Esquire Car of the Year | 2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS Car of the Year
By Jonathon Ramsey, Autoblog
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 11, 2012) – Esquire magazine announced today that the 2013 Cadillac ATS has been named “The Esquire Car of the Year.” To select the award for the fourth-annual most stunning and stylish-yet attainable-vehicle, Esquire editors drove scores of cars across countless states. The Esquire Car of the Year, along with the other 2012 Esquire Car Awards, including Esquire’s “Innovator of the Year,” appear in the magazine’s October issue, on newsstands September 18.
After months of test-driving, the decision was clear among the editors: The 2013 Cadillac ATS “is perhaps the single most important thing Detroit has built in years,” Esquire writes. “For a long time, there was this notion that American cars should be like cars from Europe, Japan, or anywhere with a history of reliability and decent engineering…but every inch of this thing, you get the feeling that the people who designed it gave a damn about Detroit and machines and America.”
“It’s been heartening to watch the American auto industry re-assert itself over the last couple of years,” says David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire. “The ATS is an exciting new chapter in that process-a balls to the wall effort at reinvention. It’s fantastic.”
The 2013 Cadillac ATS succeeds the 2012 Audi A7, 2010 Audi S4, and the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, the three previous Esquire Cars of the Year.
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