2013 Cadillac ATS Priced from $35,195


The all-new, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac ATS compact luxury sport sedan, with a fuel-efficient 2.5-litre engine and next-generation six-speed transmission, will be priced from $35,195, plus destination charges.

Highway fuel consumption is rated at 6.0L/100km.

Topping the engine range is a 3.6-litre V6 rated at 321 hp starting from $43,935 plus destination. The 3.6-litre model comes equipped with an automatic transmission and standard content that includes CUE (Cadillac User Experience infotainment system), leather eight-way power seats with memory, adaptive start and more. All-wheel drive is available.

A full breakdown of pricing and availability of packages and options will be provided later this summer.

The addition of advanced materials has reduced curb weight on the 2.5-litre model to 1,503 kg (3,315 lbs), making it one of the lightest vehicles in the Canadian compact luxury segment that includes BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.

Cadillac’s new CUE user interface, standard on most ATS models, offers the first automotive use of capacitive touch to create an intuitive, modern way for drivers to interact with the car.

This technology, used for most smartphones and tablet computers, uses electrodes to sense the conductive properties of objects, such as a finger.