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The Cadillac ATS Is Officially Discontinued

The Cadillac ATS Is Officially Discontinued

The last Cadillac ATS Coupe has been built at the Lansing Grand River production facility, officially marking the termination of the Cadillac ATS line. Whereas the Cadillac ATS Sedan officially ended production in 2018, the Coupe model lasted until this year.

The final ATS Sedan produced was tagged with order number WBVFZK and a VIN ending in J0185841. Its exterior was covered in G7E “Caught Red Handed” paint. Meanwhile, the final ATS Coupe produced was for the 2019 model year and featured order number WPZPNC and a VIN ending in K0131548. The final ATS Coupe was finished in Silver Ice Metallic.

The Cadillac ATS was first introduced for the 2013 model year as Cadillac’s first targeted entry into the hugely-popular D-Segment defined by the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Built on the Cadillac Alpha platform, both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations were available. Cadillac introduced the two-door coupe body style for the 2015 model year.

The ATS Sedan was offered with four engine choices: an atmosphere 2.5L LCV inline four-cylinder gasoline engine that produced 202 horsepower was the base offering. Slotting above it was a turbocharged 2.0L LTG inline four-cylinder engine producing 272 horsepower, followed by a naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LFX, which produced 321 horsepower. The twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 served as the range-topping engine in the ATS-V, making 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Later on in the model’s lifecycle, Cadillac dropped the 2.5L LCV from the line, making the turbo-charged 2.0L LTG the base engine. Meanwhile, the atmospheric LFX was replaced by its next-generation successor, the LGX, of the same displacement.

The ATS Coupe, meanwhile, was offered with the same engines, except for the base 2.5 LCV.

The Cadillac ATS was initially equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard, but the six-speed was later replaced with an eight-speed automatic for the 2016 model year. A six-speed manual was available on some models.

The Cadillac ATS line is discontinued to make room for the new Cadillac CT4, which indirectly replaces the Cadillac ATS as the brand’s latest subcompact (C-segment) four-door model. The CT4 will take on competitors like the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLA-Class, and the BMW 1 and 2 Series. The Lansing plant where the ATS was produced will be retooled before CT4 production can begin in earnest.

2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V

And, as we reported previously, the Cadillac CTS Sedan was also officially discontinued recently to make room for its indirect replacement, the Cadillac CT5, which slots into the compact D-segment to take on the on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series. Retooling for the CT5 is complete, and series production should commence in the near future.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. I have always admired the ATS. I think it’s design is (was) beautifully proportioned. It has a very kinetic elegance. I was very disappointed when it became clear it wasn’t going to sell well.

    Still, it represents the first time that an American Automaker built a true sport sedan that bested or equalled the Europeans. That is no small thing! It also gave GM the knowledge and experience needed to do so.

  2. The ATS was a great automobile with pleasing design and especially its “proportions.” Both the Sedan and Coupe models were stylish. Let’s hope Cadillac soon produces another Coupe (CT5?), such as the one revealed in patent designs last summer, with even more stylish details. It would compete with the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class Coupes, the BMW 400i Coupe and retractable hardtop, the Lexus RC350, and the Audi S5 Coupe and Convertible models, while attracting showroom traffic for the brand.

  3. I never thought I would ever buy a Cadillac. But the ATS changed my mind. Great car

  4. I agree, the ATS gave the German sedans a run for their money. It was not supported well enough by corporate head office. I bought my Performance optioned ATS in Feb 2013 with manual after selling my 2008 3.6 CTS (also manual). The ATS just “fit” right and handled better than the C-Class or 3-Series. I still have the ATS just over 6 years after purchasing it… the longest I have kept a car, and plan to hold on to it. It had 30,000 km/ 18,700 mi.
    RIP ATS!

  5. I have always bought performance coupes such as the SS Camaro and never thought i’d want/buy a sedan. That changed when i saw the ATS. It was love at first site and i bought one for my wife and i. It’s a awesome car from the looks to the performance and the interior is beautiful. It’s a shame Cadillac has chosen to stop making it.


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