The Cadillac Catera is a mid-size luxury sedan entry level manufactured from 1997-2001 in Rüsselsheim, Germany, as a rebadged version of the Opel Omega, sales reaching 95,000 over four years model. The Cadillac Catera Sport model was offered from 1999 with power seats eight-way adjustable, heated front seats, 17-inch wheels, memory driver’s seat, anti-theft system and sound, three-channel garage door, discharge headlamps high intensity and a rear spoiler. In 2009, the car driver and staff criticized praise the Cadillac Catera initially received, citing poor reliability and the performance in retrospect.
The Cadillac Catera received a facelift in 2000 with the revised nose, tail, wheels, interior trim, mirrors, HID headlamps optional settings stiffer suspension and side airbags. The Cadillac Catera engine model was a 200 hp (150kW) V6 54° L81 manufactured in England in Ellesmere Port facilities GM using FR design. The automatic transmission GM 4L30-E is manufactured at GM’s plant in Strasbourg, France.
Cadillac Catera Features
Standard features on the Cadillac Catera including cloth interior, front bucket seats, an AM / FM radio with cassette player and a sound system of eight speakers, keyless entry, security system, alloy wheels, spare wheel, and full instrumentation. Optional equipment leather interior, cassette player and combination CD player, Bose sound system premium sound, sunroof, Homelink, OnStar and chrome rims included.
Cadillac Catera Marketing
The Catera was marketed with the slogan “The Caddy that zigs” and launching advertisements featuring supermodel Cindy Crawford – who spoke with a duck animated character called “Ziggy”. Cadillac described the character, “as Catera, Ziggy was forged in Germany with the sole mission to bring fun to luxury Cadillac was one of six beakless, martins mythical without feet or ‘Merlettes’ in the Cadillac Crest before we gave. his big feet, a giant beak, and turned it over. he is quite a departure from his five brothers who have been part of the Cadillac crest since the time of the Crusades when the crest was the proud symbol of le Sieur Antoine la Mothe Cadillac Family “. Ziggy was introduced until the 1998 model year.
Cadillac Catera Related Vehicles
The close relationship with the Cadillac Catera platform continued in use until 2006 at the Pontiac GTO, which was a version of the US market for the Holden Monaro coupe, both vehicles were manufactured by GM Holden in Australia. These 2 performance coupes were themselves derived sedan platform that originated in the Australian market as the Holden Commodore VT-series in 1997. The related European Opel Omega was discontinued in 2003.