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Cadillac ATS Sedan Could Be Dropped For 2019


The Cadillac ATS serves an important role as the company's entry-level sedan but new documents suggest the model could be going away for the 2019 model year.

According to VIN codes unearthed by The Truth About Cars, Cadillac will only sell the ATS in coupe form in 2019. That would be a drastic change as the ATS is one of the company's best-selling sedans.

Carsalesbase data shows Cadillac sold a combined total of 21,505 ATS sedans and coupes last year but that's down significantly from the 38,319 units that were sold in 2013. This year looks particularly bad as the company has only sold around 12,000 units in the United States through November.

CTS sales have also fallen significantly in recent years as Cadillac sold 15,911 models in 2016 which is a drastic drop from the 31,115 units that were sold two years prior.

Cadillac wasn't feeling too talkative about the ATS' future but Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen recently said "We have to rebalance our sedan portfolio" and this will eventually lead to the elimination of the ATS, CTS, and XTS. All three models are set to be replaced by the new CT5 which is slated to start at around $35,000.

Later on, the company will introduce a new entry-level sedan which is set to compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA-Class.

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