Looking instantly recognizable, the updated model has an all-new grille which closely echoes the one used on the CT6. Additional styling changes are limited but the car has been equipped with a new rear bumper, vertical exhaust tips, and a revised rear valence. Rounding out the changes are a Carbon Black sport package, restyled wheels, and an updated color palette that now includes Bronze Dune Metallic and Silver Moonlight Metallic.
Interior enhancements are fairly limited but the car has an upgraded CUE infotainment system which has access to the Cadillac Collection which allows users to install apps in a similar fashion to using Apple iTunes or the Google Play Store. The 2017 CTS also features streamlined trim packages and a newly optional Rear Camera Mirror which switches between a digital screen and a traditional mirror at the press of a button.
Engine options carryover and include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Buyers looking for something more powerful can order a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 that produces 335 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. If that's not powerful enough, the CTS VSport has a biturbo 3.6-liter V6 engine with 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
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2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS Key Refinements: Appearance, Technology and Streamlined Trim Levels
UPGRADES REFLECT AND COMPLEMENT CADILLAC’S PRODUCT EXPANSION
Cadillac’s ATS and CTS product lines receive key refinements for 2017, including new, more streamlined trim levels that further emphasize the cars’ class-leading driving dynamics.
Renamed for consistency across the Cadillac showroom, the new trim levels for Cadillac ATS sedans and coupes – ATS, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Premium Performance – and Cadillac CTS sedans – CTS, Luxury, Premium Luxury, V-Sport and V-Sport Premium – move ATS and CTS more in line with two recently launched Cadillac entries, the first-ever Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan and first-ever Cadillac XT5luxury crossover.
2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS models receive a Carbon Black sport package, two new exterior colors and new wheels that complement the bold, unmistakably Cadillac signature exterior and interior designs. Additional upgrades and enhancements for the Cadillac CUE infotainment system include new standard technologies like the myCadillac Mobile App, Teen Driver and Cadillac Collection.
The 2017 Cadillac ATS Turbo Sedan, the fastest, most powerful turbo-four luxury sedan in its class, becomes the entry point to the Cadillac ATS Sedan and Coupe family. Cadillac CUE – the centerpiece of the ATS’ comprehensive collection of technologies, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto advanced smartphone integration and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot – is now standard for 2017 ATS Sedans and Coupe models, making the ATS one of the most connected cars in the segment.
The 2017 Cadillac CTS features a new grille design in the front fascia and an all-new rear fascia with vertical exhaust orientation and valence panel changes. The front fascia in the CTS V-Sport and CTS-V remains unchanged. Rear Camera Mirror, the industry’s first application of full-display rearview mirror technology that debuted in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan, is available in Cadillac CTS models in 2017.
The Cadillac ATS product line is Cadillac’s most compact and sporty entry, setting into motion the current era of Cadillac driver’s cars offering exhilarating performance. Originally introduced as a 2013 model, ATS won both the North American Car of the Year and Esquire Car of the Year award that year. Built on an ultra-rigid, rear-wheel-drive chassis that also underpins the larger Cadillac CTS, the ATS line added a dynamic Coupe model in 2015. The high-performance ATS-V Sedan and Coupe — the smallest and lightest V-Series models ever — were added in 2016.
The Cadillac CTS Sedan, which began its third generation in 2014, has been named a Car and Driver “10 Best” for three years in a row and received Motor Trend’s 2014 Car of the Year award. Built on the same ultra-rigid, rear-wheel-drive chassis that underpins the smaller Cadillac ATS Sedan and Coupe models, the CTS lineup included a performance CTS V-Sport model for the first time in 2014 and added the much-anticipated third generation, high-performance CTS-V super sedan in 2016.
The 2017 Cadillac product refinements follow and complement Cadillac’s product expansion, which debuted with the all-new Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan and the all-new Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover. For all 2017 Cadillac vehicle refinements, visitmedia.cadillac.com.