Cadillac Planning Renaissance With New ATS and XTS Luxury Sedans
General Motors may be in trouble, but that doesn't mean they don't have a few more tricks up their sleeves, especially when it comes to their luxury division. And so the troubled American automaker, fresh out of bankruptcy and frantically restructuring, has revealed plans for a pair of new Cadillacs to take the fight to Europe's best in pursuit of the lucrative luxury market.
First up is the ATS, a compact luxury sport sedan aimed to compete with the BMW 3 Series and its ilk. Slotting in below the current CTS, the ATS is expected to be available with four- and six-cylinder engines in either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive set-ups to offer customers their choice of luxury propulsion.
Next up is a full-size luxury sedan dubbed XTS. Replacing both the DTS and the STS model lines, the XTS is said to closely mirror the styling of the gorgeous Cadillac Sixteen concept car (pictured above), only with a more realistic engine in place of the show car's V16 resulting in more reasonable proportions. Expect both new sedans to debut within the next year or two, at which point the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus had better take notice.