Pulling the plug on the ATS sedan
Cadillac is making way for the all-new XT4 by pulling the plug on the ATS sedan.
The 2018 model year will be the last for the four-door ATS; starting in 2019, only the coupe will be offered. In a statement to The Truth About Cars, Cadillac product communications specialist Donny Nordlicht says the ATS sedan has to go in order to retool GM’s Lansing Grand River plant.
“This year will bring forth significant changes to our product portfolio, most notably with the introduction of the all-new XT4 SUV, as well as concluding the successful life cycle of the ATS sedan in North America,” he said.
The two-door ATS, which was introduced for 2015, will continue through 2019 — including the ATS-V coupe. Cadillac killing off a sedan, while introducing a new crossover, is further proof of the growing trend away from typical “cars” toward the CUVs favoured by consumers.
After 2019, the CTS, ATS, and XTS will be consolidated into just two models — the smaller of which will be aligned as a BMW 3 Series competitor — while the CT6 will carry on as Cadillac’s flagship sedan.
At least we still have at least one more model year to enjoy the excellent ATS-V coupe before the new models arrive.
2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe