Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

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    Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Two door ATS won't be a repeat of the dramatic CTS coupe.
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    April 23, 2013
    By: Nick Saporito
    Rendering: MonaroSS


    GMI's rendering of what the ATS coupe will allegedly look like.

    Last week, Cadillac outlined some of the brand’s future product plans to dealers, including the redesigned Escalade and the addition of an ATS coupe. Both new models were shown to the dealers in attendance, meaning we now have further confirmation of what Cadillac’s next coupe will look like.

    According to the dealers as well as independent sources, the ATS coupe will be a departure from the current CTS coupe, which shares virtually nothing from the B-pillar rearward with the CTS sedan. Instead, the ATS coupe will allegedly be a two-door version of the sedan.

    Granted, some changes are necessary – a revamped greenhouse and slightly longer front doors, however the coupe is largely going to look like the sedan. It isn’t going to be a dramatic departure from the sedan version.

    The above rendering, designed by GMI Contributor MonaroSS, is allegedly close to what the real ATS coupe will look like. That, of course, assumes that the design is firm and will not change between now and when the car goes into production.

    Cadillac did not disclose timing for the ATS coupe launch, however GMI has been told by sources familiar with GM product plans that it should arrive sometime in mid-2014.

    Following the formula of the CTS coupe, the ATS coupe will likely only offer the car’s upper engine options; including the 2.0-turbo four and 3.6-liter V-6. A high-performance V-Series edition of the coupe is expected at a later date.

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Not surprised given the 4-series and C-class coupe.
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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    I don't have a problem with this. The ATS' proportions translate well to a coupe as-is.

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Looks good, they should get a coupe out asap! Along with a V-Series of course

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    I can understand why GM didn't alter the formula for the ATS: BMW's 3-series coupe is basically a sedan sans the rear doors, so they are continuing to follow the recipe.

    I'm still holding out hope that a dramatically-styled CTS coupe will follow in a few years, but I'm not holding my breath,
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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Hopefully they massage the grille some to look more likt the 2014 CTS.
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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    I have no problem with this. I like the CTS coupe a lot, I have one. But I have no problem with a more conservatively-style ATS coupe; the CTS isn't for everyone. But, I think they should also have a next-gen CTS coupe that is as avant garde as the current one. Give coupe buyers a stark choice.
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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Probably could wish for a bit more aggressive rear end, but the rest of the car looks good as a coupe.

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Sounds good to me. Especially the part about leaving the 2.5 out. I've driven it and that engine has no business being in a Cadillac. It's got power but its very noisy and coarse.
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    The proportions should be a real good indicator for the 2016 Camaro.

    Now how about a Buick Regal (Alpha) coupe.

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    I wish they would just call it the ATC! Even though unlike today's CTS coupe this looks to be a more traditional two door version of the sedan like the old fashion two door sedan they should still call it the ATC!!

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Not surprised given the 4-series and C-class coupe.
    Well, yes, the C coupe basically just lops off the rear doors. And I don't think it's been a resounding success. I mean, what's the point of giving up the rear doors if it's not getting you a noticeably better looking car?

    On the other hand, the A5 is much sleeker than the A4 and it has been a resounding success.

    I expect the 4 series to be in the middle -- not dramatically different from the sedan but very different fascias and ornamentation. Hopefully, the ATS coupe goes at least as far.
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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    I'm starting to see a lot more ATS's and XTS's around at least a couple of sitings a week, hopefully by the time the coupe comes out word of mouth of how good the ATS sedan is will help translate to more sales for both the coupe and sedan. I really think the ATS-V will also help a lot at this as well as right now I'm way too many M3's mostly in coupe form.

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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    I like this a lot - rendering or not. It has a lot of the design of the sedan with a roofline reminiscent of the Audi A5, which I like a lot.

    Agree on the 2.5 not being included - doesn't fit the nature of the car.
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    Re: Cadillac reveals some future plans; ATS Coupe Arrives Next Year

    So in what order will new Cadillacs be release on market?
    I assume it will go something like this
    1 New CTS
    2 Escalade
    3 ATS-V and coupe
    4 CTS-V
    5 Omega

    Anyone?

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