Cadillac ATS & CTS Receive Key Refinements For 2017

By upgrading their styling, technology and even their trim levels, Cadillac are hoping to further emphasize that both the ATS and CTS belong in the same conversation as their all-new CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover.

Starting with the trim levels, customers will now be able to choose between ATS, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Premium Performance models when it comes to either the ATS sedan or the coupe. As for CTS buyers, they’ll be looking at CTS, Luxury, Premium Luxury, V-Sport and V-Sport Premium trims, which is more in line with the previously mentioned CT6 and XT5 models.

After revealing the Black Chrome packages for both models back in March, now Cadillac is introducing the Carbon Black sport package, featuring two new exterior colors, new wheels plus additional enhancements for the CUE infotainment system.

Speaking of which, Cadillac CUE (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE Wi-Fi) is now standard for 2017 ATS Sedans and Coupe models, as the 2017 ATS Turbo Sedan becomes the entry point to the ATS range.

The CTS on the other hand comes with a new grille design for 2017 (except on V-Sport & CTS-V models), as well as an all-new rear fascia with vertical exhaust orientation and valence panel changes. Also new for 2017 is the CTS’ full-display rearview mirror technology that debuted in the 2016 CT6 prestige sedan. It features a 1280×240-pixel TFT-LCD screen that’s said to reduce glare and allows for a better image in low lighting conditions.

According to Cadillac, these types of refinements should reflect positively on both the CTS as well as the ATS, the latter now becoming one of the most connected cars in its segment.


  • rpachigo

    still overpriced crap cars.

    • MarketAndChurch

      Overpriced, yes, but not by much.

  • MarkoS

    A mistake not to offer the ATS in V-Sport. Caddilac’s next big hurdle will be the next generation ATS/CT3/4. It needs to get this car right. They already have a great platform and a updated one could serve the next ATS, but the interior packaging, fit and finish and engine/transmissions really need some work.

  • getoffme

    Cadillac is pretty pathetic.

    • Bo Hanan


  • TheBelltower

    As great as the Cadillac CTS and ATS are, they really need to work on the details. The picture highlighting the fancy new LED rearview mirror is impressive. But the same picture also highlights all of the cheap plastic-ey junk above it (onstar, map lights, sunroof switches) are horrible GM parts bin stuff that should never see the light of day in a luxury car. I mean, has no one at GM realized in the past twenty years that the awful airbag light looks like a cassette deck? Same goes for with the outdated parts bin turn signal and wiper levers. Cadillac has gotten the big stuff right. But it’s the small things that matter when you expect people to pay this much for a luxury car. All of this should feel like money well spent. But instead of leather-lined perfection in the areas Cadillac doesn’t think you’ll notice, they’ve chosen to mold these pieces out of plastic from recycled Halloween costumes. The problem for Cadillac is, people notice.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I just wished they looked better from the rear 3/4 view. If they did, Cadillac would have a chance in Europe. Also the interior still sucks, but not as badly as its CUE system.

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    I wish Holden would bring these to Australia!

  • Scott Sander

    please get your tenses right..Cadillac is a single entity… therefore it is Cadillac IS, not Cadillac

    • Six Thousand Times

      In usage outside of the USA, Cadillac are a company – a group of people – so ARE as well as IS is correct.

  • gary4205

    Automobiles are supposed to have NAMES. I’ve been around Cadillacs all my life. When I see this nonsensical alphabet soup they have out there, numbers and letters that mean NOTHING and have no rhyme of reason to them, my eyes glaze over! Also, it;s CADILLAC, not a Hyundai! Lose the rental car interior!

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