After lots of under-the-skin updates in 2016 and 2017, we expect the 2018 Cadillac ATS to be a carryover model. There are, however, reports declaring that the ATS might adopt Cadillac’s new naming scheme and end up being the CT4, however this stays unofficial in the meantime.
2018 Cadillac ATS Design
In regards to appearance, we anticipate the ATS to continue the same, as it’ll carry over its sharp and stylish body that integrates aggressiveness and class quite well. Inside, we also expect no modifications, so look for its fully equipped cabin but tight rear seats and trunk to continue.
With it remaining stylistically unchanged, we anticipate to see no modifications in the ATS’ basic features. The base ATS will continue with its basic 17-inch wheels, rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone environment control, six-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and 10-speaker Bose audio system.
2018 Cadillac ATS Engine
We anticipate not a change under the 2018 ATS’ hood. It’ll continue with its basic 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will crank out 272 horse power and 295 pound-feet of torque. This base engine will just include rear-wheel drive, but there will be a six-speed handbook or eight-speed automated transmission available. The optional 3.6-liter V6 will top the non-V range at 335 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. This engine will only couple with the eight-speed auto, but it will have optional all-wheel drive.
The ATS-V will base on its own with a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that will crank out 464 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. This engine will couple with either a six-speed handbook transmission or an eight-speed auto with paddle shifters. All versions of the ATS-V will send power just to the rear wheels.
2018 Cadillac ATS Safety
The latest-generation ATS has actually not gone through full IIHS safety testing, however it did receive a remarkable rating for its optional forward crash mitigation system, which is a part of the Driver Assistance package.
2018 Cadillac ATS Release Date and Price
We anticipate Cadillac to begin producing the 2018 ATS in July with an awaited on-sale date in August. Key competitors for the 2018 ATS will include the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4.
Without any changes in the works, we expect no significant prices shifts for the 2018 ATS. For reference, the 2017 model ranges from $35,590 to $65,890. Recently, Cadillac has actually used fantastic leases and attractive APR offers on the ATS.