Cadillac To Offer Stretched ATS-L In China5
The imported Cadillac ATS faces stiff competition in one of the brands most crucial markets, China. Seeing as rear leg room matters more than anything else for car buyers in China, the ATS is having a tough go of it trying to compete with the stretched Audi A4L, BMW 3Li and Volvo S60L, all of which are built locally. That is why when construction of Cadillac’s Chinese plant is complete, the ATS will be offered in long wheelbase form, according to Car News China.
The stretched ATS, to be called ATS-L, will be manufactured by GM’s Chinese joint venture, Shanghai-GM. The ATS-L will be extended 10 centimeters compared to the stout and sporty US variant, bringing the wheelbase to a length of 2875mm.
Currently only imported with the 2.0 liter turbo engine, the locally built ATS-L will be offered with either the 200 horsepower, 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine or 320 horsepower V6. As expected, pricing of the ATS will drop once local production commences, with the ATS-L starting at 275,000 yuan (US $45,469).
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It would be great to have a Version for the US.
That back door should have been a lil longer from the beginning. Slightly stretch back doors not only makes more space, it makes most cars look way better…hint,hint.
At first I was like “just buy a CTS instead!” But it makes sense with all that competition.
Cadillac needs to cut some trunk space in the ATS and add it to the backseat. An inch or two would go a long ways (pun intended). . .
As I understand it, the Chinese put a heavy value on the size of the backseat, as it is where the owner will sit as they are driven about.
It behooves GM to deliver an ATS-L to them.
Yes in China the back seat is where the owner rides. This is why they do this.
Now as for having it here use care on what you wish for. Many people wanted a longer Trailblazer and when we got it we found while practical it did nothing for the looks. Also it adds weight to a small car that is to get more MPG in the line.
You want a bigger back seat buy a CTS or XTS.