Cadillac Exec Says ATS Convertible, Wagon Still Possibilities7
When Automotive News asked Vice President of Global Cadillac Bob Ferguson if the ATS will spawn another body style, the Cadillac exec responded “Absolutely.”
So far, Cadillac has rolled out both an ATS Sedan and Coupe, the latter of which will arrive in showrooms this summer. Considering Mark Reuss alluded to the model after admitting it had already been designed back in 2012, the next model in the production pipeline could be the ATS Convertible. Of course, a wagon variant is also a possibility, but considering the lowly sales figures of the CTS Sport Wagon, that idea seems a little more far-fetched.
Ferguson also reminded AN that Cadillac is not looking to match the large number of model variants offered by their German rivals.
“We want to keep our focus on a limited number of vehicles and do them very well,” said Ferguson.
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I am all for an ATS convertabile but defenatly not a wagon. I see the CTS wagon, espessially the CTS-V wagon as a rare future classic, building an ats wagon will destroy that.
An ATS Sedan/Coupe/Convertible and a CTS Sedan/Wagon.
ATS convertable… Dynamite.
What about the diesel rumors? The Duramax 2.5l Turbo Diesel with a manual and all wheel drive. I’d buy one.
“I see the CTS wagon, espessially the CTS-V wagon as a rare future classic, building an ats wagon will destroy that.”
You’re against an ATS wagon because it might harm the closing price a CTS wagon could get at a Barrett Jackson auction 40 years from now?
That’s a terrible excuse to deprive Cadillac of an attractive and compelling product, especially at a time when Cadillac is trying to rebuild their image and clout at home and abroad.
You want goods returns on a rare Cadillac in 40 years? Get an XLR-V.
Not good enough? Get one of the 2,503 STS-V’s.
And how big is the compact wagon segment? Very small. Cadillac has other bigger and better things to focus on then a compact wagon. Maybe in 5 years an ATS wagon would make some sense, but definitely not today.