The Cadillac ATS Was Almost a Rebadged Chevy Cruze

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The Cadillac ATS Was Almost a Rebadged Chevy Cruze
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When GM was developing the Cadillac ATS, the American automaker faced a predicament: build the luxury sedan on an existing, front-wheel drive Delta platform, or build an entirely new rear-wheel drive architecture. Continue Reading...

Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient

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Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient
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Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality,… Continue Reading...

GM’s January Sales Performance

GM’s January Sales Performance
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January may be the middle of winter but GM was able to rebuke the cold weather with red-hot sales. The company delivered nearly 195,000 units in the U.S., a 16 percent increase compared to the same month last year. Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Wins Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year

Cadillac ATS Wins Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year
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Support for the Cadillac ATS is building quickly among the automotive press, most recently resulting in it claiming the Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year Award.  Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Manual Transmission Getting Reworked

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Back in July, when AutoGuide.com reviewed the 2013 Cadillac ATS, Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood extolled the virtues of its handling, but also commented on the shortcomings of the car’s manual transmission. It appears AutoGuide wasn’t the only one that felt the manual transmission could be better. Continue Reading...

First Cadillac ATS to be Auctioned for Charity

First Cadillac ATS to be Auctioned for Charity
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The first Cadillac ATS that rolled off the line in Lansing, Mich. earlier this year was held onto by the company, and is now being sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction with all proceeds going to support Team Joseph, a non-profit organization that funds Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Continue Reading...

Cadillac Challenge Racing Series the First of its Kind

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Cadillac Challenge Racing Series the First of its Kind
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Imagine, if you will, a group of Cadillacs driving together. In your mind, it’s a serene, soft cruise, with the drivers enjoying the scenery, the road, and more importantly the buttery-smooth ride of their American luxury cars. Not anymore. Many Cadillacs, like the CTS-V, include a viciously powerful engine, not to mention suspension and braking… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS to Get Torque Vectoring

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Cadillac ATS to Get Torque Vectoring
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Cadillac Global Vehicle Line Executive, Dave Leone, recently disclosed at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show that future models of their new ATS will offer a torque-vectoring system in either its rear- or all-wheel drive configurations. Even though torque vectoring won’t be available when the ATS hits dealerships this summer, Leone wanted to make sure everyone… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Is Real Super Bowl Winner: Most Watched Ad In U.S. History [Video]

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When Cadillac aired its 30-second “Go To Green Hell” Super Bowl ad for the upcoming ATS sedan during the last two-minutes of the game’s last quarter, a total of 111.3 million viewers tuned in, effectively making this ad the most watched television commercial in U.S. history. Could the marketing department at GM have somehow foreseen… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Coupe Not on Hold Says PR Rep

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A few days ago, Motor Trend reported that Cadillac was putting its ATS Coupe on the shelf for the time being, and that the convertible and wagon variants were going to be dropped completely. But now it appears as though Cadillac may have a thing or two to say about its ATS plans – even… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS May Spawn a Roadster

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Cadillac ATS May Spawn a Roadster
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Cadillac may be in the process of fitting its new ATS platform with a two door Roadster body that would take the four door sedan and make it a slick two seat sports car. Cadillac insiders at the 2012 North American International Auto Show told reporters from Inside Line that a roadster is being considered… Continue Reading...

2013 Cadillac ATS Teaser Part Three Revealed [Video]

2013 Cadillac ATS Teaser Part Three Revealed [Video]
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Cadillac released its third teaser video for the 2013 ATS, their compact sport coupe. In the video, Cadillac engineers explain why they have focused their efforts so closely on gathering data at the Nurburing track, saying they can gather more data in one lap at “The Ring” than in twelve at any U.S. track. Dave… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Confirmed With 270-HP 2.0T 4-Cylinder [Video]

Cadillac ATS Confirmed With 270-HP 2.0T 4-Cylinder [Video]
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GM has announced the official debut of the anticipated Cadillac ATS at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show. According to GM, the Cadillac ATS will be available in three different engine trims. A new 3.6-liter V6, a 2.5-liter four cylinder, and a new-generation 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec four. While a relaxed, naturally aspirated V6 and a… Continue Reading...

2013 Cadillac ATS Set To Bow At Detroit Auto Show

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2013 Cadillac ATS Set To Bow At Detroit Auto Show
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Cadillac‘s upcoming BMW 3-Series competitor is set to take center stage at this year’s Detroit Auto Show according to Mary Barra, Senior VP of global product development for General Motors. Speaking to the Automotive Press Association (APA) today, Barra disclosed that GM will debut four global concept or production vehicles with one of the four… Continue Reading...

2013 Cadillac ATS “The Journey” Chapter 2: the Autobahn to the Nurburgring [Video]

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Cadillac is drumming up a lot of excitement for its upcoming ATS model, which will be GM’s answer to BMW’s ever popular 3-Series. To get everyone excited about the new ATS, Cadillac has been releasing a series of videos teasing the vehicle as it gets put through its paces of testing and tuning. The newest… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Ride Along With GM North America Chairman Mark Reuss [Video]

Cadillac ATS Ride Along With GM North America Chairman Mark Reuss [Video]
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As the CTS spearheads Cadillac‘s revival, old faithfuls and the newly converted alike happily anticipate for the next big thing. The ATS, arriving 2012, is designed around an all new Cadillac specific RWD-AWD platform that is intended to be Cadillac’s latest answer to the long standing BMW 3-series benchmark. In the following video, President of… Continue Reading...