Cadillac Is Killing The Charismatic ATS, And We’re Gutted

The ATS started out with the target of matching the likes of the Mercedes C-Class, but sales are still low and it’s set to be axed – starting this year
Cadillac Is Killing The Charismatic ATS, And We’re Gutted

The really rather likeable Cadillac ATS is sadly set to meet the executioner’s axe almost immediately, as the brand looks to grow its SUV offering and streamline its car range – albeit not as brutally as Ford has just done.

The four-door ATS will be culled at the end of this year, leaving the two-door coupe to enjoy one final year in the limelight before meeting its end the same way. The larger CTS is also being binned to make way for more profitable vehicles.

Cadillac Is Killing The Charismatic ATS, And We’re Gutted

Cadillac is directly replacing the ATS, which was criticised for a cramped rear passenger area and its complex touch-screen controls, and the CTS with one model, sized somewhere between the two as part of a three-model range of traditional cars. Meanwhile, the SUV offering will expand.

Our biggest miss will be the ATS-V, the 185mph, twin-turbo V6-powered M3-basher with 455bhp and 445lb ft of bicep. It could whip the 0-60mph sprint into line in just 3.9 seconds and it drove well enough to give C63 buyers something hard to think about – or, at least, it should have.

Cadillac Is Killing The Charismatic ATS, And We’re Gutted

Not even its titanium con-rods, motorsport-derived engine lubrication system or magnetorheological dampers were enough to convince Europe that it was a serious choice.

Manual versions even had a no-lift shift function, while automatics boasted launch control. Brembo stoppers hauled the car up through Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber. It was, and is, a seriously good piece of kit. We’re gutted to see it go.


BenPaye(JDMSquad)(MX5Squad)(LFAsquad)(Subie Squad) (Rotary F

V8’s are slowing disappearing…

05/10/2018 - 07:59 |
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05/10/2018 - 08:01 |
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But this didn’t have a V8

It only had a V6 in its most powerful ATS V form

05/10/2018 - 08:27 |
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05/10/2018 - 07:59 |
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Christian González Alfonso 1

Great, more SUV’s…. yeessss

I’m feeling depressive

05/10/2018 - 08:00 |
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More like suicidal

05/10/2018 - 08:29 |
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I have Crippling depresion

05/12/2018 - 04:49 |
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New cars are getting even more retardet and now killing of all the last good ones is just wrong.
Soon we will only have hybrid,overpriced,drumbrake Crossover shitboxes that only last around 5 Years… I am really starting to hate modern Car Culture

05/10/2018 - 08:08 |
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Tomislav Celić

Blame the avrage Joe here…

05/10/2018 - 08:17 |
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Well tbh the car has been in production since 2012 and was due fpr replacement anyways

And dont worry guys the CTS and ATS are gonna be replaced by 1 sedan called the CT5

05/10/2018 - 08:26 |
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How CTS and ATS can be replaced by one car? When they compete in different classes? It’s like if BMW killed off 3 and 5 series and tried to replace them with 4-series. It just won’t work.

05/10/2018 - 10:34 |
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Rekord 86

Why are all great american cars dissappearing?
Viper, ATS, most Fords,….Camaro is dead, too with this design

05/10/2018 - 09:44 |
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Since when was the Cadillac ATS one of America’s great cars? My uncle has one snd gotta say, they’re descent at best. And if you didn’t notice, the Camaro is still around. Just because you don’t like how it looks doesn’t mean it won’t sell. Just look down the camaro’s time line. The Gen 3’s have a cult following!

05/10/2018 - 10:14 |
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Camaro is still very much alive. It just looks different. Anyway, you could probably make it look good by selecting various options, or by choosing a darker colour.

05/10/2018 - 10:37 |
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If they’re being replaced, and not by SUV’s, that’s not really upsetting. Its not like they’re doing a Ford or Mitsubishi

05/10/2018 - 10:29 |
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FLixy Madfox

Oh boo whooo. A descent car that no one bought getting axed. Cry a river of a thousand tears. It’s not coming back.

05/10/2018 - 11:19 |
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another underrated car gets cut from the production line..

05/10/2018 - 11:23 |
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