Cadillac is considered by many to be the quintessential American luxury car. Owned by General Motors, Cadillac cars are produced primarily in North America but are sold all over the globe. Since its founding in 1902, the company has become and icon of the American automotive industry by setting new standards in engine size, accessories, and classic American automotive style.
The company was created on August 22, 1902 when Henry M. Leland reformed the original Henry Ford Company into the Cadillac Automobile Company. Since its formation, Cadillac has focused on precision engineering and luxury with style, resulting in a line of vehicles that are more than worthy of the praise and recognition that they regularly receive. The company has also strove for innovative designs and technologies such as its 90 degree flathead V8 engine with 70 horsepower developed in 1915. This engine allowed Cadillacs to reach speeds of 65 miles per hour.
The brand was named after the founder of Detroit, 17th-century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac. Some of their well known models include the Cadillac DeVille, Allanté , and Eldorado. Cadillac represents not only a crowning jewel of innovation and design, but an American icon worthy of its following.