SWEET RIDE: President Trump Brings Out The New Cadillac Presidential Limo
President Donald Trump premiered his new fleet of Cadillac presidential limousines for his appearance at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
It is only fitting that the stylish New Yorker president — whose tie-below-the-belt fashion has been adopted by his Secret Service agents — would roll into town in a Cadillac.
The new cars in his entourage added to the flair of President Trump’s speech, in which he smacked down the false song of globalism and stressed America’s commitment to patriotism at home.
Here is Trump rolling in style:
One of the biggest visual changes on the new limo is that the windshield is now almost flush with the roof; previous-gen presidential limousines had a very pronounced metal top that rose above the edges of the glass surfaces, buying the interior a little more headroom. The shortened rear overhang and the lifted rear bumper on the new limo were likely developed to ease reverse egress out of cargo planes since the trunk itself is not really used to carry luggage and doesn’t play a functional role in the everyday use of the limousine. In fact, both overhangs have been shortened a bit, while the limo wears a grille texture that we saw debut on the 2016 Cadillac Escala concept car…
The two limousines (there will be around a dozen built altogether) make their debut during UN week in New York City, still Cadillac’s hometown, at least for the time being. A number of other modified Cadillac vehicles are in use by the Secret Service, and it is expected that the outgoing fleet of presidential limousines, built over the last 10 years, will be in service for some time as backup vehicles.
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