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The Cadillac Motor Car Division (/ˈkædɪlæk/) is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors Company (GM) that designs and builds luxury vehicles. Its major markets are the United States, Canada, and China. Cadillac models are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. Cadillac automobiles are at the top of the luxury field within the United States. In 2019, Cadillac sold 390,458 vehicles worldwide, a record for the brand.

Cadillac is among the first automotive brands in the world, fourth in the United States only to Autocar Company (1897) and fellow GM marques Oldsmobile (1897) and Buick (1899). It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.

Mr. Sloan, Cadillacs are made to run, not just to sell. ~ Henry M. Leland
1959 Cadillac Eldorado on display at a museum in Wolfsburg, Germany
1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible arriving Schaffen-Diest
1965 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1985 Cadillac Cimarron
1988 Cadillac DeVille Convertable
2021 Cadillac Escalade


  • Mr. Sloan, Cadillacs are made to run, not just to sell.
    • Henry M. Leland, cited in David Farber. Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors,p. 14
    • Leland, as car builder, explained Alfred P. Sloan, the supplier of Hyatt bearings, that his bearings not (yet) met the requirements.

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