Cadillac came out all guns blazing at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday, unleashing the most powerful car in its 112 year history in an aggressive bid to return to preeminence. Once synonymous with American power and prestige, Cadillac has seen its share in the luxury market gradually eaten up by its rivals, particularly German competitors in the form of BMW and Mercedes. Admitting that Cadillac, owned by General Motors, had fallen behind — it has faced “some adversity… for sure,” said its chief Johan de Nysschen — the iconic brand is determined to fight its way back to the fore. Cadillac was launching “a product offensive” that would take on its rivals across several segments of the market and require more than $12 billion investment, declared de Nysschen. Read More>>
- The State Nickname is the “Great Lake State.” Other nicknames are “Wolverine State” or “Water Winter Wonderland.”
- The capital is Lansing (1847). The largest city is Detroit.
- The State Trunkline System totals 9,656 miles. All are toll free.
- Michigan is the only state that touches 4 of the 5 Great Lakes.
- 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties touch at least one Great Lake.
- Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams. You are never more than six miles from one of them. Anywhere in Michigan, you are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.
- Michigan includes:
57,022 sq. mi. of land area (16,439 sq. mi. in the U.P.)
1,194 sq. mi. of inland waters
38,575 sq. mi. of Great Lake water area
3,126 miles of Great Lakes shoreline (more fresh water coastline than any other state)
19,000,000 acres of forest cover