2013 Cadillac ATS, revealed today for the North American International Automobile Show in Detroit next week. Official press photo, above,
B R E A K I N G N E W S — The production version of Cadillac's new small car, the ATS has been revealed. This is Caddy's rear wheel drive BMW 3-series fighter. Rendered earlier in the year for Automobile magazine, I used Cadillac's Platinum concept for the base. I made it smaller, gave it rear wheel drive proportions, and shortened the rear overhang and rear seat area. If I had only moved the door handles into the side swage, and used the extended headlights from my even earlier Seville rendering, below, I'd have been 95% there!
My rendering of what I thought the ATS might look like, commissioned by Automobile magazine for its July 2011 issue.
If I had incorporated the exaggerated headlights from my rendering of a future Seville I did almost 18 months ago, September 2010, I'd have been that much closer to the production ATS. Enlarge the image to see how I extended the headlights along the fender top past the halfway mark of the front wheel, exactly like the production ATS. Which came first—my Seville headlights or the production ATS, lol? Original Seville link, here.
- Ed Welburn is GM's VP of Design, and has a very cool list of GM's top designs, here.