|Predecessor||Henry Ford Company|
|Founded||1902, Detroit, Michigan|
|Cadillac founder||Henry M. Leland, William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen|
|Cadillac headquarters||New York City, New York, United States|
|Cadillac official website||www.cadillac.com|
Who makes Cadillac?
Formally, Cadillac is not an independent company, but a division of the American automaker General Motors. The second oldest car brand in the US, Cadillac was founded in 1902. It was acquired by GM as early as in 1909, but by that time it was already a well-known car marque, famous for its luxury vehicles. Throughout its history, Cadillac has always been making large luxury vehicles and has been known as the manufacturer of institutional vehicles, from limousines to ambulances.
The oldest of all Cadillac manufacturing plants now working is the Oshawa Car Assembly, established in 1907. Another very old factory is the Arlington Assembly, founded in 1954. The Ramos Arizpe Assembly appeared in 1981, not long before the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly, also known as Poletown (1985). One of the newest plants is the Lansing Grand River Assembly (2001).
Where is Cadillac made?
Cadillac’s parent company has almost a hundred production sites in many countries of the world. However, there are not more than six Cadillac manufacturing plants – hardly a surprise, if we keep in mind that Cadillac is an exclusive marque.
Cadillac CT6 and the ELR are built in Arlington, Texas. The same plant, according to another source, also makes the Escalade SUV and the Escalade EXT SUV/Pick-Up truck.
The CTS and the ATS are manufactured in Lansing, Michigan, at the comparatively new Lansing Grand River Assembly factory. According to some sources, it is also responsible for assembling the SRX and the STS.
The two Cadillac manufacturing plants in Michigan (in Hamtramck and in Detroit) manufacture the CT6 and the ELR.
Two more production sites, in Oshawa, Canada, and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, build Cadillac XTS and Cadillac SRX respectively.