Cadillac is an American based luxury vehicles manufacturer under the umbrella of General Motors (GM). Primarily, its market is the the United States, Canada and China, but the vehicles are distributed in 34 other markets worldwide. Cadillac has always been an icon in the luxury vehicles market in the USA, more than half of its annual sale accounting to the America. Cadillac is one of the pioneers of the automobile world, only second in America, following GM marque Buick.
The name is of the brand is after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The crest is also based on their family’s coat of arms. The company itself was founded by the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was already well established as a premium automotive brand before GM bought it in 1909. The uniqueness of this manufacture was the complete interchangeability of its precision parts which proved to be the basis for modern mass production.
Cadillac's first production automobile, the Runabout and Tonneau rolled out in October 1902. It had a single cylinder engine with 10 horsepower (7kW). To this day, each car is a remarkable product, commanding attention, distinct exteriors, precisely crafted interiors and assured performance.
Henry M. Leland
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