By now, it’s no secret that General Motors’ Chinese manufacturing arm, Shanghai-GM, is developing an elongated version of the compact ATS sedan for the Chinese market. The car has been caught testing multiple times in the past, but now thanks to Car News China, we can get a look at the stretched four-door without all that pesky camouflage.
Visually, the ATS-L looks nearly identical to the standard ATS sedan, save for a longer rear door and rear window. The car is about 10 centimeters longer than the standard ATS. All of the extra space goes to rear passenger leg room, as that is where the owner of the car frequently rides in China. Interestingly, even though this model is brand new, it appears to have used Cadillac’s outgoing wreathe emblem in conjunction with the new style grill, rather than the new wreathless-logo.
The ATS-L will be available with the same engines as its standard length counterpart. A 200 horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder engine is available along with a 320 horsepower 3.6-liter V6. The ATS-L, like the standard ATS, will be made in China rather than imported from Michigan like in the past. This is expected to contribute to a reduction in price. The current car ranges from 303, 800 yuan to 438,000 yuan ($49,000 – $70,000) for standard versions. The locally-built ATS-L is expected to start at 270, 000 yuan ($43,000) when it goes on sale later this year.