Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Cadillac ATS

When the market asked for small, Cadillac answered with the ATS. 

The Cadillac ATS was originally a solution for the luxury car marketplace that began demanding smaller, entry-level vehicles. Throughout the few years of production, it helped take Cadillac to new heights while they challenged the luxury car market throughout Japan and Europe.

Developing the Cadillac ATS

The Cadillac ATS debuted to the American market back in 2012 before selling during the 2013 year. The smallest car on the Cadillac line up to that point was the CTS. GM decided to develop the ATS in response to other manufacturers with small cars, such as the Lexus IS and BMW 3-Series. 

Little Luxury – Technology and Performance of the Cadillac ATS

The 2019 Cadillac ATS was made to combine luxury style and top-notch performance into a tiny package. It is available in both coupe and sedan models, each of which has a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is a V-6 engine that provides up to 335 horsepower as well.

On the inside is a luxurious cabin with an 8.0” touchscreen infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 4G LTE Wi-Fi also comes standard on all models. The interior is lined with Semi-Aniline leather that is spread about the 14-way adjustable seating. The ATS model also comes with a variety of standard safety features, including adaptive cruise control, rain sense wipers, and automatic seat belt-tightening.

A Timeline of the Cadillac ATS

The Cadillac ATS is only in its first generation. The first major change came about in 2015 when the car manufacturer decided to develop a new lightweight platform to handle both the rear and all-wheel-drive configurations. A two-bar grille and redesigned Cadillac emblem were added.

In 2016, the ATS got a brand new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaced the six-speed. Automatic start-stop technology was also added to the ATS models. 

The Cadillac ATS In the News

In recent and unfortunate Cadillac news, the ATS will not be coming back for another production year in 2020. As of July 2019, only 35 new Cadillac ATS units were left on car lots.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Cadillac ATS

As Cadillac is a luxury car brand, it is not a surprise to see celebrities rolling around in them. Reese Witherspoon has been spotted driving around in her 2013 Cadillac ATS

Best Cadillac ATS Groups

The Cadillac ATS Forum is one of the best ATS groups on the Internet where ATS owners and enthusiasts can come together to discuss Cadillac performance, colors, prices, and more!

The Cadillac ATS – A Blend of Power, Control, and Luxury

Though the Cadillac ATS won’t be coming back around for another year, we have to commend it for standing up to the Japanese and European luxury market for the few years that it was around. It definitely made a large impression, helping to bring Cadillac into the smaller car market that was growing in popularity for so many years.

We now say farewell to the distinctive and performance-driven ATS in hopes that Cadillac can continue to hold its own in years to come.

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