ATS Earns more Hardware at Chicago Auto Show

Recognized as MotorWeek’s 2013 Best of the Year Drivers’ Choice

2013-02-07


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DETROIT – Fresh from being crowned North American Car of the Year, the Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan today received the 2013 “Best of the Year” Drivers’ Choice award by PBS’ MotorWeek, the longest-running automotive program on television. The award was announced and presented at the Chicago Auto Show.

“The Cadillac ATS is simply the most impressive luxury sport sedan ever to wear an American brand name,” said MotorWeek host John Davis.

A group of 15 judges from MotorWeek’s editorial staff chose the ATS from more than 150 cars, trucks, and utilities. The vehicles were judged on performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency and dollar value. Out of 13 lifestyle categories, ATS was also picked “Best Sport Sedan.” 

"The objective of ATS was to challenge the world’s best sport sedans head-to-head, developing a true driver’s car that was nimble, quick and fun,” said Jim Vurpillat, director of marketing, global Cadillac. “That makes this recognition from the experts at Motorweek especially meaningful.”

The list of accolades is growing for the ATS, which was named Car of the Year by Esquire, Autobytel Luxury Car of the Year and Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year, among others.

A compact sport sedan, the ATS is offered in rear- and all-wheel drive versions, with a choice of powerful and efficient four- and six-cylinder engines. It recently received a 5-Star overall crash test rating and received five stars in every category in the New Car Assessment Program run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and advanced technology. More information on Cadillac can be found at media.cadillac.com.

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The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan is a new expression of Cadillac’s Art & Science philosophy, built on a foundation of quick, nimble fun-to-drive dynamics and mass efficiency. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, the ATS expands Cadillac’s portfolio into a crucial global segment and creates an entry into the Cadillac brand for a new group of luxury consumers.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan is a new expression of Cadillac’s Art & Science philosophy, built on a foundation of quick, nimble fun-to-drive dynamics and mass efficiency. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, the ATS expands Cadillac’s portfolio into a crucial global segment and creates an entry into the Cadillac brand for a new group of luxury consumers.

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