The all-new Cadillac ATS has managed to win the 2012 Esquire Car of the Year after being chosen by the magazine from a range of the finest luxury cars.
The Cadillac ATS is busy these days with its second public appearance on the Old Continent after Geneva, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and with launching the model in Europe later on this year, but in between these “tasks”, the rival of the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 has managed to win the 2012 Esquire Car of the Year award.
“It’s been heartening to watch the American auto industry re-assert itself over the last couple of years. The ATS is an exciting new chapter in that process—a balls to the wall effort at reinvention. It’s fantastic”, said the editor-in-chief of Esquire, David Granger.
“The new ATS is Cadillac’s spirited challenger, built to take on the world. Having its design and performance validated in this fashion is a meaningful step in our journey”, added the vice president of Cadillac Marketing, Don Butler.
As a quick reminder, the Cadillac ATS is being offered with a choice of three engines, the 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo with 270 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque, the 2.5 liter 4-cylinder with 200 HP and 188 lb-ft of torque and the 3.6 liter V6 with 318 HP And 267 lb-ft of torque.