Cadillac is a brand of premium automobiles produced in the United States and owned by General Motors. There are now 37 nations in which Cadillac automobiles may be purchased, although North America remains the brand’s most important market. The total number of Cadillacs sold in the United States in 2012 was 149,782. China is now Cadillac’s second-largest market in the world. Since 2010, Cadillac’s SRX crossover has been the company’s model with the highest number of sales. Cadillac is presently the second oldest American vehicle manufacturer, following in the footsteps of rival GM marque Buick. Additionally, Cadillac is one of the oldest automobile brands in the whole globe. It depends on the criteria that are used to determine age, however it’s possible that Cadillac predates Buick. Henry Leland, a great mechanic and entrepreneur, established Cadillac in 1902. He named the firm after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who was the founder of the city of Detroit. Henry Leland was the first president of Cadillac. The coat of arms that Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac designed specifically for his wedding in Quebec in 1687 serves as the inspiration for the firm crest that bears his name. Cadillac laid the groundwork for the modern method of mass production of automobiles within six years of the company’s purchase by General Motors in 1909. This was accomplished by demonstrating the complete interchangeability of its precision parts while simultaneously establishing itself as the preeminent luxury vehicle in the United States. Cadillac was the first automobile manufacturer to implement a number of technical innovations, including as complete electrical systems, the clashless manual gearbox, and a steel roof. The manufacturer created three different engines, one of which became the benchmark for the automobile industry in the United States. Cadillac is the first American car to win the prestigious Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England. Cadillac did so by successfully demonstrating the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908; this is the event that gave rise to the company’s slogan “Standard of the World.” A second time, in 1912, the company was awarded this prize for being the first to successfully use electric starting and lighting in a production car.