: ATS changes for 2014 MY



Hoosier Daddy
04-14-13, 11:14 AM
Edit: more details here:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-ats-general-discussion-forum/287768-2014-ats-features-equipment.html#post3290927

The following is from: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f15/meet-your-2014-cadillac-lineup-117709/

Deletions



Exterior color (GBE) Crystal Red Tintcoat
Exterior color (GLH) Thunder Gray ChromaFlair
Exterior color (GWS) Glacier Blue Metallic
Exterior color (GWV) Summer Gold Metallic
(PCJ) Sun and Sound Package
(RAO) Audio system, AM/FM stereo, dual USB ports, SD card slot and auxiliary audio port
(ITF) Interface Auxiliary Device Connectivity
(TSQ) Lighting accent, LED spotlights in doors and overhead console
(UY4) Navigation system
(Y64) CUE Infotainment System
NOTE: (RAO), (ITF), (UY4) and (Y64) replaced by (IO3), (IO5) and (IO6)


New Features



Exterior color (G7E) Red Obsession Tintcoat - available at extra charge
Exterior color (G7Q) Phantom Gray Metallic
Exterior color G7U Majestic Plum Metallic - available at extra charge
110V standard plug power receptacle, located in the rear of the front center console, added to the (Y26) CUE and Navigation Package
IntelliBeam headlamp high beam auto control added to the (Y65) Driver Awareness Package and (Y66) Driver Assist Package
(VEB) Pedal cover set, LPO
(RJP) 225/35ZR19 front and 225/30ZR19 rear, Y-rated, summer performance tires, LPO
(5XW) 19" ultra-bright machined finish aluminum wheels with silver premium painted pockets, LPO
(5XY) 19" Manoogian premium painted aluminum wheels, LPO
(5XZ) 19" gloss Black premium painted aluminum wheels, LPO
(VNI) Black chrome rear trim, LPO
(5XR) Sport grille, Black chrome, LPO



Changes



Inside rearview mirror now frameless
Thicker sport steering wheel included with all (KB7) Magnesium steering wheel paddle shift control equipped vehicles
PEG lineup change.


The only thing I see that I like better for 2014 is the addition of Intellibeam. Would be nice on the 1 day (or less) per year I drive at night outside the city. When I saw the Plum color I thought that might be nice but they have a picture of a wagon in that article and it seems to be a very light color like the discontinued Glacial Blue and wouldn’t be something I wanted. A dark purple, though or a dark green would have been great along with some non metallic paints other than black.

I never even heard of (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package which was deleted.

Avery323
04-14-13, 12:12 PM
I like the additions of black chrome trim and grill, and black aluminum 19'' rims. Can't wait to see pics.

bungee91
04-14-13, 12:45 PM
I don't understand these 4 deletions
(RAO) Audio system, AM/FM stereo, dual USB ports, SD card slot and auxiliary audio port
(ITF) Interface Auxiliary Device Connectivity
(UY4) Navigation system
(Y64) CUE Infotainment System

Maybe they become standard?.. No idea.

jeffc83
04-14-13, 12:50 PM
They also deleted LED lighting? Shame, it was a classy touch too. I'm pleased to see intellibeam though...

rustybear3
04-14-13, 01:24 PM
How many would pony up extra cash to have intellibeam retro fited to their 2013ATS....if that's possible?

Hoosier Daddy
04-14-13, 02:49 PM
I don't understand these 4 deletions
(RAO) Audio system, AM/FM stereo, dual USB ports, SD card slot and auxiliary audio port
(ITF) Interface Auxiliary Device Connectivity
(UY4) Navigation system
(Y64) CUE Infotainment System

Maybe they become standard?.. No idea.
It says most or all of those were given new RPOs. The names live on, they just have a different internal code.

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How many would pony up extra cash to have intellibeam retro fited to their 2013ATS....if that's possible?
Until someone can see how it ties into the rest of the car, its will just be speculation. I've seen more complex features on other cars be easy to retrofit and ones that would seem trivial be virtually impossible. The fact that the 2013s were supposed to have Intellibeam helps the odds. I'd retrofit it if cheap enough just to get rid of the addendum to the 2013 owner's manual saying the feature was dropped. LoL

Chuck C
04-14-13, 04:14 PM
From: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f15/meet-your-2014-cadillac-lineup-117709/



The only thing I see that I like better for 2014 is the addition of Intellibeam. Would be nice on the 1 day (or less) per year I drive at night outside the city. When I saw the Plum color I thought that might be nice but they have a picture of a wagon in that article and it seems to be a very light color like the discontinued Glacial Blue and wouldn’t be something I wanted. A dark purple, though or a dark green would have been great along with some non metallic paints other than black.

I never even heard of (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package which was deleted.

