In 2007 GMC introduced the second redesign of Cadillac Escalade.
2007 AWD Escalade shares new platform GMT 900 with GMC Tahoe and Yukon, has got standard stability control, and attractive grille and headlights. One of the main problems with Escalade is its sticker price: base model starts at $ 56,405 in the USA, and options may add another 10,000 dollars to the price-tag.
Escalade owners prize highly its information package that includes touch-screen navigation, rearview camera and Intellibeam. Kids will enjoy rear-seat entertainment system with 8-inch tilt-down screen DVD players, 10-speaker Bose 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2-channel wireless headphones. Surprisingly, Cadillac doesn’t offer Bluetooth phone integration, and only recognizes some 40 voice commands.
Majority of owners reports satisfactory Cadillac Escalade 2007 impressions. The huge cabin of Cadillac Escalade offers 3 rows and enough room for 7 people. Dark ebony seat leather, wood and aluminum add to the luxury status of the vehicle. Luxury addition to your Escalade is a large sunroof and 22-inch chromed aluminum rims.
2007 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with 6.2-liter engine, and is available with manual or automatic transmission. No surprise, Escalade won 5 stars in NHTSA frontal crash-test; however it only got 3 stars for rollover protection. The 2007 Escalade is offered with 4 year or 50,000-mile warranty.
Stylish Cadillac CTS is one of the most successful vehicles by Cadillac. It is considered as one of the best midsize cars on the market today.
The 2011 CTS is available in three body shapes: sedan, sport wagon, and coupe.
Sedan and sport vehicle
Sedan and sport vehicle are offered in three trims – base (with 3.0-liter V6 engine), luxury and performance (both featuring 306 hp 3.6-liter V6).
Coupes are only equipped with 3.6-liter engine. All Cadillac CTS models are available in AWD and 6-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheeled sedans and 3.6l trims are also offered with 6-speed manual gearbox. Performance trim also offers pair of sport front seats, which, though expensive, earned mixed reviews from the customers. The interior is comfortable; leather feels genuine, upholstery of high quality, sound-proofing is adequate.
Cadillac CTS reviews highly prize Cadillac Premium Care program, that covers scheduled maintenance for 50,000 miles or four years.
Cadillac owners mention that all CTS trims are well-loaded, featuring power doors/locks/mirrors/driver’s seat, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, tilt steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, entertainment system with HDD, AM/FM/CD/XM audio system, navigation with real-time traffic alerts and so on. Cadillac CTS models sport 18- or 19-inch wheels and customized suspension packages.
US luxury automobile brand Cadillac is one of the oldest and most recognizable vehicle marques in the world. It was founded by machinist, engineer and entrepreneur Henry Leland.
Henry Leland’s enterprise
History of Cadillac started in 1902, when co-owners of the Henry Ford Company hired H. Leland to appraise their factory prior to liquidation. Having completed the evaluation, he, however, advised them to reorganize their business and build a new car he has designed. The factory was named Cadillac. The roots of the company’s name go back to the last name of Leland’s ancestor Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, whose coat of arms was used as a base for the company’s crest.
Leland’s vehicle business was successful due to the use of interchangeable parts. This became the key principle of the modern automotive mass production. In 1908 Cadillac became the first American vehicle to win the Dewar Trophy of the Royal Automobile Club.
GMC takes over
Since 1909 Cadillac history of Cadillac is bound with General Motors Company (GMC). Leland sold his business to GMC for $ 4.5 million, and remained an executive of the company for another 8 years. During this time Cadillac won its second Dewar Trophy in 1913 for incorporating electric engine starting. Cadillac introduced such technological advances as clashless transmission, full electrical system and V8 engine.
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