Cadillac Aftermarket Grilles

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With the current crop of Cadillacs boasting engines pushing more than 500 horsepower and costing more than many workers pull home in a year, it's hard to believe that the first Cadillac, the Model A Runabout, touted 10 horses and rang in at less than $1,000. Of course, that was back in 1902, and by 1915 Cadillac was chugging along with an available 70-horsepower V8. Not content with eight measly cylinders, the Cadillac V8 was followed by V12 and V16 engines. But it was a high-compression V8 that found its way into the early models that have long been associated with General Motors' luxury division. We're talking about the Cadillac DeVille, the Cadillac Eldorado, the Cadillac Fleetwood, and the Cadillac Seville. Members of the more forgettable ranks include a Cadillac convertible named the Allante, the miserable Cadillac Cimarron that was initially based on the Chevrolet Cavalier (and ranked by TIME magazine as one of the 50 Worst Cars of All Time), and any 1970-1980's era Cadillac Grille powered by Oldsmobile's unreliable diesel engine. It was during these days, when fuel was expensive and not always readily available, when designers crafted smaller Cadillac cars, though still large vehicles by today's standards and barge-like compared to the fuel-sipping imports arriving from Japan. The 1977 Cadillac DeVille best represents this period.

As was the trend throughout the industry, Cadillacs continued to shrink in size during the following decades, though that changed in 2002 with debut of the Chevrolet-based Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade EXT. Coincidentally, as these new trucks entered the lineup, a historic member of the crested family, a Cadillac coupe known as the Eldorado, came to the end of its production run. In the years since, the brand has enjoyed renewed favor with products like the powerful Cadillac STS, the sharp Cadillac XLR hardtop convertible, and the impressive Cadillac CTS (including Cadillac CTS Coupe and Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon variants).

With more than 100 years of history under its belt, Cadillac continues to create a spot for itself in an increasingly competitive market. That's why, in addition to traditional luxury vehicles, the brand has branched out with models such as the Cadillac Escalade hybrid, and the V Series of cars - Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac STS-V, Cadillac XLR-V - which have provided Cadillac with sound footing on which to battle companies including BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Though every Cadillac car draws its share of attention, the company's revival can be largely attributed to the Cadillac Escalade. With styles including the extended Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT pickup truck, there's a luxurious utility vehicle for every taste. The Cadillac SRX is available to buyers requiring less capability.

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