Most of us associate very expensive vehicles with Europe, where names such as Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Mercedes reign supreme. Even Japan produces high-end automobiles, but after taking a close look at the Cadillac Escalade-V, we had a query. What is the most opulent American automobile ever produced?
To be quite honest, the Escalade-V is probably not that car. It has a lot of qualities that we enjoy, such as the crazy supercharged V8 engine, large comfy seating in all three rows, and outstanding electronics, but when we delve a bit deeper, we find that it lacks several crucial aspects.
For example, some of the switchgear in the cabin is constructed of cheap plastic, making it unappealing to look at or touch. Some of the materials on the dash and door cards are also in that cheapish design. That is just insufficient to be deemed the greatest America has ever produced.
Some historic American automobiles were rather exceptional and should be considered. Duesenberg, for example, created a lot of magnificent machines, such as the Model J. Packard created the excellent Twin-Six, while Cadillac accomplished the inconceivable by creating the 7.4-liter V-16 in 1930. In many respects, such vehicles demonstrated that America could compete on the international stage of luxury automobiles.
Of course, current vehicles, such as the aforementioned Escalade, are so sophisticated that we can imagine them receiving the vast majority of votes here. It’s worth noting that we only want manufacturing autos here. Many firms can spruce up your vehicle after you acquire it, so let’s stick to automobiles that anybody can buy from the factory.
We believe the prize should go to the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It virtually checks every box we’ve spoken about, from interior material quality to power to technology. The only other significant competition we can think of is the Lincoln Navigator, which has second-row massaging seats and may be even better than the Jeep.
Do you have another option? Please let us know in the comments section below. What is the most luxury car ever produced in America?