2020 Cadillac ATS Release Date and News

The new 2020 Cadillac ATS promises to offer its German rivals a run for their money, as it comes equipped with better and more sophisticated features and technologies. Some of its pros include an available manual transmission, cutting-edge interior design, excellent handling, fun-to-drive character, and a plethora of engine choices. Its release date should be expected at the turn of 2019.

For 2020, the new ATS gains a more efficient and powerful 3.6L V6 engine, a fuel-saving stop-start technology, and an eight-speed auto transmission system. Others include smartphone app integration, upgraded software and hardware, SD card slot, and CUE infotainment system.

2020 Cadillac ATS exterior, grille and alloy wheels

For years unending, Caddy’s entry into the compact luxury sedan market has been received poorly. For instance, the Cimarron’s Chevy Cavalier and the Catera, which was a poorly disguised Opel’s Omega made things even worse. Fortunately, the Cadillac ATS has cut a niche for itself and has distanced itself from its unsuccessful predecessors.

The ATS comes boasting of an excellent handling and steering precision, angular sheet metal, and an attractive and crisp cabin. Undoubtedly, the new CTS is headed to be the next America’s top car model for 2020.

The new model comes with it’s a slew of upgrades ranging from its exterior surface to beneath its hood. To start off with, last year’s six speed auto transmission system has been replaced by the eight-speed system, while the new 3.6L engine now cranks an additional 12 hp and almost a similar pounds of torque.

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Interior wise, buyers should look forward to an upscale cabin that makes use of soft-to-touch surfaces and state-of-the-art technologies.

However, some users might find the CUE quite cumbersome. But, of course, the segment offers an alternative galore. Some of them include the freshly redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 2020 Audi A4, 2020 BMW 3 Series, and 2020 Lexus IS.

Cadillac ATS – Available Trims

The new 2020 ATS sedan is offered in a whopping four trims: base, Luxury, Performance, and the plush Premium trim. You will find the ATS-V coupe in a separate review.

Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2020 Cadillac ATS

The base comes equipped with Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 17” alloy wheels, power front seats, cruise control, a 5.7” touchscreen display, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, seven-speaker Bose sound system, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic headlights, satellite and HD radio, and leather wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2020 Cadillac ATS steering wheel and gear shift knob

Optional features available for the base model include three USB ports, an 8” touchscreen display, CUE infotainment system, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

Next up is the Luxury trim that comes bundled with the CUE interface plus 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, remote engine start rear parking sensors, dual-exhaust tips, driver memory settings eight-way power driver seats, and driver side mirrors. Technology features include a 110-V power outlet, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a slew of safety features, automatic high beams, a navigation system, and automatic wipers.

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Opting for the Performance trim gets you aluminum trimmed pedals, power driver-side bolster adjustment, 10-speaker Bose audio system, steering wheel mounted shift paddles, a 110-V household-styled power outlet, automatic climate control, front sport seats, and LED running lights.

2020 Cadillac ATS interior, leather seats

Stepping up to the 2020 Cadillac ATS premium model will get you a rear-wheel drive system, 18” wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, limited-slip rear differential, summer performance tires, power-adjustable steering, color heads-up display, and a navigation system.

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Many of the features and technologies offered for the top-of-the-line models are also available for the lower trims as options. Some of the optional features include a heads-up display, heated front seats, a heavy-duty cooling fan, heated steering wheel, and a sport-tuned suspension.

Engine Specs – 2020 Cadillac ATS

Three engines are available for all the 2020 Cadillac ATS models. To start off with is the 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 202 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque.

Next is a 272 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine available for the 2.0 trims. Its fuel economy ratings according to EPA stand at 22/31/26 mpg.

2020 Cadillac ATS engine

Finally, buyers angling for more power can opt for the 3.6L V6 engine rated at 333 horsepower and 285 pounds of torque. It comes with an optional AWD system. It’s EPA for the RWD stand at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/29/22 mpg for the AWD.

