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.