General Motors: Cadillac

Everything You Need to Know About the Cadillac Brand

Cadillac owners love the experience that comes with driving one. Whether you are looking for the newest model of your preferred Cadillac, or are considering buying your very first one, the Reagor Dykes Auto Group is ready to assist all of your Cadillac needs. We have a wide inventory of new Cadillac models in stock for you to choose from. Regardless of if you're contemplating the purchase of a new or used Cadillac immediately or in the future, a bit of background about the Cadillac brand may help your car buying process. We've compiled a variety of information about the company's history, as well as a few surprising facts about Cadillac, and an overview of the most popular models. Explore all Cadillac has to offer as a brand and in a vehicle with our insights below. 

Exemplary Quality, Comfort and Class: a Brief History of the Cadillac Brand

You know the old saying, "beauty from ashes?" That could aptly describe the start of Cadillac. It was founded followed on the heels of a second failed attempt at an automotive company by Henry Ford. The Ford Motor company, which was defunct, contacted Henry Leland, a machinist in Detroit, MI. Leland's task was to assess the company's assets for a planned sale. Instead, however, Leland suggested combining the Ford chassis with an engine developed by Oldsmobile. The Ford higher ups agreed to give it a shot and Cadillac was founded soon after in the summer of 1902. The first Cadillac graced the New York Auto Show the next year. 

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Nearly 2,500 cars were manufactured in the company's first year of production--a staggering number at the time. Leland was rumored to be very competitive with Henry Ford and took over full leadership of the company along with his son, Wilfred. Luxury cars at this time include Packard, McFarland and others, yet Cadillac held its own. It garnered the top 10 list of overall sales in the U.S. from 1904 to 1915.

Cadillac still retains its reputation of luxury, class and sophistication to this day. It is considered a leader in the luxury car realm.

Five Facts About the Cadillac Brand

  1. Famous American gangster, Al Capone, loved his Cadillac. It was fully armored to protect its occupants from his enemies and was impounded by the U.S. government when Capone went to prison.
  2. Cadillac cars were the first to utilize a curved windshield and the first to have enclosed cabins. This was an especially nice perk to keep you dry in your car.
  3. Cadillac introduced the first electric starter to the automotive marketplace in 1912. Prior to that all cars had to be cranked, a frustrating and often dirty process.
  4. Illuminating drivers' paths was another Cadillac success. It was the first auto manufacturer to use electric lights.
  5. This odd fact is also true: the 1957 Eldorado Brougham came complete with a set of whiskey glasses. This wouldn't fly today, but it was a fun feature for drivers back in the 1950s.

5 Most Popular Cadillac Vehicles in History

While experts may dither of this question, rumor has it that the following Cadillac models were the most popular in their day: the Cadillac Phaeton 5859 in 1937; the Series 62 Convertible which debuted in 1941; the 1957 Cadillac DeVille; the Fleetwood Brougham V8 Coupe which was popular in the 1980s; and the Second Generation Cadillac CTS-V is a modern-day favorite.

Cadillac Lease and Finance Options

At the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, we work with an extensive network of financial institutions in order to provide the best deal possible for each of our individual customers.

Each client of ours is unique and we believe your car-buying experience should be, as well. This approach allows us to offer a variety of options for our customers to choose from when it comes to the lease or finance of your new or used Cadillac.

We also facilitate our own in-house leasing company! Prime Capital Auto Lease is a division of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group that allows qualified buyers the opportunity to lease new or pre-owned vehicles within, or outside of our inventory! 

Our lease and finance specialists will act as your personal automotive concierge, assisting you during the entire process! We'll work with you to find the best deal possible. When it comes to working with Prime Capital Auto Lease, peace of mind and quality assurance is guaranteed.

Service and Parts for Your Cadillac

At the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, we're proud to offer a great selection of new and like-new Cadillac inventory for drivers. In addition, we have a well-appointed Cadillac Service Center. This is staffed by highly-trained automotive technicians who will be happy to help with your vehicle's next repair or maintenance need.  

Additionally, we're proud to offer our customers a full line of genuine Cadillac parts and accessories in our parts department. Why not take advantage of the quality and convenience that this option offers you? We're happy to assist you in finding exactly the part or accessory that you need or want.

Newest Cadillac Models

Cadillac's newest line-up of 2018 models are the 2018 Cadillac CT6, the 2018 Cadillac CTS, the 2018 Cadillac XT5, the 2018 Cadillac XTS, and the 2018 Cadillac Escalade and ESV.

Popular Cadillac Models

Cadillac ATS

 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Is Cadillac Right for You?

  • If you're looking for a car manufacturer with a long-lasting presence in the U.S., you can't go wrong with Cadillac. It's one of the oldest car manufactures in the world.  
  • Do you love luxury, good looks and sophistication? Then chances are that you will absolutely fall in love with a Cadillac car or SUV.
  • Cadillac still epitomizes good taste, high quality and luxury.

Looking for a New Cadillac?

There are so many great reasons to choose a Cadillac. If you have any questions about one of the Cadillac vehicles in our showroom at our Reagor Dykes Snyder location, or on one of our other lots, let us know! Even if you aren't able to find the Cadillac you're looking for within our inventory, we will find it through you with our Any Car You Want ™ We would be happy to assist you! At the Reagor Dykes Auto Group we have an excellent selection of new Cadillac's for our customers to choose from. View our extensive inventory of Cadillac's online or contact one of our sales representatives for a test-drive, today at (888) 790-7895!

In addition to our solid selection of vehicles, we are proud to offer competitive auto financing and leasing rates, as well. Learn more about the rates and terms that are available to you through our finance and lease pages. Learn more about the options you have to take care of multiple aspects of your car deal online before you even step foot into the dealership, saving you time and energy! Make your car-buying experience hassle-free with the Reagor Dykes Auto Group. We make it easy, we'll even deliver your new Cadillac right to the front door of your home or office through our Doorstep Delivery program, come see us!