Actually, I think those are prior year stock photos. I'm betting the majestic plum will be a dark color.

2alpha
04-14-13, 04:35 PM
I like the additions of black chrome trim and grill, and black aluminum 19'' rims. Can't wait to see pics.

Found this on in the same thread, these accessories might be the ones that become options on 2014 ATS. You can see pics of 19 inch and black chrome grill.

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f15/meet-your-2014-cadillac-lineup-117709/index2.html
The accessories document is an attachement in post 25, seems like a GM Internal document.


Just picked up my 3.6 Performance this week, and to me the thicker steering wheel is what I feel I will miss most :)

Fraggy
04-14-13, 06:39 PM
A thicker steering wheel would be perfect. I may have to get one for Christmas :)

maxima10
04-14-13, 08:04 PM
Interesting. Thanks for sharing

ddawson
04-15-13, 10:37 AM
Are cool ventilated seats going to be available?

rustybear3
04-15-13, 01:20 PM
Are cool ventilated seats going to be available?

apparently not...at least it's not listed in the update section.

ddawson
04-15-13, 04:01 PM
If that's the case,ATS is not an option. CTS here I come.

investor74
04-15-13, 05:07 PM
Hard to decipher, but it looks like the only radio is CUE with NAV. Deleted RAO (base radio?) Y64 CUE only and UY4 NAV. Kept Y26 CUE and NAV package. Makes sense.

Fraggy
04-15-13, 05:51 PM
If that's the case,ATS is not an option. CTS here I come.

It's funny how we all buy cars for different reasons, LOL

Hoosier Daddy
04-15-13, 06:24 PM
Hard to decipher, but it looks like the only radio is CUE with NAV. Deleted RAO (base radio?)
It says RAO has been replaced by IO3.

grasshopper
04-15-13, 08:24 PM
(RJP) 225/35ZR19 front and 225/30ZR19 rear, Y-rated, summer performance tires, LPO

That has to be a typo. Overall wheel/tire diameter in the back is...smaller???!!!

Dave3283
04-16-13, 11:02 AM
(RJP) 225/35ZR19 front and 225/30ZR19 rear, Y-rated, summer performance tires, LPO

That has to be a typo. Overall wheel/tire diameter in the back is...smaller???!!!

Those 19's will ride like a tank.

mikesul
04-16-13, 12:09 PM
Those tire sizes will not work well with traction control. If the rears rotate faster than the fronts the TC will assume tire slippage.

Hoosier Daddy
04-16-13, 12:32 PM
Those tire sizes will not work well with traction control. If the rears rotate faster than the fronts the TC will assume tire slippage.
Grasshopper is right. It has to be a misprint.

Fraggy
04-17-13, 01:50 AM
Grasshopper is right. It has to be a misprint.

It is. On the caddy site it even lists the premium with 225s in the rear, way wrong.

Eric Grant
04-17-13, 01:22 PM
Well I guess this MY2014 info explains why Crystal Red and Thunder Gray are no longer shown on the ATS "Build Your Own" color selection web page. And on another topic, I recall reading, when the ATS was introduced, that factory installed wheels would be limited to 18 inches in the interest of weight savings and handling/ride characteristics. Now it looks as though 19" wheels will be available from the factory? Stylistically, I have felt that the ATS has looked a little "under-tired" even with the 18" wheels, but I hope that the larger wheels won't compromise the ATS's excellent dynamics.

Eric Grant
04-17-13, 05:40 PM
Well I guess this MY2014 info explains why Crystal Red and Thunder Gray are no longer shown on the ATS "Build Your Own" color selection web page. And on another topic, I recall reading, when the ATS was introduced, that factory installed wheels would be limited to 18 inches in the interest of weight savings and handling/ride characteristics. Now it looks as though 19" wheels will be available from the factory? Stylistically, I have felt that the ATS has looked a little "under-tired" even with the 18" wheels, but I hope that the larger wheels won't compromise the ATS's excellent dynamics.

OOPs. Sorry, I'm still a rookie here. Now I see that all the 19" wheel options (in the OP) are listed with an "LPO" tag. I assume that means limited availability of some sort? Perhaps a dealer installed option? So probably the 18" wheels (along with the 17's) are still the mainstream wheel offerings?

Hoosier Daddy
04-17-13, 06:31 PM
OOPs. Sorry, I'm still a rookie here. Now I see that all the 19" wheel options (in the OP) are listed with an "LPO" tag. I assume that means limited availability of some sort? Perhaps a dealer installed option? So probably the 18" wheels (along with the 17's) are still the mainstream wheel offerings?
LPO stands for Limited Promotional Offering. Usually that means dealer installed.

Eric Grant
04-18-13, 11:35 AM
They also deleted LED lighting? Shame, it was a classy touch too. I'm pleased to see intellibeam though...

