Cadillac is going to keep things classy with its upcoming ATS. The top will stay on, which means the lineup will lose the planned convertible version but retain the sedan and coupe.

What's the motivation for the drop-top rejection? Volume projections. Cadillac doesn't see enough convertible fans stepping up with cash to support the production of an ATS convertible.

The sedan is still on track to arrive in dealerships during the summer of 2012. Rumor has it that the coupe is slated to arrive a few years later as a 2015 model. Regardless, we're eagerly awaiting word on what the V versions will pack under their hoods.


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      th0mb0ne
      • 3 Years Ago
      hope they replace it with a wagon.
      You guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      ATS Coupe!? Yes, Please.
      narcszm
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's OK. At least can presume, then, that it was at least designed to be a rigid chassis even without the top.
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would have been cool to see a vert, but this was a smart decision. See how ATS sales pan out first, then worry about expanding the lineup.
      Tuga
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why the 2 year wait for the Coupe?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tuga
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      mike999
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would like to see a nice 'vert model, but they are right, I probably wouldn't buy one.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Tuga
        • 3 Years Ago
        What is it with you and all these cars that blow up? Are the streets where you live littered with the fiery wrecks of non-Asian cars?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tuga
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          Tuga
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tuga
          @Fried_Rice I've had the dipleasure of reading what i can only imagine is the exact same explanation ( word for word ) before on one of your many, many trolling rants. It's also probably copied somewhere on your computer so that you can just paste it on as you see fit. Which i think is kinda awesome, in a twisted kind of way. It shows dedication to your trolling, at a level that is rare these days. So, congratulations, i guess...?
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        Man, you're a dumb troll.
        diablo000
        • 3 Years Ago
        This guy is the poster boy of trolls. Always bad mouthing the domestic manufacturers and saying that there could never be and never has been anything bad about the Asian market vehicles. Hey, guess what guy? All cars have flaws, and in recent years the US manufacturers have had higher quality vehicles than their competitors.
        budwsr25
        • 3 Years Ago
        There is no way Hyundai should be compared to any lux brand.
          The Other Bob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @budwsr25
          Fried_Rice Ever learn manners? jerk.
          carfan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @budwsr25
          budws25...why don't you leave this rice guy alone...don't you see he's not normal?!
          • 3 Years Ago
          @budwsr25
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          carfan
          • 3 Years Ago
          you're downvoted because of only one reason ...your an idiot stupidass moron, that's why!
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        ss1591
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your friends must treat all of their cars like crap to have all of these problems! The problem with your posts are simple you just make this stuff up and no one believes anything you write. You have the lowest ratings on this site so why bother writing this trash no one seems to be interested. It is also interesting that every American car that your friends drive not only falls apart but their Dealers stand by and do nothing to help them even if this is how New Car Dealers make a living on warranty claims. You also say that the things you write are facts, give us the Vin numbers so I can run a car fax on them, but we all know that all of your writings are BS!
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          Tuga
          • 3 Years Ago
          The_Penguin doesn't know that " jamais " means never or never again. The_Penguin also seems to have a problem with caps lock.
          • 3 Years Ago
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        brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        And you know this because you're clairvoyant?
      Rollk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just to clarify - if the ATS is taking on the 3-series & C-class, what's the CTS going against? It's not a 5-series/E-class fighter... It seems like cannibalization, especially considering the CTS' interior isn't anything to write home about, and the ATS' is bound to be more modern and refined
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rollk
        1- The CTS's interior is gorgeous. 2- The next CTS will be bigger, and fullfledged 5 series/ E class fighter.
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        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        The XLR wasn't lackluster. It was quite a looker.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        No C-class convertible? http://www.insideline.com/mercedes-benz/c-class/2011/2011-mercedes-benz-c-class-cabriolet-is-a-go.html
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish you would just show thw damn car without the camo. GM doesn't keep nothing secret this long. Plus this car is nothing special so show it already!
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Nothing special? It's pretty much the key to the future of Cadillac, so it had better stand out to compete with the likes of BMW, MB, and Audi.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
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          Adrian
          • 3 Years Ago
          No there aren't. Those are simply drawings and CTS-bodied test mules. I'll wait to make a styling projection until it hits the autoshow floor.
          centexvic
          • 3 Years Ago
          Adrian, you do know GM has released a teaser pic- and it looks just like the outline of this test mule? Go to any of caddy forums, it is there.
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, that's a dumb bean-counter move - BMW sells all the 1 and 3-Series convertibles they can build - and they're not exactly cheap. If GM wants Cadillac wants to compete with the big boys, they're going to have to take some risks.
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        This company made a wagon from the CTS and you say they aren't taking risks? Come on.
          diablo000
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rotation
          But it is arguably a damn sexy wagon. They hit one out of the park in that case IMO.
        EvilTollMan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        Was going to say something like this but brian got to it first :)
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