Cadillac, a name associated with luxury, and social status has been around since 1902. It adopted the slogan “The Standard of the World” when it won the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England, and continues to live up to this elegant standard today. With a rich history dating back so far, and contributions to the war after Pearl Harbor, Cadillac is an American icon that will continue to exude magnificence and refinement.
Cadillac pioneered interchangeable parts in the 1900’s, introduced the electric self-starter in the 1910’s, elevated style and customization in the 1920’s, made history with the V-16 in the 1930’s, introduced the signature tail fins in the 1940’s, made power steering standard in the 1950’s, unveiled innovations in performance and comfort in the 1960’s, debuted electronically fuel injected engines in the 1970’s, brought computer technology to cars in the 1980’s, enhanced electronic capabilities in the 1990’s, and is breaking new ground in the 2000’s.
The Cadillac brand has been an innovator and continues to do so with this year’s concept vehicles. The Elmiraj, Ciel, and Urban Luxury Concept cars were debuted at auto shows and continue to excite and wow the Cadillac audience. Cadillac’s bold concept vehicles demonstrate an unwavering commitment to design, performance, and technology. From a compact luxury coupe to a sleek convertible designed by nature, Cadillac’s forward thinking game changing concept vehicles are a show stopper.
The Elmiraj showcases a bold new expression on the sheer pleasure of luxury driving. the Lemiraj combines sculpted streamlined design with lightweight architecture to create a coupe that explores the future of performance driving and suggests new dimensions of the Cadillac Art and Science philosophy. This stunning coupe brings excitement back to the Cadillac line of vehicles.
The new Ciel is a four seat convertible and is a modern interpretation of the large, expressive luxury that is known to be Cadillac. Authentic craftsmanship and futuristic details like the twin turbocharged hybrid power plant and next generation connectivity. Keeping true to it’s slogan, it is The Standard of the World. Ciel was inspired by the West Coast, its doors are hinged at the rear to reveal the sweeping interior and showcases advanced technology throughout. The Ciel has elegance in every detail and leading edge in the Cadillac tradition.
Cadillac has gone true futuristic with the Urban Luxury Concept vehicle. It was designed with the needs of the cosmopolitan driver in mind. Although it is compact in size, it lacks nothing in technology and innovation. The scissor style doors slide out and pivot upwards reducing the clearance required to get in and out of the car. Projected fuel economy is 56 MPG which is an incredible leap for the industry. It is a visionary design with next generation technology and includes tomorrow’s technology like the less intrusive dials and buttons.
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