I was curious about this too. This post seems to shed a little light on what the TSQ package really is. See item #13 in this post:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-ats-general-discussion-forum/269124-ambient-lighting-ats.html

My reading of the above post suggests to me that the TSQ package refers to interior accent lighting and not to the exterior LED accents that are so cool looking. Also the TSQ package is apparently standard on all 2013 ATS trim levels. This would also exclude the exterior LED accents which we know are not included on the base level ATS. Still unclear is exactly what dropping TSQ really means. Perhaps the designation was dropped because it is standard on all trim levels? Or perhaps they are slightly changing the interior lighting?

jeffc83
04-18-13, 12:23 PM
I was curious about this too. This post seems to shed a little light on what the TSQ package really is. See item #13 in this post:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-ats-general-discussion-forum/269124-ambient-lighting-ats.html

My reading of the above post suggests to me that the TSQ package refers to interior accent lighting and not to the exterior LED accents that are so cool looking. Also the TSQ package is apparently standard on all 2013 ATS trim levels. This would also exclude the exterior LED accents which we know are not included on the base level ATS. Still unclear is exactly what dropping TSQ really means. Perhaps the designation was dropped because it is standard on all trim levels? Or perhaps they are slightly changing the interior lighting?

Good question...guess we'll have to wait and see! I'm hoping they're making the exterior LEDs standard and are just changing the interior lighting. They dropped the foot well lighting on the current gen CTS, which doesn't sound too promising.

bdwalters
04-18-13, 02:41 PM
Where is the 8-speed auto? Damn! Are they going to make we wait another year? I guess the Aisin transmissions are too expensive and they are waiting for the GM-sourced one after all? I can't believe they got rid of the Crystal Red. That's the color they used in nearly all of the ads. Not to mention, it's by far my favorite color!

Bullsweet
04-19-13, 10:12 AM
Where is the 8-speed auto? Damn! Are they going to make we wait another year? I guess the Aisin transmissions are too expensive and they are waiting for the GM-sourced one after all? I can't believe they got rid of the Crystal Red. That's the color they used in nearly all of the ads. Not to mention, it's by far my favorite color!

I'm slightly surprised also. My car is black and while it gets a lot of second looks, the Crystal Red loaner I drove got more looks (and it was a base model). Almost made me reconsider my choice but I have driven enough cars in that color family.

Eric Grant
04-19-13, 02:09 PM
Crystal Red has been around for a long time, albeit only a year on the ATS. Maybe Cadillac decided it was time to retire it. It was starting to seem pretty overused in all the Cadillac promotional materials (IMO).

bdwalters
04-19-13, 11:24 PM
I agree that the red was probably overused in the ads.

Has anybody seen the new red in person? The rep at the Austin auto show said it had a lot of orange in it, which I'm not sure I would like.

Chuck C
04-20-13, 06:06 PM
Crystal Red has been around for a long time, albeit only a year on the ATS. Maybe Cadillac decided it was time to retire it. It was starting to seem pretty overused in all the Cadillac promotional materials (IMO).

I think they had a paint supplier issue.

BEarle
04-20-13, 07:09 PM
This is pisses me off about car companies today, when they come out with a new car they change things the next year. I mean they it be out for at least 2 years before updating stuff.

Hoosier Daddy
04-20-13, 09:20 PM
More details here:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-ats-general-discussion-forum/287768-2014-ats-features-equipment.html#post3290927

GTPprix
04-21-13, 09:49 AM
Until someone can see how it ties into the rest of the car, its will just be speculation. I've seen more complex features on other cars be easy to retrofit and ones that would seem trivial be virtually impossible. The fact that the 2013s were supposed to have Intellibeam helps the odds. I'd retrofit it if cheap enough just to get rid of the addendum to the 2013 owner's manual saying the feature was dropped. LoL

I've done it on my xts. If there is someone local with an ats I could try it ;)

Hoosier Daddy
04-21-13, 10:13 AM
I've done it on my xts. If there is someone local with an ats I could try it ;)
If I wasn't almost 2,000 miles away, I'd take you up on it. Any chance you could post how you added Intellibeam to your XTS?

GTPprix
04-21-13, 12:46 PM
I own a company that does custom software for GM vehicles :)

Hoosier Daddy
04-21-13, 01:16 PM
If I wasn't almost 2,000 miles away, I'd take you up on it. Any chance you could post how you added Intellibeam to your XTS?


I own a company that does custom software for GM vehicles :)
Okay. That doesn't answer the question of how to do it but raises others. Are you saying you added Intellibeam to XTSs with just software? And is your interest/intent to devise DIY instructions for 2013 ATS owners or to sell a solution to ATS owners? If the latter, what do you charge XTS owners?

