• Jul 16th 2007 at 8:02AM
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While Cadillac's latest offerings have been significantly improving the iconic American luxury marque's appeal, the SRX, despite being a very good car, has been a bit of thorn in its lineup. Fortunately its replacement, earmarked for a 2011 launch, is shaping up to be a car-length or two in the right direction.

Instead of the rather van-like current model, the replacement is reportedly taking a smaller form to target the likes of the BMW X3, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLK and company, which may come as a shock for American buyers who are more attuned to Cadillac SUVs of Escalade proportions. Although designed with the European market in mind, unlike the BLS sedan, the new crossover will be offered in the US.

Although the new crossover will share in Cadillac's current "Art & Science" design language, with a sharp crease running up the hood flanked by vertical headlights and slab-sided flanks et al, the SRX replacement is expected to have a more rounded greenhouse.

Sharing its platform with Saab's upcoming 9-4 crossover (itself a replacement for the likewise larger 9-7x) and some mechanicals from the General's latest and versatile Epsilon platform, insiders predict a range of engines including GM's latest direct-injection 3.6-liter V6, a new six-cylinder diesel, and the possibility of hybrid and ethanol power alternatives.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I am confident that GM won't screw this one up, the current SRX is far from dissapointing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Funny how Cadillac threw a hissy fit and refused when Saab wanted to use the SRX platform for what became the 9-7x, but now they will share Saabs platform.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If only the General would get wise to diesels... :(
        • 8 Years Ago
        If only people would read past posts on autoblog. There was a whole thing on how GM is introducing 3-4 new diesel motors in the near future.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I'm as big a fan of GM as anybody, but let's be honest... I don't care how many employees of theirs say "oh my god guys, look, a diesel!", it's NOT something smart to believe until you SEE it from them, which could take a while. ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not sure I would call the SRX van-like. Wagon like, but not van-like.

      The SRX will also be replaced by the CTS wagon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I thought they were just going to bring over a smaller CUSV to compete adn leave the SRX alone.

      this way they would have an X3 and an X5 competitor, als Infiniti EX and FX
      • 8 Years Ago
      Smaller, bigger, kept the same - whatever, this is one of the ugliest vehicles on the planet!
        • 8 Years Ago
        And what CUV would you consider attractive?
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