2013 Cadillac ATS Bound for 2012 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Detroit Auto Show


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    2013 Cadillac ATS Picture

    The 2013 Cadillac ATS will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. | December 05, 2011

2012 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • General Motors confirmed on Friday that the 2013 Cadillac ATS will make its world premiere in January at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
  • It said the debut of the ATS will be one of four GM concept or production vehicles making world premieres at the show.
  • The ATS is a compact rear-drive sedan due out in the summer.

DETROIT — General Motors confirmed on Friday that the 2013 Cadillac ATS will make its world premiere in January at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

The Detroit automaker said it is targeting the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 with the ATS.

"ATS is a crucial part of Cadillac's expansion," said Mary Barra, GM senior vice president of global product development, in a speech to the Automotive Press Association. "ATS enters the biggest market segment in the global luxury car industry, both in terms of volume and importance."

It said the debut of the ATS will be one of four GM concept or production vehicles making world premieres at the show. The other three vehicles have not been identified.

The ATS goes into production next summer at the Lansing, Michigan Grand River Assembly plant.

The new entry will be the smallest Cadillac since the Cimmaron, a knockoff of the Chevrolet Cavalier subcompact that was sold by GM from 1982-'88.

Eventually, the ATS range is expected to include a coupe and a convertible, possibly a small wagon and at least one V-Series performance variant by 2015.

The ATS is intended to woo younger import owners.

Edmunds.com says: The ATS will make a run at some serious German competition. Does it have a prayer?

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