Remember GM's American horrors from the '70s, '80s and '90s? Well, the new ATS is nothing like that. There's good quality material throughout the cabin, including leather on the dashboard. Although that wood trim is a bit ick.
And, yes, that's a six-speed manual transmission. There's a six-speed auto, too, if you'd like.
Capacitive touch buttons are present for the climate control system, as well as basic entertainment functions. Thankfully, there are faux metal embellishments to help you operate without looking away from the road.
In the not so distant past, Cadillacs rolled, pitched and yawed like a dingy captained by a drunken sailor attempting the Sydney to Hobart race. Caddy promises that the new ATS follows the same path carved out by the larger, critically acclaimed CTS.