Cadillac is hard at work on keeping its ATS competitive with its German rivals. Spy photographers in Michigan have just caught the Cadillac ATS coupe out testing again, and this time it’s been joined by a revised version of the ATS sedan.
Unfortunately, this ATS Coupe prototype doesn’t reveal much more than the last mule we caught, but at least the pictures are of higher quality. Identically camouflaged to the last ATS Coupe we caught out and about in Michigan, the ATS Coupe promises to be just as striking – if not as edgy – as the CTS Coupe. The ATS Coupe’s front end looks much the same as the sedan, but it sports longer doors, and a sharp-looking fastback roof that leads into an integrated V-shaped spoiler at the edge of the trunk.
As we previously reported, the ATS Coupe will likely be powered by the 2.0-liter 272-hp turbo-4, with the 321-hp 3.6-liter V-6 available as an option. There will almost certainly also be a high-powered ATS-V Coupe version as well.
The four-door ATS spotted with the coupe is surprisingly much more intriguing. Although Cadillac unveiled the ATS sedan just last year, it appears it’s already working on a facelift for the four-door. Among the notable features hiding behind the camouflage is a revised grille. Whereas the current ATS’ grille features an egg crate-like look, the new grille appears similar to the revised 2014 XTS sedan’s nose, with two horizontal character lines streaking across the slatted grille surface.
Cadillac has done some work on the ATS sedan’s rear end, too. For starters, the rear bumper looks rounder and the dual exhaust pipes appear to have new eye-catching design work.
Given that the XTS is only a model year old and has already received a new grille, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the visual tweaks on the ATS sedan by next year. Finally, we predict the ATS coupe to follow in the footsteps of the out-going CTS Coupe with a public debut at the 2013 L.A. auto show.
Source: KGP Photography