GM moving forward with Cadillac ATS, concept could debut in LA this year

As much as we enjoyed seeing the new Cadillac XTS Concept (which hints at a future flagship sedan for the brand) at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, we would have much rather liked to see a concept for the upcoming compact ATS model that was rumored during the summer of 2009.

Either way, sources say that GM is moving forward with the Cadillac ATS and that the model should be well on its way for a 2012 debut. Key competitors for the ATS sedan will be the BMW 3-Series, Infiniti G37, Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

“We’re finalizing the four-door showcar of the ATS first,” an inside said. “Then we’ll follow quickly after with a wagon, a coupe and a convertible.”

The source said that there is currently a debate going on whether or not the convertible version will feature a folding hardtop or a ragtop.

Look out for the Cadillac ATS sedan concept at the 2010 LA Auto Show.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Inside Line