Locals may have been taken aback when spotting this slice of all-American design on local roads in Australia, but the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V has no plans to make its way down under.
Motor has spy shots of a Cadillac ATS-V test mule snapped in local Australian neighborhoods, and naturally, Holden was contacted to understand the sighting.
“It’s here for ongoing global powertrain calibration work”, Holden spokesperson Sean Poppitt said. “We’re going to be retaining that powertrain calibration engineering department and that’s the exactly the work we’re going to be doing – ongoing global work.”
In laymen’s terms, that means the ATS-V is being quietly engineered further by Holden experts. The brand previously stated it would keep its engineering division following the demise of local manufacturing.
Now, for us Yanks, the real question is what exactly are Holden engineers “honing”? Could the ATS-V be in for a power bump? We don’t know, but we know Holden engineering is certainly up to the task.