• Feb 20th 2007 at 8:53AM
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The current SRX looks good, its interior was updated for '07, it seats seven, it's a Crossover with somewhat decent MPG, and for some reason it just hasn't caught on yet. There were only 22,000 SRXs sold in 2006, which equals about one-fifth of Lexus RX350 sales. Disappointing sales and pushed back updates fed speculation that the vehicle could even be phased out.

However, looking at this mule leaves evidence that there may be more SRX in our future. The large mesh air-intakes up front replace the lower light assembly found on the '07 model and the addition of V-Series brakes and wheels look darn cool on pretty much anything. There are some sweetly-revised tail lights and the headlights look tweaked as well, while somebody over at Cadillac has a sense of humor, as the SRX is sporting a set of Buick Lucerne portholes at the A-pillar. The holes could be helping to increase air-flow for a bigger, badder engine. We can only hope, but we doubt they're meant for production. An earlier Autoblog review of the SRX was very favorable, and we're hoping to see more SRX Caddy's in the near future.

[Source: Leftlanenews]

NOTE: The rest of the Autoblog team has weighed in, and we're 90% certain this is a mule for the high-performance SRX-V.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      portholes on the A-pillar? do the "vents" not reside on the FENDER?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Refresed Face-Lift
      As far as i know the V models have that chromey grill that hauntingly reminds me of GMC
      • 8 Years Ago
      Caddy should just kill it!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      My own review of the 2007 SRX was less favorable than AB's. Essentially, I said Cadillac needed to take better advantage of the SRX' lower center of gravity compared to other SUVs by offering a true performance variant. The current V8 is okay, but the suspension and steering don't exactly make the crossover exciting to drive.

      If these shots mean they're addressing my request, then I'll be a happy camper.

      My review:

      • 8 Years Ago
      Pardon me, but it's ugly as hell. Besides CTS and STS Cadillact is a perfect example of bad taste. SRX is simply hedious, designed by a 4-year-old
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder who's this car is aimed at?
      It's so ugly.

      Cadillac should kill of the SUV/pick up trucks and concentrate on what Cadillac is: different and original luxury cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      IN my view all current Cadillac models are ugly and do not reflect the luxury car category. All this alphabet gibberish is also in poor taste. The STS, CTS and remainder of the line look like designs done by amateurs. They are nothing more than big boxes with ugly headlamp assemblies, unsophisticated angular lines.

      Cadillac should take some cues from truly beautiful vehicles, including the Jaguar XJ and SOME German & Japanese luxury models.

      Cadillac was once an elegant and truly luxurious looking vehicle. Who are they supposed to be appealing to these days? God only knows!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The V-series logo is prominently displayed on the front caliper.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think the biggest problem with the SRX was that it carried the old CTS interior. Add to that the fact that the intended target - most likely women looking for an upscale, but not overly large ute, are not necessarily inspired by the rough edges of the Art&Science theme. A redo with the current styling ingenuity of the new CTS could up sales
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess style is based on preference. But in my opinion Cadillac has style down pat. The new CTS is just awesome in my opinion and I'd probably purchase that car over the tired looking 3 series anyday.
      Also, I've driven in a SRX and let me tell you that even with the V6 it drives and handles like a sports sedan. It's fit and finish is also top notch. Don't criticize Caddy if you haven't driven one!
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks too much like a minivan.
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