Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Reveal : 2010 Cadillac SRX; revealed before Detroit Auto Show

It's just time before the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. So some automakers have the trend to release pictures and information before the live debut. And Cadillac is one of them. Cadillac has just shown this all-new generation of SRX, and it seems they have improved it over the horrible last generation.
For starters, the new SRX is based on the Theta architecture platform, as same as the new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. However, the main SRX improvement is the look. The previous SRX was scaringly ugly, but with Cadillac's new traditional grill, the bulky head and tail lights, and 20-inch rims, this is much better to look at. Inside too, it gets a “pop-up” navigation screen with bluetooth and On-Star, 3-spoke steering wheel, sporty seats and ofcourse lots of polished wood.
Mechanically, the new SRX loses the V8. However, the 2010 SRX will be offered with two new engines. First one is a 3.0L direct injected V6 with 260hp and 221lb-ft of torque. Second one is a new 2.8L turbocharged V6 with 300hp and 295lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy will be around (testing is not complete yet) 25mpg on the highway.
This generation SRX gets a new All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. The AWD system is optional and includes an advanced electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) that distributes torque as needed from side to side along the rear axle, as well as from the front to rear axle.
2010 SRX will debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show this month. Production for the 2010 Cadillac SRX will begin in summer of 2009 with sales to start shortly after.

This is probably not the only Cadillac to be shown in Detroit, rumors still say that Cadillac will show a Volt-based car. Let us see what happens then.

Source: [Cadillac]

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