• Jan 10th 2010 at 3:07PM
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A previously unseen prototype has been spotted wearing surprisingly light camouflage. Given the visible details at the back of the car, this appears to quite clearly be a Cadillac of some sort, as the vertical taillamps and the horizontal spoiler/high-mounted stop lamp are dead giveaways. The confusion lies with the rest of the car. While Burlapp Cars is speculating that this may be a prototype of the upcoming ATS that will slot in below the CTS, we have our doubts. The styling buck we saw at GM's design center last summer was a notchback two-door, and we would expect a four-door sedan to follow a similar layout.
A more likely scenario is that this is a prototype of a four-door Converj. The Chevrolet Volt-based Converj appeared at last year's Detroit Auto Show as a two-door coupe with a similar profile to this car. The car in the photos appears to offer similar proportions to the Volt.

It's certainly possible that Cadillac has shifted design directions for the ATS to go with this fastback look. It's also possible that Cadillac is developing a five-door hatch based on the ATS for the European market to go up against the Audi A5 Sportback and the Gran Turismo version of the next generation BMW 3 series that was recently spotted testing. Thanks to Ed for the tip!

[Source: Burlapp Cars]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This from someone who doesn't know enough about the brand they're talking about, to know it's C-A-D-I-L-L-A-C.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Roofline is identical to the Buick Regal it was photoshopped with
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd like my Converj in two-door flavor if you don't mind, Caddy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If real, that could be a potential successor of my old Saab. But it must have an economic engine - preferrably a turbo diesel. GM has those on the shelf in Europe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This looks like a Voltalike. It is not pretty in this picture, I sure hope the camouflage is just messing with my mind.
      • 5 Years Ago

      note the lack of passenger-side rear wheel.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And you must be a "wannabe".
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don’t think this is the ATS for two reasons. That trunk is way too short for American tastes, far too close to resembling a hatchback, not a risk the general would take with a car this important. And in the expanded picture, the fender shape, the dash to axle ratio is far too short to be the promised and expected RWD setup. So I’m thinking this is a prototype of a Caddy version of the Edse ...I mean Volt as well
        • 5 Years Ago
        >> That trunk is way too short for American tastes, far too close to resembling a hatchback

        Presumably you mean a hatchback like the Honda Crosstour, the Acura ZDX, the Toyota Venza, the BMW 5-series GT, etc.

        Whether you or I like this body style or not, surely we can all agree on one thing: if these new hatchbacks catch on in the U.S., Cadillac and other American brands will be rushing to bring out their own versions.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well that's a pretty short butt.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This Caddy..assuming that it is the ATS, size-wise it seems to be based (read as "badge-engineered") from the Delta II Chevy Cruze.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm not too crazy about the idea of a small hatchback Cadillac.. I hope it's not the ATS. The Converj can be odd or different. Something that needs to compete with the BMW 3-Series or Audi A4 needs to be a design that doesn't recreate the wheel (in my opinion). I really don't think it should be a mini CTS either..

        Sal Collaziano
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's neither the ATS or the Converj.

      Just someone playing in photoshop with old spy photos.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PHOTOSHOP Job!

      Autoblog do you have the source for the Picture>?
      Read and learn:
      The reasons this picture is fake is:

      1- the rear wheel for the passenger's side is missing.(you can see thru, not even a shadow) You should be able to see the wheel with such short overhang.
      2-the camouflage on the rear (passenger's side) is blurry.
      3- Can NOT be the converj because the Exhaust pipes are exposed. (Remember its supposed to be an electric car)
      4- it can NOT be the ATS since ATS is on Alpha platform which is supposed to be similar to BMW 3 series, which have LONG rear overhangs.

      I think this will do it.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever it is, it looks good!
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