General Motors today officially confirmed that it will be adding two new luxury models to the Cadillac lineup including the much talked about ATS compact sedan and the XTS large luxury sedan. While the Cadillac ATS will sit right below the CTS in Caddy’s lineup, the XTS will sit one car above the CTS.
GM is investing $117 million to make the XTS at its Oshawa Assembly Plant in Ontario where 400 jobs will be created or retained, said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss.
“The Cadillac Renaissance that started with the CTS is still going strong,” Reuss said. “The XTS continues Cadillac’s heritage as the leader in large luxury cars while the car we’ve codenamed ATS starts a new chapter for Cadillac in the luxury market’s C-segment. We’re confident it will attract luxury car buyers who previously would not have considered Cadillac.”
The Cadillac XTS will hit markets in spring of 2012 and is based on the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept we saw at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. It will offer an advanced front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system.
The Cadillac ATS will launch in summer of 2012 and will be a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan that will rival the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. GM also dropped a sketch that we’ve enhanced (pictured above).
GM is investing $190 million to build the ATS at its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, a move that will result in 600 new or kept jobs.
Cadillac ATS Teaser:
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept:
– By: Omar Rana