If its high-performance V-series models weren’t attractive enough already, Cadillac has unveiled a new Crystal White Frost Edition to make them so distinctive and appealing that we imagine they’ll have the same head-turning effect as the Woman in the Red Dress in the original Matrix movie.
The new Crystal White Frost Edition models feature unique matte-finish white paint and special wheels. They’ll be available on the CTS-V sedan, ATS-V sedan, and ATS-V coupe, which will come standard with the Carbon Fiber and Luxury packages. Also available will be extra performance and luxury options like Recaro bucket seats and microfiber-trimmed control surfaces.
The catch? It’s unlikely we’ll ever even see one at Linus Buick Cadillac GMC. Cadillac will only produce 99 examples of these stunning vehicles: 29 CTS-V sedans, 31 ATS-V sedans, and 3 ATS-V coupes. Needless to say, they’ll be in short supply, and we expect demand to be quite high.
For the upcoming 2016 model year, Cadillac has unveiled that both the ATS and CTS sedan will receive several powertrain and equipment updates. The ATS and CTS upgrades will include additions to the engine range, better smartphone connectivity, and more safety features.
Both sedans still come with a 3.6-liter direct injection V6 engine, but the engine has been improved to deliver 333 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. When compared to the same engine on the previous models, that’s a 12 hp and 7 lb-ft difference, respectively. This also comes with Active Fuel Management, making the ATS and CTS more fuel efficient than ever. In addition, there is another engine option – the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which has been given Stop/Start technology to improve fuel economy even more.
As for the technology, the CUE infotainment system is gaining both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, attracting a wider variety of smartphone users. Safety technology includes both passive and active systems such as driver alerts and a 360-degree camera for the CTS.
The ATS and CTS upgrades were done to make both sedans more advanced, refined, and efficient, without sacrificing power. Other updates, such as the addition of three new colors to the palettes for each vehicle, focus more on appearances. Either way, Cadillac is showing a commitment to improvement and here at Linus Cadillac Buick GMC, we’re excited about it.