Cadillac ATS-V getting $4,000 price hike for 2019?

The Cadillac ATS -- one of the segment's underdogs -- is nearing the end of its life cycle. The ATS sedan will retire after the 2018 model year and the coupe won't last for much longer. Cadillac is updating the ATS-V for possibly the last time with more content and a higher price tag, according to a recent report.

The 2019 ATS-V starts at $68,790 after Cadillac adds a mandatory $995 destination charge, according to website CarsDirect. That figure represents a not-insignificant $4,000 increase over the 2018 model.

Cadillac spokesperson JL Lavina told CarsDirect the price increase is accompanied by more standard features. The ATS-V notably comes with the carbon fiber package, which brings carbon fiber inserts in the hood, the front splitter, and the rear diffuser, among other add-ons. The firm charged $5,000 for the package last year.

There are no changes to report under the hood. The ATS-V still uses a twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. It spins the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Customers who prefer an eight-speed automatic need to spend an extra $2,000.

The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V will reach showrooms in the coming weeks. Cadillac hasn't confirmed the information reported by CarsDirect yet but we won't have to wait long to find out if it's accurate.

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