Although we did not expect it here, General Motors unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show the all-new 2015 Cadillac ATS. Quicker and more personal than the ATS sedan, the new coupe was designed to be lighter and more engaging than its competitors. The new 2015 ATS Coupe will go on sale this summer and will offer drivers the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe rides on the same 109.3-inch (2,775 mm) wheelbase as the sedan, but features its own bodywork. The roof, doors, rear fenders and trunk lid are unique to the Coupe, along with a specific front fascia and front fenders that accommodate a wider track than the sedan. Standard 18-inch wheels are exclusive to the Coupe.
Base models come as standard with projector-beam headlamps, while the front vertical LED light signatures and high-intensity-discharge headlamps are included on all but the standard model. Illuminating outside door handles on Performance and Premium collections lend technologically advanced style and function to the distinctive Coupe.
All models feature LED taillamps and rear-center stop lamp. Moreover, the ATS Coupe includes capless fueling. Inside, we find a driver-focused cabin featuring handcrafted cut-and-sewn upholstered combinations, decorative stitching and authentic materials. Cadillac offers as standard the Bose premium audio system with Active Noise Cancelation technology.
A 12-speaker surround sound upgrade is available on Standard and Luxury, and it is included with Performance and Premium collections. It includes Bose Audio Pilot, which continuously monitors ambient sounds and adjusts the music volume and program content to make the most of the listening experience. Additionally, a navigation system is available on Luxury and Performance collections, and it is standard with the Premium Collection.
Other interior features include the OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with voice recognition, USB, auxiliary and memory card ports, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, reconfigurable 5.7-inch, three-window instrument panel cluster display and a full-color reconfigurable head-up display.
Cadillac CUE is also offered, as it is the centerpiece of the ATS Coupe’s collection of technologies. CUE is available on base models and standard on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections. The heart of CUE is the eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen, integrated into the top of the central instrument panel and featuring a motorized, fully capacitive faceplate at the bottom concealing a 1.8L storage area.