Cadillac carmaker managed to build the first series production of the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Thursday morning, General Motors rolled it off the assembly line at the GM Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan. Here the carmaker also builds the CTS Sedan, Wagon and Coupe V-Series performance models. To be capable of manufacturing the new ATS, the carmaker had to invest $190 million and to add a second shift. Apparently they had to create another 600 jobs or to retain lifting the total headcount to 1.643 salaried and hourly employees.
No matter the sacrifices the carmaker had to do, the model has a big duty and the engineers have done everything to make sure the car is prepared to fulfill it. This is what vice president of Cadillac Marketing, Don Butler said about the 2013 Cadillac ATS. The main rivals of the new premium compact saloon are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, Audi A4 and the German BMW 3-Series. The same Don Butler declared that the new 2013 ATS represents an entry door into the Cadillac brand luxury car segment. The ATS model is one of the top luxury sport sedans.
It will go on sale starting this month and the prices start at $33.900 for the variant powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of developing 200 horsepower and at $42.090 for the 3.6-liter V6 variant capable of producing 320 horsepower. This are all the information available on the 2013 Cadillac ATS, but stay tuned for more. In the gallery below you can see several pictures of the model until you have the opportunity to see it face to face.
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