadillac's '62s were basically
toned-down '61s. Highlights included still-lower fins, front-fender cornering
lights as a new option, a somewhat tamer grille, and backup/turn/stop lights
combined behind a single white lens. Four-window sedans received more
orthodox rooflines but still included a pair of short-deck variants, which
were now named Series 62 Town Sedan and DeVille Park Avenue. A new
braking system with dual master cylinder and separate front and rear
hydraulic lines appeared, a portent of the future. Model-year output rose to
nearly 161,000, up some 23,000 over '61.
This was the 60th anniversary year for Cadillac. The automaker produced 160,840 Cadillacs during the year, all equipped with the new dual-safety braking system and 59 percent sold with air conditioning.