Cadillac XTS and ATS: launch in 2012

Cadillac ATS Teaser 2013Cadillac has announced the release of two new models in 2012: XTS and ATS in the spring to summer. At the same time, the manufacturer issued the first teaser of the ATS.

It was in the projects, it is now official. Cadillac has announced the launch of two new models in 2012. First, the great road XTS spring, followed by the ATS family sedan in the summer.

In parallel with this announcement, the manufacturer issued a first teaser in the form of a photo showing part of the future ATS, its silhouette at least. A priori, the sedan is expected to resume style as the last Cadillac CTS Coupe, that is to say, a big grille and fenders. Motorization level, one should have the choice between a 2.0-liter turbocharged 270-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 330 horsepower, and even a V6 3.0-liter turbocharged 385 horsepower for an ATS-V. With four-wheel drive. The ATS will compete with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 or Mercedes C- Class.

However, before its release in summer 2012, will be preceded by the XTS spring. The wide road will be based on the concept of style XTS Platinum (shown below) presented in Detroit in 2010. Produced at the Oshawa plant, the model should offer including a 3.6 liter V6 with a plug-in hybrid developing 350 horsepower.

If the information is still quite limited on the ATS and XTS, Cadillac could say more in the coming weeks. There are whispers, in fact, a prototype of one of the two models could be unveiled at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in mid-August.

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