2013 North American Car of the Year: Cadillac ATS

Cadillac spent a lot of time to make sure its compact sports saloon is every bit as German as the BMW 3-Series. A brand new chassis was developed specifically for this car, and then it was honed for month on the Nurburgring test track in Germany.
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The end result is their pride and joy. Even though its their smallest model, it’s getting so much attention that it might as well be a flagship.

The prize-winning 2013 Cadillac ATS today was named the North American Car of the Year award for 2013. A jury o 49 automotive journalists looked at every car launched within the last year and found the Caddy was better than all of them.

The award was announced at a press conference opening the North American International Auto Show.

"This is a very meaningful honor for the entire Cadillac team, especially the men and women who build the ATS in Lansing, Michigan, and our dedicated and talented designers and engineers,” said Bob Ferguson, GM vice president, global Cadillac. “A car like ATS is the result of incredible commitment and focus. That’s the only method for creating a great performing luxury car."

autoevolution will be attending the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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