2013 Cadillac ATS Priced from $35,195

New luxury sport sedan launches this summer


Oshawa, Ontario (Thursday, July 5, 2012) – The all-new, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac ATS compact luxury sport sedan, with a fuel-efficient 2.5L engine and next-generation six-speed transmission, is priced from $35,195, plus destination charges. Highway fuel consumption is rated at 6.0 L/100km.

“The ATS enters a vehicle segment this year that’s one of the most competitive in the market, from both a price and performance standpoint,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing. “ATS will bring a distinctive presence and compelling value while offering quick, nimble, fun-to-drive dynamics that will appeal to the lifestyles of modern luxury buyers and challenge the segment’s status quo.”

A mid-level model, with a lightweight and powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine, starts from $36,985 plus destination and will offer automatic and manual transmissions, as well as rear- or all-wheel drive.

Topping the engine range is a 3.6L V-6 rated at 321 horsepower (239 kW), starting from $43,935 plus destination. The 3.6L model comes equipped with an automatic transmission and standard content that includes CUE (Cadillac User Experience infotainment system), leather eight-way power seats with memory, adaptive start and more. All-wheel drive is available.

A full breakdown of pricing and availability of packages and options will be provided later this summer.

ATS goes on sale this summer, but already the new sport sedan is positively impacting Lansing, Mich., where more than 440 new employees have been hired at Cadillac’s Lansing Grand River plant, where the ATS is assembled. A total of 600 new employees are expected to be part of Cadillac’s $190 million investment in the facility.

A dedicated engineering team has traveled the globe refining and advancing the ATS to meet customer demands. The addition of advanced materials has reduced curb weight on the 2.5L model to 1,503 kilograms (3,315 lbs.), making it one of the lightest vehicles in the Canadian compact luxury segment that includes BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.

Time spent at premier race tracks around the globe, including Road America, Road Atlanta, Phoenix International Raceway and the Nürburgring in Germany has enhanced the ATS’s sporty ride and handling and engine tuning.

Cadillac’s new CUE user interface, standard on most ATS models, offers the first automotive use of capacitive touch to create an intuitive, modern way for drivers to interact with the car. This technology, used for most smartphones and tablet computers, uses electrodes to sense the conductive properties of objects, such as a finger.


That’s a great word for the first annual free Oakville Family Ribfest, happening right here in Oakville June 22 to 24.

The fun takes place at the Oakville campus of Sheridan College on Trafalgar Road. No muddy shoes, lots of room for ribbers, craft vendors and for all Oakville’s rib enthusiasts.

On Saturday, June 23 the Ribfest will have two special events. Platinum sponsor Mini Oakville by Budds’ is pulling out all the stops, hosting an all-day ‘Experience Mini’. The host for the weekend, Sheridan College, is also opening its doors and providing campus tours, including the world famous Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies.

The professional ribbers, the artisans and the free Kid’s PlayZone will not disappoint. The Ribfest stage line-up brings blues, rock, jazz and more to the festival and every talented act has an Oakville connection.

The Ribfest has hundreds of on-site parking spaces. A free Ribfest shuttle bus service will run back and forth from the west end of the Oakville GO Station (Lyons Lane entrance) to the Ribfest, with stops at Town Hall for those parking there.

At the Oakville Family Ribfest they’re going 100 per cent green. No garbage cans and no mess. Impossible? The ribfest is going to do it with the help of 300 community volunteers.

All proceeds (100 per cent) from the Ribfest will support community charities, student bursaries and Oakville’s new hospital through the Rotary Club. Internationally the club finances such things as wells to provide clean water, funds polio vaccinations and provides mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria.

Watch for the pink Ribfest piggy banks to make a donation. Receive Rotary’s thanks and a special Collector’s Edition 2012 Ribfest Button.

The Ribfest Chair, Rotarian Trish Peden, wants everyone to feel they’ve received a personal invitation to attend, saying “The members of the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar invite everyone to come and have an Awesome time at the Oakville Family Ribfest, June 22 to 24.”

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