Price & 2020 Cadillac ATS Release Date

The new 2020 Cadillac ATS Sedan will cost you an MSRP staring from $33,215, the ATS-V Coupe – $62,665, and the ATS-V Sedan – $60,465. Its release date should be expected early 2020.

2020 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan

Rumor has it that the Cadillac’s Convertible, which has been on and off for a while, is back again. More details soon.

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2020 Lexus GX 460 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The traditional three-row 2020 Lexus GX 460 returns afresh with its capable off-roading capability and it’s hard to match luxury trappings. But even so, the traditional midsize SUV category has evolved and now offers a plethora of better equipped models that offer superior passenger comfort and on-road performance. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2020. 

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When it comes to superior off-road and on-road performance, very few cars can manage to stand up against the GX 460. These days, however, only a handful of automakers bother to build off-roading capable SUVs. Land Rover and Lexus are the only automakers that have been left standing when it comes to serious off-roading. In fact, Lexus has two more capable SUVs, one of which is the vehicle under review. And the other is the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Lexus is a department of Toyota).

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Some of the features that enable serious off-roading include a high-clearance suspension system, body-on-frame construction, and a full-time AWD system. Throw in its hush ride quality, a plethora of luxury features, and you’ve got yourself a luxury SUV that is comfortable both on the pavement and on dirt.

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There are some idiosyncrasies, though, including uncomfortable second-row seats, a relatively ponderous handling, a lackluster acceleration and poor fuel economy, an inconvenient side-swinging cargo door, and mediocre fuel economy ratings.

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Even so, the new 2020 Lexus GX 460 should be on your shopping list if you really need a versatile SUV that can take you virtually anywhere with minimal disturbance. But if your priority is a crossover that rides comfortably on the asphalt than of it, then we recommend the following alternatives. The Land Rover LR4, the BMW X5, and the Acura MDX. The trio offers more interior space, higher fuel economy, and better on-road handling.

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Trim Options – 2020 Lexus GX 460

Two main trims – Base and Luxury – are offered for the seven-seat 2020 Lexus GX 460.

2020 Lexus GX 460 Exterior Pictures & Interior Review

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Standard accessories to expect from the base model include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sunroof, automatic LED headlights, 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining second-row seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rear privacy glass, 18” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen interface, 50/50-split third-row seats, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, HD and satellite radio, a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rack side rails, and a premium leather upholstery.

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Options available for the base model include front and rear parking sensors, LED foglights, smartphone app integration, automatic tri-zone climate control, upgraded interior trim, a navigation system, a perforated leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated second-row seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, and heated front seats.

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The Luxury trim steps you up with a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, rear auto-leveling air springs, adaptive suspension system, power folding third-row seat, upgraded leather upholstery, mahogany wood trim, a heated steering wheel, and headlight washers.

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Options offered for the top-of-the-line GX 460 Luxury trim model includes an adaptive cruise control, high-beam headlight control, 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround-view audio system, side parking cameras, pre-collision warning system, lane-departure warning and mitigation, and all the contents of the Driver Support package.

2020 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2020 Lexus GX 460 is offered by a 4.6L V8 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system and an AWD system. The latter system also comes mated to a dual-range transfer case. The power output stands at 329 lbs. ft. of torque and 301 horsepower.

According to Lexus, the optimum 2020 Lexus GX 460 towing capacity should be expected at around 6,500 lbs.

2020 Lexus GX 460 engine

When we come to its fuel consumption, EPA says a figure of 15/20/17 mpg should be expected for the GX 460 – a mediocre rating partly due to its curb weight.

Zipping from 0-60 mph should take about 7.2 seconds according to Lexus. Its top speed should be expected on its release date.

2020 Lexus GX 460 Release Date & Price

2020 Lexus GX 460 Release date

The new 2020 Lexus GX 460 price should be expected to start from an MSRP of around $50,780. It will also be offered on lease. When will it go for sale? Well, rumors allege the redesigned GX 460 SUV will probably hit dealerships in early 2020 .

