Detroit, Michigan – Cadillac has introduced the 2013 ATS at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, an all-new luxury compact sports sedan that will be built in Canada. Developed on an all-new lightweight architecture, it goes on sale this summer.
The rear-wheel drive ATS is enhanced with Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive in-driver experience that merges intuitive design with industry-first controls and commands for information and media data.
“Designed with quick, nimble and fun-to-drive dynamics, ATS expands Cadillac’s portfolio into a crucial global segment,” said Don Butler, vice-president of marketing for Cadillac. “For a new group of luxury consumers, this is a car that will fit their lifestyle and challenge the segment’s status quo.”
The ATS will include available four-cylinder engines and a V6 engine, and will be available with all-wheel drive. At 135 horsepower per litre, the available all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder, at 270 horsepower, is one of the most power-dense in the industry. The ATS will also offer both manual and automatic transmission options.
CUE, which stands for Cadillac User Experience, pairs entertainment and information data from up to ten Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized information, voice commands, fewer buttons and larger icons. It includes an eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen that resembles a smartphone screen with large, easy-to-use target icons.