The Cadillac ATS has been named 2013 Urban Car of the Year by Decisive magazine. This award is part of the Urban Wheel Awards held annually each January at the North American Inter- national Auto Show.
The Urban Wheel Awards judging panel spent several months determining the best new vehicles for 2013 by driving and evaluating dozens of cars and trucks in a variety of North American urban settings before settling on the three winners – the ATS, Ram 1500 as Urban Truck of the Year, and Tesla Model S as Urban Green Vehicle of the Year.
Each of the three Decisive magazine winners will be featured in the winter issue of the magazine, which will also be online at www.decisivemagazine.com, in addition to all contemporary mobile platforms.
The ATS was chosen in part for its performance when tested in urban environments for comfort, ease of maneuvering and technical sophistication.
According to Urban Wheel Awards juror and syndicated automotive reviewer Arv Voss of Auto Impressions: “The ATS is its own vehicle – the most significant Cadillac to be launched since the first CTS.
“It showcases new technologies, along with an exceptional driving experience. Quick, nimble, and fun to drive, the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS is a true compact luxury sports sedan.”
“The ATS,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing, “is the latest and most significant step in Cadillac’s long-term mission to return to being the standard of the world.
“That makes it especially rewarding to have ATS recognized by experts on the leading edge of cars and culture.”
Each of the Decisive magazine Urban Vehicles of The Year will be featured in the winter issue of the magazine, which will also be online at www.decisivemagazine.com.
“The renaissance at Cadillac shows no signs of abating,” said Randi Payton, founder of the Urban Wheel Awards.
“With the good-looking and fun-to-drive ATS, Cadillac is wading into one of the most competitive automotive segments in the market with a very strong contender.”
A compact sport sedan, smaller than Cadillac’s centerpiece CTS product line, the new ATS is the lightest car in its class. It’s offered in rear- and all-wheel-drive versions, with a choice of powerful and efficient four- and six-cylinder engines.