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    New ATS wheel option?

    So I went to NAIAS on Sunday, and one of the ATS models on display (a red 3.6 Premium) had a set of wheels on it I haven't seen before (isn't even listed in the order guide or on Cadillac's website). Anyone know the story on these?



    They're very nice looking, I'm just surprised there isn't any official information on them anywhere that I can find.
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    Re: New ATS wheel option?

    Those are SPO wheels available through the dealerships. Black ones are also available.
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    Re: New ATS wheel option?

    They are very nice looking, but that is not enough rubber for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    Those are SPO wheels available through the dealerships. Black ones are also available.
    Thanks Nick! Funny, I went back and googled "ATS SPO wheels" and came up with the description in a matter of seconds (d'oh!)

    http://www.gmcaad.com/launch-kits/ats-launch-kit.pdf
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    The ATS target demo is 51+ ??? Now I feel old AND broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jld View Post
    The ATS target demo is 51+ ??? Now I feel old AND broke.
    Hmmm that explains why no aggressive body kits and more trims offered. The major competitors all have more aggressive sport style packages.

    I'd pay for a package that has blacked out appearance, power boost, lowered suspension...

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    Re: New ATS wheel option?

    Quote Originally Posted by jld View Post
    The ATS target demo is 51+ ??? Now I feel old AND broke.
    The average buyer age for every car in that segment is around 50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    The average buyer age for every car in that segment is around 50.
    For this segment should be in the low 40s. In any case, all manufactures are trying to get younger demos in the family for future continued business. This is why they offer options that attract younger drivers.

    With the established makers such as Mercedes Benz, it is going further, coming out with the new CLA.

    Since the ATS is the "youngest" model in the Caddy family, they need to come up with more trims for the younger crowd.

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    For this segment should be in the low 40s. In any case, all manufactures are trying to get younger demos in the family for future continued business. This is why they offer options that attract younger drivers.

    With the established makers such as Mercedes Benz, it is going further, coming out with the new CLA.

    Since the ATS is the "youngest" model in the Caddy family, they need to come up with more trims for the younger crowd.
    Average ages are not going to be declining due to the aging population of the U.S. The only one on the decline right now is Buick.

    Cadillac is in the process of rolling out more accessories for ATS. These wheels are just a tip of the iceberg, from what I understand.

    I'm 23 and own an ATS. I don't have a desire to "rice" mine out any further, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    Average ages are not going to be declining due to the aging population of the U.S. The only one on the decline right now is Buick.

    Cadillac is in the process of rolling out more accessories for ATS. These wheels are just a tip of the iceberg, from what I understand.

    I'm 23 and own an ATS. I don't have a desire to "rice" mine out any further, though.
    What other accessories should we expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atswatcher View Post
    Hmmm that explains why no aggressive body kits and more trims offered. The major competitors all have more aggressive sport style packages.

    I'd pay for a package that has blacked out appearance, power boost, lowered suspension...
    You mean like this?







    A bit too extremely modified for my personal tastes, but I would love an ATS massaged with the "V" treatment. And I'm 27.
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    Re: New ATS wheel option?

    Someone was pointing out to me that it is common practice to put wheel offset spacers in the show cars like at Detroit, to improve the appearance on the floor. I guess it is a little more honest to put dealer-installed wheels on them to achieve the same effect, more power to 'em. But I always wondered how many people are really willing to shell out the incredibly high prices for the dealer wheels. I guess the answer is 'enough'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    The average buyer age for every car in that segment is around 50.
    For an E-class, yes. But I don't know any 50 year oldg that want to drive a compact sedan. Why aren't these cars targeted and priced at gainfully employed 30-somethings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jld View Post
    For an E-class, yes. But I don't know any 50 year oldg that want to drive a compact sedan. Why aren't these cars targeted and priced at gainfully employed 30-somethings?
    I think some of you are reading into average ages too much. 50 isn't that old of an average buyer age for any vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jld View Post
    Why aren't these cars targeted and priced at gainfully employed 30-somethings?
    There is only a very small amount of 30-somethings that are gainfully employed with Cadillac money lying around.

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