: Cadillac News: Spy Shots: 2013 Cadillac ATS sheds cladding, gains swirls



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09-12-11, 04:00 PM
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Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/) is getting ready to launch into a segment of the automotive market that's already rife with serious competition. The upcoming Cadillac ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/cadillac+ats/) will do battle with the likes of the Acura TL (http://www.autoblog.com/acura/tl/), Audi A4 (http://www.autoblog.com/audi/a4/), BMW 3 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/3+series/), Infiniti G (http://www.autoblog.com/infiniti/g37+sedan/), Lexus IS (http://www.autoblog.com/lexus/is/) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class (http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/c-class/), among others. Simply put, it will need to be a very good car to gain the attention of those who shop in this segment.

To that end, General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/general+motors/) appears to be doing an awful lot of evaluation testing with the ATS, making it that much easier for our spy photographers to catch the company's engineers testing the camo-clad prototype seen above. This particular brand of shape-masking is quite effective, and it's hard to pull out any solid hint of what's going on underneath. Still, we expect the angular source to resemble a baby CTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/cts/) (which itself will grow in size) with a few tugs on the sheetmetal that the ATS can claim as its own.Spy Shots: 2013 Cadillac ATS sheds cladding, gains swirls (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/12/spy-shots-2013-cadillac-ats-sheds-cladding-gains-swirls/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).
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