2013 Cadillac ATS Unveiled in Detroit
GM takes aim at the compact luxury segment with the new 2013 Cadillac ATS. Revealed on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, the ATS will take on rivals BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi with an American-style compact, sport luxury sedan.
“ATS engineers built on the legacy of the acclaimed CTS-V Series and picked up the challenge of well-established competitors to create an American sports sedan to rival Europe’s finest,” said Chris Berube, lead development engineer. “More than the roster of its chassis components, the ATS’s driving experience is derived from the whole of the car – a low curb weight, optimal balance and excellent dynamics refined during countless hours of racetrack testing.”
Lighter than the CTS by 400 pounds, the ATS is also eight inches shorter. No word on price, but GM says it will cost less than the CTS.
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