What price personal luxury? Despite belonging to a segment that almost completely disappeared at the end of the 90s in the face of the SUV onslaught, premium coupes are once again flourishing, especially at the entry-level. The 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe joins the already-established Audi S5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and BMW 4 Series (née 3 Series) two-doors as well as the equally-upstart Lexus RC in presenting the well-heeled with a sweet-looking alternative to a more staid sedan.
It’s fair to say that two-door automobiles, especially those on the smaller side like the ATS coupe, aren’t for everyone as they do sacrifice some practicality in order to make a splash with styling. Still, modern design has made a car like the all-new Cadillac very easy to live with on a daily basis, and the brand’s decision to pursue luxury over outright performance has helped the ATS coupe to achieve a respectful balance and walk its own path in a niche that has all-too-often played follow-the-Bavarian-leader.