2013 Cadillac ATS Offers All-New Entry-Level Luxury Option
The 2013 Cadillac ATS broke cover one day before the opening of the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan (though it proved to offer a much more formidable presence in the flesh). The 2013 Cadillac ATS represents an all-new entry-level sedan from the domestic luxury brand, and one which is aimed squarely at Cadillac’s Teutonic competitors in an effort to steal buyers away from class leaders like the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4.
Cadillac has not made any forays into the compact segment since the disastrous Cadillac Cimarron – read re-badged Chevrolet Cavalier – in the early 80’s. The 2013 Cadillac ATS aims to not only obliterate any memories of that failed endeavor, but also occupy the space left in the Cadillac lineup when the second-generation Cadillac CTS sedan moved closer to the mid-size category after its most recent redesign.