GTPprix
04-21-13, 02:47 PM
Okay. That doesn't answer the question of how to do it but raises others. Are you saying you added Intellibeam to XTSs with just software? And is your interest/intent to devise DIY instructions for 2013 ATS owners or to sell a solution to ATS owners? If the latter, what do you charge XTS owners?

Yes custom software in the application of the XTS. I'd like to see if it works on the ATS as well however I do not currently sell this upgrade (I just finished it last week). I'll try and get a video of it working up its pretty cool!

Hoosier Daddy
04-21-13, 02:59 PM
Yes custom software in the application of the XTS. I'd like to see if it works on the ATS as well however I do not currently sell this upgrade (I just finished it last week). I'll try and get a video of it working up its pretty cool!
Will be watching for it.

If you weren't already planning to, can I suggest posting it in a new thread. Interested parties might not open this one or return to it.

GTPprix
04-21-13, 03:43 PM
Will be watching for it.

If you weren't already planning to, can I suggest posting it in a new thread. Interested parties might not open this one or return to it.

Well I'm not a sponsor so I don't want to push it. If someone else wants to post however :)

Hoosier Daddy
05-30-13, 06:48 PM
I found a configurator with 2014 colors. The new gray is very dark. The new red not much different, a bit less toward purple. Here is what a 2014 ATS in Majestic Plumb should look like although the color chip I saw at a dealer back in April looked darker and grayer to me:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/8895165765_05039cc8b9_o.png (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31881823@N06/8895165765/)
Majestic Plumb ATS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31881823@N06/8895165765/) by Hoosier Daddy (http://www.flickr.com/people/31881823@N06/), on Flickr

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I posted some info from another site in another thread that indicated HIDs would be available on Luxury models. The 2014 Printbooks are out and unfortunately there is NO option of HIDs (or LED accent lights) for the Luxury Collection.

Chuck C
05-30-13, 09:20 PM
I found a configurator with 2014 colors. The new gray is very dark.

I wonder if it's the same gray featured on the 2014 CTS that recently debuted. I betcha it is.

M5eater
07-01-13, 09:32 AM
this is what the framless mirror looks like. It looks fantastic.

http://gmauthority.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2013-Chevy-Camaro-Frameless-Mirror-2.jpg

compared to the old and busted;

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/03-08-CADILLAC-CTS-DTS-STS-REAR-VIEW-REARVIEW-MIRROR-COMPASS-TEMPERATURE-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqYOKkYE6kKgi9stBP(r5jQmhw~~60_35.JPG

I'm hoping the rainsense switchover will be easy to this new mirror. I want it. Baddly.

I'm also curious about the steering wheel. Thicker? Are the paddle shift wheels in the premium thicker than the performance? This is the only reference I could think of when there might be a difference between the two paddle wheels.

HeatherR
07-01-13, 11:09 AM
New mirror is very nice. The new wheel is thick, but I'd have to do a direct comparison to the old? I like it. I don't have the paddle shifters (I have a manual trans). I was torn between black diamond and blue-went with the blue and am very happy!

Peyton
07-01-13, 01:55 PM
Lighting accent, LED spotlights in doors and overhead console...

This makes me happy to have the 2013.

Things this car needs (some as options)...
1) a/c seats
2) Rear heated seats
3) 8 speed automatic
4) some sort of clear coat on the center stack to cut down on fingerprints...
5) faster CUE processor (I am satisfied with it but could be faster)
6) better exhaust note. I have the 3.6 and its not throaty, its kinda tinny.

Why we would go away from LEDs I have no clue, especially since the SRX CTS and XTS have all kinds of accent lighting.


And I don't like the frameless mirror because those buttons are glowing in my eyes every time I look back to check traffic. I like the design but keep the buttons where they are now (by the sunroof switches)

M5eater does your rear view mirror look like the second image you posted? My parents old 2001 suburban have that... but my ATS doesn't.

M5eater
07-01-13, 06:54 PM
it's not the exact same, no, there are no onstart lights.

I'm thinking the mirror in the ATS will similarly, have the onstart buttons integrated into the overhead console, so all you'll get is mirror.

pissedoffwookiee
07-05-13, 09:27 PM
frameless mirror comes in standard and auto dimming no onstar buttons

cue is updated, software version 21341811 - nav / 23141813 - non nav

climate app in cue now has on screen temp controls

onstar nav app is called 'onstar nav' and its compass works

new options for CUE's voice response, and voice prompts

updated DIC, new graphics for TPS and sport/snow mode and new selectable item 'maintenance due'

new vehicle speed display option for center screen in DIC

sport mode/snow mode now persistant

hopefully this bodes well for an update soon for us beta testers of 9 month old or newer 2013 ATS', fingers crossed