2013 Cadillac ATS Styling Explained: Enhances Performance [Video]
Today, GM released a video that details how the 2013 ATS’s lines were created not only to translate into modern proportions, but also to make it handle.
We just can’t wait for the ATS to go on sale later this year. It will be available with a 200 hp 2.5-liter, a 2.0-liter turbo with 270 hp and the top-of-the-line 3.6 liter V6 making 318 hp.
“The primary function of the ATS is to be a driver’s car, fun to drive, nimble and quick,” said Bob Boniface, Cadillac exterior design director. “It has a great powertrain, great chassis, so we wanted the exterior design to reinforce that message. We worked very closely with Engineering to ensure our design met all of the performance metrics they had set out.”
“When you start a new program, a new architecture, it’s much different than re-skinning something else. The opportunity is both challenging and rewarding,” said Taki Karras, Cadillac ATS exterior design manager. “The ATS has a lot of gesture in the line work and that leads to the overall performance nature.”
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