Previously this year, Cadillac revealed that it would be eliminating its XTS, CTS, and ATS vehicles by 2020, changing them with a set of brand-new sedans. For the lovers of the ATS Sedan, it would seem that the time left to buy the car is a lot more restricted than originally thought.
The Cadillac ATS will supposedly drop its sedan configuration for the 2019 model year, leaving only an ATS Coupe alternative.
These reports are based upon the VIN decoder files that General Motors (GM) sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) previously this month. While the documents note the Cadillac ATS Coupe, they do not include the ATS Sedan.
Thankfully, the powertrain choices for the 2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe seem to remain the same. This includes a 2.0-liter Turbo I4 engine, a 3.6-liter V6 model, and a 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V6 alternative.
Absolutely nothing is set in stone, as the automaker has till 60 days prior to vehicle production for its 2019 lineup starts to add, ditch, or replace any automobiles for the file. Still, as the ATS will reportedly be on its way out after the 2019 model year anyhow, it promises that the elimination of its sedan configuration will stay.
The ATS, CTS, and XTS are going to be replaced by a set of brand-new sedan models, built on GM’s Alpha II platform and integrated at the GM Lansing Grand River plant. The first of these automobiles is the 2019 Cadillac CT5, which will target driers trying to find a sedan in the $35,000 to $45,000 range.
The 2nd, smaller model will be slotted below the CT5. The yet-unnamed automobile is set to be launched soon after its larger sibling.
While drivers will still have 2 model years to buy a Cadillac ATS Coupe, the upcoming 2018 model year will probably be their final chance to get a sedan variation of Cadillac’s ATS vehicle.