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Cadillac ATS Compact Luxury Sports Sedan Launched in China

Priced from RMB 308,000 to RMB 438,000

Guangzhou – The much-anticipated Cadillac ATS compact luxury sports sedan was launched today in China at Auto Guangzhou 2013.

The imported model is available in four trim levels along with five exterior and two interior color options. It is priced from RMB 308,000 to RMB 438,000, and is available with flexible financing.

   

"The ATS incorporates Cadillac’s latest achievements in design and technology," said Shanghai GM President Wang Xiaoqiu during today’s launch ceremony. "It is visually stunning and extremely maneuverable, breathing new life into its segment.” He added, “The ATS complements the rest of our Cadillac lineup, which includes the XTS and SRX. It will further accelerate the luxury brand’s growth in China.”

 
 

The ATS is sporty, aile and engaging. Powered by a 2.0L turbocharged SIDI engine, one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2013, the ATS delivers class-leading performance. The engine generates maximum power of 203 kW, peak torque of 353 Nm and impressive power per liter of 101.5 kW. This enables the ATS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.

The ATS has a wide range of features usually found in race cars. They include Brembo brakes across the entire ATS range, a ZF rear mechanical limited slip differential, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheel hubs and Bridgestone high-performance run-flat tires.

From the beginning of the design process, Cadillac engineers focused on creating a model that would be lighter than any other car in its class. The ATS weighs 1,550 kg and has a near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Lines and curves designed to minimize wind resistance, coupled with a large fairing at the bottom of the car body, give it exceptional aerodynamic performance. The active air intake grille shuts automatically when the car reaches a speed of over 60 km/h, reducing drag.  

The ATS is fitted with third-generation Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) to deliver a more addictive driving experience. The suspension adjusts to changing surfaces up to 1,000 times per second to help maintain tire traction and a comfortable ride. A tap-shift control and five driving modes maximize driving pleasure.

 

Engineers made the interior a priority as well. Bose Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) works with the phase reversal of the in-car audio system to help neutralize unwanted engine noise. Together with AudioPilot noise compensation technology, it transforms the car into a haven for music enjoyment. Bose Centerpoint surround technology with 10 speakers allows for an immersive surround-sound experience even during aggressive driving.

The ATS provides a high level of safety for occupants. A mix of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel gives the ATS a rigid body structure. Ten air bags are being offered for the first time in its segment. The industry-leading Enhanced Safety Strategy (ESS) II package incorporates advanced safety features such as collision-avoiding automatic braking and full-speed range adaptive cruise control.

Photo: GM

(Nov. 21, 2013)


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