More than a year ago, the Sleuth was present at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., where it was announced that General Motors’ Cadillac division would introduce an entry-level sedan that’s even smaller than the small-ish ATS. True to the company’s word, it appears that a direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA, Audi A3 and BMW 2-Series is already in the pipeline. The yet-to-be-named model will use a scaled-down version of the rear-wheel-drive ATS chassis and will offer all-wheel-drive as an option. Power choices are expected to include turbocharged 1.6- and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines connected to eight-speed automatic transmissions. A small tall wagon is also expected to join the new Caddy after it arrives sometime in 2017.
So, you thought that this ATS is as small as Cadillac would go? There’s actually a smaller model in the works although it doesn’t have a name just yet. Expect a pair of turbocharged four-cylinder engines on the menu.