Learn more about this often misunderstood Caddy.
Made for only six model years from 2004 to 2009, the Cadillac XLR didn’t make the kind of market impact which GM hoped for. That’s become too much of a trend in the Cadillac division, so skeptics of the brand weren’t shocked in the least. However, that’s only one narrow view of a sports car which actually spearheaded the modern revolution of the Cadillac brand.
After WWII Cadillac was riding high as one of the most coveted luxury car brands in the world. It led the way in design, innovations, and overall classiness. That all changed when the 1970s oil crisis hit and those big land barge sedans and coupes were no longer smiled upon. Many blame GM CEO Roger Smith for dooming Cadillac in the 80s by essentially