Cadillac is getting ready to launch into a segment of the automotive market that's already rife with serious competition. The upcoming Cadillac ATS will do battle with the likes of the Acura TL, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, among others. Simply put, it will need to be a very good car to gain the attention of those who shop in this segment.

To that end, General Motors appears to be doing an awful lot of evaluation testing with the ATS, making it that much easier for our spy photographers to catch the company's engineers testing the camo-clad prototype seen above. This particular brand of shape-masking is quite effective, and it's hard to pull out any solid hint of what's going on underneath. Still, we expect the angular source to resemble a baby CTS (which itself will grow in size) with a few tugs on the sheetmetal that the ATS can claim as its own.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope that GM hits a homme run on this one. I really want one of our once great American luxury makers to shine again. GM has a lot of potential for this car. It could be the ultimate 3 series/G37 killer if done right. From what I can tell from the pictures it may end up looking very good. I am considering the ATS-V to replace my Magnum SRT8, as well as the RS5, next gen M3, Cayman R, C63 AMG, and IS-F.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like someones going around upvoting Fried Rice and Laser.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Probably themselves. Don't worry, they are well in the negatives now
      drant22
      • 3 Years Ago
      Judging by the front brakes, wheels and position of the pipes, that looks like a sport package or a V series...
      RocketRed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Locomotive-snout again. Those pedestrian safety rules are really a plague on car design now. I'd rather have the 5-mph bumpers again, almost.
      Musclecarinthesis777
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks like it can seriously do damage to it competition. Hopefully they will release the ATS-V in 2014.
      Justin Chavarria
      • 3 Years Ago
      if it competes with the 3-series performance wise I'm going to seriously consider buying this car
      Angel Ayllon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to see cadillac adding more to the table.
      Justin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great Renderings http://www.atsforums.com/forums/showthread.php?2506-Monaro-s-Cadillac-ATS-coupe-sedan-wagon-ATS-V-renders.-Confirmed-to-be-accurate
        Blakkar
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin
        Thanks for sharing the renders. They look absolutely great. Although only time will tell if they are, in fact, accurate.
          Justin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Blakkar
          We can only hope it looks this nice...
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin
        OMG those renderings are awsome...I can't think of the right words, except... awsome. I really hope they are officially confirmed to be accurate; this Caddilac will kick the asians back to their riksha days and the Germans back to the drawing v boards. Fantastic! Thanks Justin, this made my evening!
          Justin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carfan
          I know man, i about lost it, although i think the artist had there way with the wagon... They are absolutely stunning...
      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      Release an ATS-V Coupe or Wagon and I'll consider buying a Caddie.
      kparker12
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe no one's commented on the exhaust. The pipes are placed more inward and the tips are huge. Looks awesome. I'm really excited for this car and believe having a 3 series fighter is a huge step to becomeing a true luxury mark. My favorite view of the back end: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/spy-shots-2013-cadillac-ats/med/#photo-4436396 Porpotions are good. It's got a nice low and wide stance.
      Blakkar
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a bit of a shame that the CTS is growing in size. It seemed to be exactly the right size, an iconoclast, if you will. Slightly bigger than the 3-series/C-class, and slightly smaller than a 5-series/E-class. Funny how the STS would have been in that in-between size between the 5sereis/E-Class and the -series/S-class. I just hope the next CTS-V remains as much a butt-kicker as the current car. That said I'll get an ATS-V.
        Autoblogist
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Blakkar
        The CTS is in between for a reason, that was to grab 3 and 5 series buyers in the beginning, but with success, they have to get more serious about competing, by offering a wider range of products. Killing two birds with one stone won't cut with other luxury makers having purely style basde cars like the CLS and A7 that create more sales just by adding another model, not by necessarily meeting a need.
      Eastaboga
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cruising Europe on a Michigan Manufacturer's Plate, nice! Is this down the road from the the 'Ring?
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