Cadillac ATS Set to Drop Its Sedan Body Style for the 2019 Model Year
The removal of the Cadillac ATS Sedan model will leave only the ATS Coupe remaining for Cadillac's upcoming 2019 lineup
Earlier this year, Cadillac announced that it would be phasing out its XTS, CTS, and ATS vehicles by 2020, replacing them with a pair of brand-new sedans. For fans of the ATS Sedan, it would seem that the time left to purchase the vehicle is even more limited than originally believed.
The Cadillac ATS will reportedly drop its sedan configuration for the 2019 model year, leaving only an ATS Coupe option.
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These reports are based on the VIN decoder documents that GM sent to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration earlier this month. While the documents list the Cadillac ATS Coupe, they do not include the ATS Sedan.
Fortunately, the powertrain options for the 2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe appear to remain the same. This includes a 2.0-liter Turbo I4 engine, a 3.6-liter V6 model, and a 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V6 option.
Nothing is set in stone, as GM has until 60 days before vehicle production for its 2019 lineup begins to add, remove, or replace any vehicles for the document. Still, since the ATS will reportedly be on its way out after the 2019 model year anyway, it seems likely that the removal of its sedan configuration will remain.
The ATS, CTS, and XTS are set to be replaced by a pair of new sedan models, built on GM’s Alpha II platform and assembled at the GM Lansing Grand River plant. The first of these vehicles is the 2019 Cadillac CT5, which will target drivers looking for a sedan in the $35,000 to $45,000 range.
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The second, smaller sedan model will be slotted below the CT5. The yet-unnamed vehicle is set to be released shortly after its larger cousin.
While drivers will still have two model years to purchase a Cadillac ATS Coupe, the upcoming 2018 model year will likely be their last chance to own a sedan variation of Cadillac’s ATS vehicle.
News Source: GM Authority