Cadillac is an American luxury automaker founded in 1902 by Henry Leland. The company was initially called the Cadillac Automobile Company and was named after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit, Michigan.

Cadillac’s first major product was the Model A, a small, expensive car that was introduced in 1902. In the 1910s, the company introduced a number of new models, including the Model Thirty, a mid-priced car, and the Model Seventy-Five, a luxury car.

In the 1920s, Cadillac introduced its first V8 engine, which was used in the company’s luxury cars. In the 1930s, the company introduced the Cadillac LaSalle, a luxury car that was intended to appeal to younger buyers, and the Cadillac V16, a luxury car that was one of the most expensive and exclusive cars of its time.

During World War II, Cadillac turned its focus to the production of military vehicles and equipment, and it did not return to the production of passenger cars until after the war. In the 1950s, the company introduced a number of new models, including the Cadillac Eldorado, a luxury car that became one of the company’s most iconic and enduring models.

Today, Cadillac is known for its luxury sedans, SUVs, and convertibles, and it is a division of the larger GM (General Motors) company. The company has a long history of innovation and has introduced a number of industry-first technologies, including the first V8 engine and the first airbag.