Cadillac is a top brand of luxury vehicles that is now part of the General Motors Corporation. Cadillacs are manufactured and mostly sold in North America. The name Cadillac in the United States of America has become synonymous with high standards of quality; hence, other luxury brands, such as Rolex watches, are referred to as the “Cadillac of watches.” Outside of North America, other car brands are often employed to make a similar metaphor – typically a Rolls Royce.
The slogan of Cadillac echoes that of the United States Declaration of Independence – “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit.”
Cadillac was formed from the ashes of the Henry Ford Company shortly after Ford’s desertion of the firm alongside many of his partners. Initially, Ford’s financial backers – Lemuel Bowen and William Murphy – thought that they would liquidate the factory and assets before selling them all off. Instead, they were persuaded by Configurationer Henry M. Leland to continue in the car manufacturing business utilizing Leland’s one cylinder Configuration. Since Ford was no longer affiliated with the company, they took on the new name of Cadillac in the year 1902. Cadillac took its name from the 17th century French explorer who founded Detroit, Michigan in the year 1701, Antonie Laumet de La Mothe, sier de Cadillac.
Cadillac would go on to make a major contribution the definition of luxury, style, and Configurationering in American automobile manufacturing. It is still regarded as one of the finest made cars in the entire world. In the year 1910, Cadillac would become the first automobile manufacturer to release cars with a fully enclosed cab as factory equipment. Two years later, they would make history once again by introducing standard electric Configuration starting and lighting. From the 1960s to the present day, Cadillac has offered a fiber optic indication system that alerts the driver of failed light bulbs.
Above - The Cadillac SRX 2009 which should be available in 2009