Cadillac finally revealed the new 2013 ATS compact luxury sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. Cadillac has equipped the new ATS, which is set to go head-to-head with the luxury compact sedans from Germany, with seriously competitive levels of style, power, and technology.
The new ATS sports Cadillac's latest Arts & Science styling with sharp creases and flowing lines. The headlights are jewel-like, while the taillight feature light pipes that complement the integrated LED rear spoiler. Dual chrome exhaust tips peek out from below the bumper, with the center-mounted backup light mounted between them.
Inside, Cadillac will offer real wood, aluminum, or carbon-fiber trim that will complement leather seats and a soft-touch dashboard. The available CUE infotainment system features a capacitive touch-sensitive center stack with an 8-inch touch screen up top. All the touch-sensitive buttons feature haptic feedback, so you know when you've touched a button, and a 5.7-inch color LCD resides inside the gauge cluster.
Three engine options will be available in the ATS, ranging from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, to a 3.6-liter V-6. Transmissions include a six-speed automatic and six-speed manual, while both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive will be available.
While we'll have to drive the new ATS to give you a full review, it certainly seems like the heavier German competition have something to keep an eye on.