Henry Leland, a master mechanic and entrepreneur, founded Cadillac in 1902. It was purchased in 1909 by General Motors and within six years,
Cadillac was equipped for modern mass production and established itself as American's premier luxury car brand.
From its earliest years, Cadillac aimed for precision engineering and stylish luxury finish, leading the vehicles to be ranked amongst the
finest in America. The automaker was known for having part interchangeability and precisely accurate tooling. Cadillac was formed from the remnants
of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed along with several of his key partners. The first Cadillac was completed in 1902 and was almost
identical to the 1903 Ford Model A. Once purchased by GM, Cadillac became the automakers prestige division, devoted to the production of large luxury
Cadillac vehicles are sold in over 50 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, Cadillac's parent company General
Motors had revenue of $135.592 billion.
Cadillac's newest concept the XTS Platinum Concept is the ultimate in luxury. The XTS Platinum Concept basically re-imagines the luxury sedan as a
personal headquarters, built for efficiency, luxury, and connectivity.