General Motors will discontinue the Cadillac ATS sedan after the 2018 model year, just six years after introducing the small car as a worthy rival to the strongest German competitors. A Cadillac spokesman said the luxury brand plans to replace the compact ATS, midsize CTS and large XTS sedans with two new sedans, though it’s unclear when the new models will be launched.
The CT6 will remain Cadillac’s flagship sedan and is playing the lead role as a new technology platform for Cadillac, beginning with the introduction of Super Cruise semiautonomous technology on the 2018 CT6.
Sales jumped 7.4 percent this year
U.S. sales of the ATS sedan and coupe slumped 39 percent in 2017 to 13,100 units. Cadillac had been using the ATS as a volume play for dealers this year. It did need to worry about their residual values. Incentive spend on the car was more than $10,000 through April — up $2,850 from the same time a year ago.