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.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

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.

Cadillac thinks smaller, again: