Cadillac ATS: The Journey Part 4 [video]

Launches this summer

Cadillac has released the fourth and final installment of their Journey mini-series which chronicles the development of the 2013 ATS.

In the latest clip, the company takes us to Detroit to see the car's official unveiling at the North American International Auto Show.

Knowing that past models like the Cimarron and Catera failed, Don Butler - Vice President of Cadillac Marketing - says "We knew we couldn't take a larger car and take thing off to make it smaller; we couldn't take an existing car and add things on to make like it needs to be. We needed to start with a clean sheet of paper."

His confidence is echoed by GM North American President Mark Reuss who said "This is the car to finally challenge the German cars at their own game and win."

As we have previously reported, the ATS will ride on a new rear-wheel drive platform and be offered three engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS), a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS) and a 3.6-liter V6 with 318 hp (237 kW / 322 PS). They can be paired to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic as well as an optional all-wheel drive system.

Source: Cadillac
Published Jan 23, 2012 2:00 pm By Michael Gauthier
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Give it to us already.
Jan 24, 2012 12:24 am
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I'll take mine in that maroon color please =D
Jan 23, 2012 8:13 pm
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Meanwhile, at Lincoln...
Jan 23, 2012 3:24 pm
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Crickets and thumb twiddling!
Jan 23, 2012 10:54 pm
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By the way, I don't care how well people say it drives; I'll take this-- or a G37-- over a 3-Series ANY DAY.
Jan 24, 2012 12:38 pm
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