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