: Cadillac News: Cadillac nabs Esquire 2012 Car of the Year laurels

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We've barely got to know it, and already the 2013 Cadillac ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/ats) is winning awards from just the kind of arbiters that Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac) has been trying to win the attentions of. Calling the ATS "perhaps the single most important thing Detroit has built in years" (sorry, Chevrolet Volt (http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/volt)), and effusing that the "base ATS is $33,990, but from the right angle, the body creases and brightwork touches make it seem worth ten grand more," Esquire magazine has named the entry-level luxury sport sedan its Car of the Year. It now wears the same tiara that has adorned the Audi A7 (http://www.autoblog.com/audi/a7) for the past year.

On the sidelines, other accolades Esquire handed out were:

o. Innovator of the Year - Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of Tesla (http://www.autoblog.com/tesla)
o. Domestic Car of the Year - 2013 Ford Focus ST (http://www.autoblog.com/ford/focus+st)
o. SUV of the Year - 2012 Range Rover Evoque (http://www.autoblog.com/land+rover/evoque)
o. Sports Car of the Year - 2013 Porsche Boxster (http://www.autoblog.com/porsche/boxster)
o. Debuts of the Year - 2013 Scion FR-S (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/fr-s) and Subaru BRZ (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/brz)
o. Luxury Car of the Year - 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/6+series+gran+coupe/)
o. Hatchback of the Year - 2012 Volkswagen Golf R (http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/golf+r)

Back to the ATS, our own assessment (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/23/2013-cadillac-ats-first-drive-review-video/) was that the car is perhaps an evolution or a mere engine change away from stealing candy from the BMW 3 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/3+series). For a first real effort in the segment, that's no small achievement. Congratulations, Cadillac. There's a press release below (http://www.cadillacforums.com/2012/09/11/cadillac-nabs-esquire-2012-car-of-the-year-laurels/#continued) with more info, and you'll find the full article at the link.Continue reading Cadillac nabs Esquire 2012 Car of the Year laurels (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/12/cadillac-nabs-esquire-2012-car-of-the-year-laurels/)
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