The Cadillac is General Motor's brand of luxury automobiles that is mainly built and marketed in the United States, Canada and North America. Founded as the Cadillac Automobile Company in 1902, Cadillac came to produce several models including the Model K Cadillacs. Came 1909 when the Cadillac Company was bought by General Motors and became the latter's prestige division that is responsible for manufacturing large luxury vehicles. To date, Cadillac has already introduced a number of significant models including the Cadillac Eldorado in 1953, and Cadillac Allante in 1987. After the Eldorado was discontinued in 2002 and the Allante in 1993, Cadillac once again launched another model that will survive their features and characteristics in the name of Cadillac XLR.
The Cadillac XLR is a 2-seater open automobile that has its engine positioned at the middle portion. Such automobile is better known as "roadster". The XLR is not just an ordinary roadster, but a luxury roadster that offers great ease and comfort for the user or occupants, with excellent appearance and loaded with numerous amenities. As a performance and luxury roadster, the XLR offers heated and cooled leather seats, wood interior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels and side airbags as standard equipments, not to mention the Internet Access on the dashboard screen. Notable feature of the XLR is its unique styling, interior, suspension, and has a power-retractable gorgeous aluminum hardtop.
The Cadillac XLR was introduced during the Detroit Motor Show in 2003 as a 2004 model. Before this launching, the XLR was already seen in some auto shows as the Evoq. The XLR was expected to make it big in the market, but the result was the other way around. It failed to reach the 6,000-unit supposed-to-be-sold quota a year. This luxury roadster is based on the Y-body platform, which platform is also used on the famous Chevrolet Corvette. On the other hand, its powerplant is a Cadillac 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine capable of generating up to 320 horsepower coupled a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, the Cadillac XLR is a tough competitor to Mercedes Benz SL-Class, Lexus SC, BMW 6-Series, Jaguar XK, Porsche 911 and Maserati Spyder. In 2005, Cadillac also introduced a supercharged version of the XLR called XLR-V. In case you own a Cadillac XLR automobile and been looking for its performance, aftermarket, or even replacement parts including stylish and practical accessories then Parts Train is the perfect site for you. We offer great deals of Cadillac XLR automotive products for all your needs. Check our catalogue now!