Cadillac may build roadster from ATS platform

2013 Cadillac ATS High Resolution Exterior
- image 433045

Cadillac, much like Volvo and Buick, is in dire need of revamping its lineup to appeal to a younger generation. They’ve already come a long way with their CTS-V models speeding through the hearts of auto enthusiasts (even in wagon form), but if the grapevine is to be believed, the American luxury brand is thinking about offering a new roadster built off of the recently unveiled ATS’ platform.

The new ATS Roadster was previously thought to be offered in an ATS-V variant in 2015, but new rumors are stating that this new model will be a two-seater roadster ready to take on models like the Mercedes-Benz SLK. This new roadster will be built on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the ATS and will most likely share the same engine lineup: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 HP, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 HP, and a 3.6-liter V6 with 318 HP. These options will allow the roadster ATS to be a bit more powerful than the SLK350 that delivers a total of 302 HP.

More details about the new ATS-based Roadster will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


Source: Straightline

What do you think?
Show Comments


  (434) posted on 05.15.2012

This roadster should better be flashy as to be widely accepted by the current generation of youth.

  (427) posted on 04.19.2012

They should pursue this notion if they want to appeal to the people of the younger generation.

  (306) posted on 03.28.2012

Basing an automotive from the ATS platform will be a big hit among the youngsters. Cadillac should not discontinue this notion.

  (530) posted on 03.6.2012

I’m of a younger generation, and I think they should conceptualize more. I like Cadillac; I’d be delighted if they produced an automotive directly marketed to the youth.

  (442) posted on 01.19.2012

Is that possible? Or how would that car will turn out? Well, as of now, I am excited about that. I am hoping for Cadillac to be successful with this one.

  (595) posted on 01.18.2012

I am too excited for this. I am impressed with the powerful engine performance of this car-to-be. On the other hand, I love the exquisite body paint of this Cardillac.

  (384) posted on 01.16.2012

When it comes to body paint, color red loves me most because for me, it so awesome and a very striking color. I like the style of the wheels, feels like it can give more speed at a time. The platform is well-designed.

  (242) posted on 01.16.2012

I the coming weeks? Well, when will that be? I am so excited for the future news about the plan. Imagine a Roaster from an ATS-V car, well that is going to be cool!

  (333) posted on 01.13.2012

That is a good thing to hear. Cardillac is really concerned about the taste of the younger generation, obviously because they are the people to buys new cars. I am so excited to find out how it looks.

Car Finder: