U Design: 2013 Cadillac ATS Compact Sports Sedan Rendering Hits the Spot

2013 Cadillac ATS for Carscoop
While some of our readers are more handy with the camera (i.e. spy shots) others have a serious knack for designing cars like Josh Byrnes, who sent us a very well executed rendering of the upcoming 2013 Cadillac ATS, GM's first serious attempt (anyone remember the BLS?) to challenge the BMW 3-Series.

And it couldn’t come at a better time as Cadillac will reveal the new ATS in the flesh at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next Monday on January 9.

Josh stated that he designed the rendering based on the details seen on the various camouflaged prototypes as well as the single teaser picture showing the sedan model's profile.

As we told Josh in our email communication, we reckon that the front grille may be a little bit narrower and slightly taller on the production model, but that's nitpicking as the professional-quality rendering hits the nail right on the head.

We'll have all the juicy details on the ATS from next week's Detroit motor show, but we can tell you that Cadillac's entry-level RWD sedan will be offered at launch with three engines including a 2.5-liter four banger, a 2.0-liter Turbo with 270 ponies and a 3.6-liter V6 (probably with 318HP).

North American sales of the 2013MY ATS are expected to begin later this year.

On a side note, Josh kindly offered to draw up another car for us so if you have any suggestions, the comments section is all yours.

Photo Credit: Josh Byrnes

2013 Cadillac ATS for Carscoop



Denny said... »January 04, 2012

Good job Josh!

Maybe an ATS-V in black with slight flares???

Toronto Airport Transportation said... »January 05, 2012

i love this car especially the color of it.thanks that you have shared pics of it

Toronto Airport Transportation

bryan mechanic said... »January 05, 2012

Hats off to you John.
Shots looks nice.

Challengeme? said... »January 05, 2012

that looks really good, hoping the real car it looks as good as this...yeah what about a ATS-V Coupe? im pretty sure they have one coming

Kid_Voltron said... »January 05, 2012

Hehehe ...I must agree a lot of people are going to be disappointed if it doesn't look like this at least or better ... Josh has just set the bar up high .... maybe he should be consider residency on this site :)

Scf1958 said... »January 05, 2012

Excellent job Josh - how about a rendering of the upcoming Lincoln MKZ?

Alex said... »January 05, 2012

Like a better looking Benz, pretty good

Brian said... »January 05, 2012

how about the new K2XX Silverado concept, also to be revealed at next weeks show...

3Deuce27 said... »January 05, 2012

Looks exactly like what a Cadillac competitor to the 3-series should look like.  Simple, Lean and Purposeful, with attractive volumetric development, integrated by pleasing linear highlights.

Nice effort Josh.

Got my toes and fingers crossed that we find something like this in the showrooms soon.

Blarg! said... »January 05, 2012

I don't like it and I hope that the ATS doesn't look like it.
BUT, I have to give credit Mr. Byrnes for drawing by extrapolation. It isn't easy to do and when complicated by dizzying camo shots, the result can be in left field. It looks production worthy, but I'll reserve judgment until Detroit.
Credit to Mr. Byrnes.

Steve said... »January 05, 2012

it looks more or less like an opel ....

john1168 said... »January 06, 2012

Nice looking rendering!  It kinda looks like a new Malibu with a Caddy nose.  I still don't think they are going to sell too many of these with the 2.5l, I just don't see it.  The 6 cyl, they'll sell a ton of those and I can see the turbo 4 doing well too but not the 2.5.

AstonMartin said... »January 06, 2012

Excellent render Josh.  The ATS will be perfectly positioned for GM based on price, performance & fuel efficiency. An AWD option would be welcome in Northern markets.  Josh, curious about the look of the ATS-Coupe that will be offered following the sedan and your take on the redesigned CTS-V coupe for 2014.  Please keep up the great work.

Alex said... »January 06, 2012

The 2.5L is aimed at the C250 and 323i

Blarg! said... »January 06, 2012

To add to my last post, I'd like to see more work from Mr. Byrnes.

asgoodasitgets said... »January 06, 2012

Josh I hope it does look as good as your rendering...You did a super job~ GM should hire you, better yet Lincoln should since their cars are crappy looking

MichiganAlbanian said... »January 07, 2012

Ugly...I hope it is not even close to this grandpa looking automobile...

Joey said... »January 07, 2012

Draw the next s class from Mercedes

Blarg! said... »January 08, 2012

Scary.That's how close this rendering was to production. Scary.Unless Mr. Byrnes saw the car beforehand, I'd say he's psychic, and I don't belive in psychics!

asgoodasitgets said... »January 08, 2012

your pretty much alone on your conclusion looser!

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