brief history of Cadillac

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Cadillac Motor Car Division or shortly known as the company is a U.S. based General Motors Company (GM) division that markets luxury automobiles worldwide and was founded by William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen and Henry M. Leland in Michigan on August 22, 1902.Their primary markets focuses are the United States, Canada, China but Cadillac branded products are distributed to 34 markets worldwide. The automobiles have always embodied luxury within the USA. Recently in 2012, Cadillac sales in the United States reach up to 149,782 vehicles.

 

Cadillac Brief History


As the second oldest American automobile brand (later followed up by the fellow GM marque Buick), The Cadilllac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world. The Cadillac company was founded from the remains of Henry Ford company in 1902, about 9 years before the Chevrolet company was founded. The name ‘Cadillac’ was founded after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.
adillac Motor Car Division or shortly known as the Cadillac is a U.S. based General Motors Company (GM) division that markets luxury automobiles worldwide and was founded by William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen and Henry M. Leland in Michigan on August 22, 1902. Cadillac’s primary markets foucuses are the United States, Canada, China but Cadillac branded products are distributed to 34 markets worldwide. The Cadillac automobiles have always embodies luxury within the USA. Recently in 2012, Cadillac sales in the United States reach up to 149,782 vehicles.

 

In 1909, the General Motors purchased Cadillac. Cadillac had produce modern types of automobiles which show technological advances such as, full electrical systems, clashless manual transmission and steel roof. The brand also developed three engines with the V8 engine setting standard for the America automotive industry.

The Cadillac company produced the very first car to win the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England, having successfully demonstrated the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908. This made the company’s slogan ‘Standard of the World’. It also won the trophy for the second time in 1912 for adding electric starting and lighting to its products.

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