As of the 2019 model year, Cadillac will stop selling the ATS in sedan form. This marks 6 years of the sedan that easily out-BMW-ed BMW in a package that other makes have abandoned in a race to make their sports sedans softer and larger.
The 2019 model year will still give us the ATS and ATS-V Coupe.
Soon, Cadillac will be replacing the ATS and the CTS with the new CT5 sedan and will flesh out the model line with a smaller sedan that may be based on one of GM’s front-drive platforms.
Personally, this appears to be a big mistake for the future of the brand’s credibility and may show that GM’s bean-counter culture is back in command and enthusiasts of the Cadillac brand will suffer as a result. However, as new crossovers make it into the lineup, the sales and financial figures will look good enough.
At least until another management shift when GM tries again to recapture Cadillac’s lost mojo (but doesn’t have the will to complete).
Source: The Car Connection