GM Confirms Cadillac XTS and ATS to Launch Next Year

GM’s North America President Mark Reuss has confirmed today that Cadillac will launch the XTS large sedan and the compact ATS sedan next year. Reuss stated the news at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars.

GM has moved beyond a stage of simply surviving and is now clearly focused on thriving with a line-up that’s stronger in more segments than it has ever been,” Reuss said. “Whether it’s the new fuel-efficient Buick eAssist system or Cadillac’s entry-level luxury car, we’re giving customers compelling new options for their next automobile.”

The Cadillac XTS will launch in the spring of 2012 and is based on the XTS Platinum Concept that was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. It will be offered with front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive systems.

The Cadillac ATS will arrive in the summer of 2012 and will be a new rear-wheel-drive sedan that will compete with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class models. GM has given us our first teaser of the new sedan with the teaser that you see here.

“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.”