Cadillac formally theCadillac Motor Car Division, is a division of the U.S.-basedGeneral Motors(GM) that marketsluxury vehiclesworldwide. Its primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China, but Cadillac-branded vehicles are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. Historically, Cadillac automobiles have always held a place at the top of theluxuryfield within the United States
Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marqueBuick. The firm was founded from the remnants of theHenry Ford Companyin 1902.It was named afterAntoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who foundedDetroit,Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on hiscoat of arms.