How much did CTS, the new CTS, and the ATS cost to develop and put into production? How much the MKZ?
That wasn't the Question, is the MKZ a better car than the ATS or CTS?
Name a company that develops mediocre products that out performs a company that develops superior products, hint.. It happens all the time.
My point is no one should get too carried away with we out sold Caddy, because the MKZ is merely adequate and excels at being a product that inspires neither passion or disdain, a very ominous start for a product that is supposed to resurrect a brand.
As to the profitability of the ATS or CTS No one knows how profitable or unprofitable these products are. My guess is that they are designed to be profitable at the volumes they were going to be sold at. this also includes Export sales to china and the Rest of the world. After all these aren't cheap cars, there is always a natural cushion with them.