Cadillac. The very name conjures images of wealth and luxury, and it has done so since its first car rolled out the door in 1902.
Formed from the remains of the Ford Motor Company after Henry Ford and his partners left, Cadillac quickly became known for precision engineering and quality of production. It is said that their inaugural automobile was essentially identical to Ford's 1903 Model A, but when it was shown in New York the quality impressed people so much that 2000 firm orders were taken.
The tradition of excellence and engineering innovation continued as Cadillac grew up. In 1908, they pioneered the manufacturing of truly interchangeable parts. In 1910, they became the first car maker to release cars with a standard fully-enclosed cab. In 1912 strategic engine starting and lighting was added to their list of automotive achievements.
More recently, Cadillac's additions to auto making include the introduction of wishbone front suspension (1934), and tailfins (1948). Its fiber-optic indication system which alerted the driver of a failed light bulb, has been offered since the late 1960s.
Today Cadillac pursues new designs, embracing an "art and science" philosophy, and eschewing the release of retro-designs (like Ford's Thunderbird and VW's New Beetle) despite their long history in the industry. While they are still known for making LARGE cars, they did, in fact, attempt to sell smaller coupes and sedans, but such sales have been sluggish. Instead, it is their luxury SUV the Escalade, which caught the attention of rapper Jay-Z, among others, which is leading Cadillac into the 21st century, and introducing the brand to the younger generation.
2013 Cadillac Escalade
Ever since it's introduction to the United States, back in 2002, the Cadillac Escalade has gained a notable reputation as one of the most luxurious SUVs on the market - if not the most luxurious. Along with the superior luxury comes a superior price tag, starting at $63,170 and available in 9 stunning, eye-catching color options. Over the past 11 years, the Cadillac Escalade has received the best reviews and accolades of any SUV currently on the market. The signature front grille doesn't just provide a stunning appearance, but helps provide the maximum airflow to the monstrous engine, allowing the engine to remain cool, even on blazing-hot summer days. The side mirrors have auto-dimming technology and are heated, to melt away snow, sleet and fog. 22-inch, 7-spoke chrome aluminum alloy wheels provide an exceptionally stunning appearance. Perhaps the only downside to the exterior is the sheer size of the Escalade, which can make maneuvering a bit tricky.
Once inside this year's Escalade, consumers are immediately greeted by absolute comfort, convenience and luxury. more
2013 Cadillac XTS
The 2013 Cadillac XTS is everything a full-size luxury sedan should be: ostentatious, smooth and comfortable. It also has a somewhat reasonable price tag of $44,075, when compared to other luxury sedans in its class.
2012 Cadillac SRX
The 2012 Cadillac SRX is Cadillac’s finest crossover SUV, to date. Starting at a price of$35,485, consumers will find the SRX to be reasonably affordable.
2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
The bold, sleek, and aerodynamic design of the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon make it arguably the best looking wagon currently on the market. When most people first lay eyes upon this car, wagon is definitely one of the last words that comes to their minds.
2012 Cadillac CTS-V
While the hefty price tag of $64,515 to $73,860 may not appeal to most financially minded buyers, keep in mind that the saying bodes true for the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V: you get what you pay for.