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New 2020 Kia Soul – Release Date and Review

The new 2020 Kia Soul is a great choice for an urban commuter looking for an extensive feature list, fun-to-drive attitude, funky styling, and a wagon-based functionality. Other highlights include excellent crash test scores, loads of available features, a long warranty, user-friendly controls, and plenty of passenger and cargo space. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year, if online rumors are anything to go by. 

2020 Kia Soul side view, silver color, alloy wheels

A death knell for tall, boxy wagons has already been sounded due to the meteoric rise of compact and subcompact crossovers. The new model is now the hyped up version of the dearly departed Nissan Cube and Scion xB and is their official squared torch bearer. The Soul offers a personality and styling that very few cars in those categories an match, as it’s a funky car that combines both the qualities of a compact crossover and those of a tall hatchback.

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It is immensely practical and its boxy design affords it more usable space than some small crossovers and hatchbacks. The interior space is voluptuous and even the backseat occupants will find both the head- and leg room ample. Further aback, the cargo space may seem modest but this can be solved by folding the rear seats, which almost triples the volume.

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There are plenty of standard and optional features available for the Soul, however, the latter can impact immensely on it price tag especially if you opt for the ventilated and heated front seats, and premium leather upholstery.

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Foibles do exist on the 2020 Kia Soul. They include the unexceptional fuel economy ratings that come in somewhere between the compact and subcompact crossovers. The models equipped with 18” wheels have the possibilities of impacting negatively on the ride quality, and, last but not least, is the invasive road noise at speed due to its boxy shape.

2020 Kia Soul exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

There are hopefully a plethora of other appealing and compelling choices in the segment including the Honda HR-V, Mazda 3, Volkswagen SportWagen, Jeep Renegade, and the Ford Focus.

2020 Kia Soul – Trims Offered

The five-seat wagon is available in + (Plus), base, and ! (Exclaim).

Exterior Colors & 2020 Kia Soul Interior Review

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The base model’s list of features include a rear folding 60/40-split seatbacks, full power accessories, a 4.3” touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an adjustable driver’s seats height, a rear privacy glass, 16” alloy wheels, a cloth upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, driver-selectable steering settings, satellite and HD radio, and cruise control.

2020 Kia Soul interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Upgrading to the Soul + trim models gets you everything on the base plus an upgraded cloth upholstery, a gloss black grille, a front seat center armrest, keyless entry, foglights, a more powerful engine, a cargo cover, a rear-seat foldable armrest, and a 12-V power outlet.

2020 Kia Soul rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Options offered for the Soul + model include a simulated leather cabin trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8” touchscreen interface, Kia’s Uvo eServices infotainment service, an automatic climate control, HD and satellite radio, and upgraded interior accents.

2020 Kia Soul interior, side view, leather seats

The Soul!, on top of what the Soul + offers, adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, power-folding side mirrors, chrome interior accents, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather upholstery, body-colored bumpers and fascia accents. More surprises should be expected on its release date in terms of the features and technologies, packages, and color palette offered.

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Options available for the Soul! Include a special leather upholstery, forward collision warning, xenon headlights, a lane-departure warning system, and LED taillights.

2020 Kia Soul Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2020 Kia Soul is offered by two engines: a base four-cylinder 1.6L engine rated at 130 hp and 118 lbs. ft. of torque, and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine able to churn out 164 horsepower and 151 pounds-ft. of torque.

The base mill is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission system while the 2.0L models are offered with a 6-speed auto transmission system.

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The fuel economy estimations for the base model stand at 24/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 24/31/27 mpg for the Soul! and + models.

Zipping from 0-60 miles with the Soul! Needs about 8.7 seconds – a rather lackluster acceleration in its segment.

2020 Kia Soul Release Date & Price

2020 Kia Soul Release date

A starting MSRP of about $15,800 and $31,950 should be expected for the 2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV respectively. Its release date should be expected in the middle of 2020 .

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