First 2013 Cadillac ATS rolls of the production line in Lansing

GM today produced the first 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan for public sale today at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan. The new ATS will start arriving at U.S. dealerships starting next month.

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The Lansing Grand River plant also produces the CTS Sedan, Wagon and Coupe and the V-Series of each model. It underwent a $190 million upgrade for the ATS and a second shift was added, creating or retaining 600 jobs.

“The new Cadillac ATS represents an investment in Lansing and our workforce,” said Tony Francavilla, Lansing regional plant manager. “A successful launch needs a great process and a great product, but at the heart of it all are the people, and the care they put into each and every vehicle.”

Refresher: The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan is available with a choice of three engine units. The based model carries a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo engine making 270-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A 2.5 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder is also available, making 200-hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The top-of-the-line Cadillac ATS is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 making 318-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.

– By: Omar Rana