Cadillac has released the first teaser image of the 2013 ATS, which was designed to take on the BMW 3 Series. With the CTS having grown in size to more of a 5 Series rival, the ATS is expected to become the volume seller for Cadillac and help grow the brand considerably.
The ATS will begin next summer and built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant. The company added that the plant received a $190 million investment and 600 jobs for the new ATS. The car is expected to feature a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as well as a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 380 hp.
The car is expected to ride on the rear-wheel Alpha platform and feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine as well as a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 380 hp (283 kW / 385 PS) in the ATS-V.
Cadillac to Launch Compact Luxury Sedan in 2012
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Cadillac will expand its model lineup in 2012 with a new entry in the compact luxury segment codenamed ATS. General Motors North America President Mark Reuss released this sketch of the model today at the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars.
The small Cadillac will begin production next summer at Lansing Grand River, the same Michigan assembly plant that builds the award-winning midsize Cadillac CTS sedan, coupe and wagon. The plant received a $190 million investment and 600 jobs for the new model.
"The car we codenamed ATS is being developed to be a driver's car on an all-new Cadillac-specific RWD-AWD architecture," Reuss said. "We have extensively and exhaustively studied the competitive segment, and we have benchmarked the best. And when this car comes out, that will be readily apparent."