Part of the General Motors Corporation, and produced and mostly sold in the United States, the Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobiles. And in the United States, this brand name of luxury automobiles has become a synonym for "high quality". Certainly, because of this, it has been used in certain lingo and phrases like "the Cadillac of clocks". Cadillac was formed from the Henry Ford Company, and the automobile was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who was the founder of Detroit, Michigan in 1701. Expect to find hand-stitched leather elements, real matte-finished wood, a microfiber headliner, brushed metal surfaces, and high-quality plastics. 2014 Cadillac ELR 620 interior. 2009 cadillac escalades. Ultrasonic welding, a high-tech manufacturing process used in the aerospace and medical industries, is helping ensure high quality for the new Cadillac ELR.