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We've barely got to know it, and already the 2013 Cadillac ATS is winning awards from just the kind of arbiters that 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), 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 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
o. Domestic Car of the Year - 2013 Ford Focus ST
o. SUV of the Year - 2012 Range Rover Evoque
o. Sports Car of the Year - 2013 Porsche Boxster
o. Debuts of the Year - 2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ
o. Luxury Car of the Year - 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe
o. Hatchback of the Year - 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

Back to the ATS, our own assessment was that the car is perhaps an evolution or a mere engine change away from stealing candy from the BMW 3 Series. For a first real effort in the segment, that's no small achievement. Congratulations, Cadillac. There's a press release below with more info, and you'll find the full article at the link.Continue reading Cadillac nabs Esquire 2012 Car of the Year laurels
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