2014 Cadillac ATS Crimson SportEnlarge Photo
Following the introduction of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe (and the recent updates announced for the 2015 Cadillac CTS), we knew it wasn’t long before Cadillac made an official announcement about similar changes to the 2015 ATS Sedan. The highlights of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan include new technology, more power from the engine and an ever-so-subtle facelift.
The most obvious of all these changes is to the face of the 2015 ATS Sedan. It becomes the third production vehicle in the Cadillac lineup to carry this new logo after the ATS Coupe and 2015 CTS Sedan, and it comes with a slightly updated grille and fascia as well. Cadillac has not released any images for the 2015 ATS Sedan yet, but for comparison, the 2014 ATS Sedan is shown above while the new 2015 ATS Coupe is shown below.
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
2015 Cadillac ATS CoupeEnlarge Photo
Adding a little more sport to this sporty sedan, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan is getting a decent bump in torque with the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This mid-level engine is now rated at 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This is an extra 35 lb-ft of torque over the 2014 ATS, but the peak torque curve is now rated at just 3,000 to 4,600 rpm rather than the broader 1,700 to 5,500 rpm plateau from last year’s model.
In terms of cabin tech, the 2015 Cadillac ATS is getting many of the same features that were recently announced for the 2015 CTS. Like many other GM products for the 2015 model year, this includes the OnStar with 4G LTE data service, which provides a Wi-Fi hotspot and comes with a three-month/3GB trial.
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The CUE infotainment system gets a couple new features, too, like Text Message Alerts, Teen Driver settings and Cadillac DockSpot wireless phone charging. Included with CUE, the Cadillac DockSpot provides magnetic inductive charging for wireless phones without the need for cords and cables. As its name suggests, the Text Message Alerts helps reduce driver distraction by allowing CUE can read text messages to the driver and reply with preset responses. Taking this assault against distracted driving a step further, the Teen Driver settings let parents limit what teens can do behind the wheel of the ATS. This includes muting the audio if seat belts aren’t fastened, giving audible speed warnings, limit top speed and providing a “report card” of information including mileage, top speed, wide-open throttle events and ABS events.
Cadillac has not announced pricing or availability for the 2015 Cadillac ATS, but these improvements should help the sedan compete in the entry-level luxury sport sedan market.