USA: New president, new Cadillac
President's Cadillac based on 2001 Deville
The 2001 DeVille was delivered to the White House for its first official duties in the Presidential inaugural parade on January 20. It's the first Cadillac to be adorned with the division's new wreath-and-crest emblem.
The new limousine looks similar to the 2001 DeVille production models but is unique under the skin.
Handcrafted with a black clearcoat finish, the president's new Caddy is considerably longer, wider and taller than the production models. To maintain national security, it's equipped with state-of-the-art protection and communication systems including Cadillac's Night Vision infrared object detection system.
The interior boasts seven-passenger seating with improved comfort and visibility for all occupants finished with wood accents and rich blue leather and cloth.
A rear seat 'executive package' featuring a concealed, foldaway desktop can be deployed when conducting affairs of state. The rear seats have an adjustable reclining feature and adaptive seat system for added comfort.
Rear seat passengers have their own premium sound system with a 10-disc CD changer.
Presidential seals are positioned in the centre of the rear seat back panel, on each rear door trim panel and the exterior of each rear door.
The U.S. flag is placed on the right front fender, and the presidential standard is located on the left front fender. Flush-mounted spotlights located in the fenders illuminate the flags at night.
Cadillac General Manager Michael J. O'Malley said: "Just as Air Force
One is a flying Oval Office, this new Cadillac provides the same amenities for
our nation's leader while travelling on the ground."