• Jun 2nd 2008 at 1:29PM
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If you're a big fan of the current Cadillac SRX, you'll be happy to know that the name will soldier on past 2010 when Cadillac's first CUV is replaced by the production version of the Provoq concept, which is often referred to as the BRX. Inside Line is reporting that GM execs decided the SRX name has enough cache with customers to continue using it instead of the rumored BRX. While the name will stay the same, the vehicle will be entirely new with a FWD platform shared with Saab that replaces the current RWD Sigma one that also underpins the CTS and STS. Engines are rumored to be a base 2.8L V6 and and the direct-inject 3.6L powerplant tuned to around 300 ponies. The new platform will also give GM the opportunity to use technology like its plug-in two-mode system in future Cadillacs without re-engineering it from the ground up.


[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      it's 'cachet', not 'cache'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Technically not if it was meant as caché, but he was just too lazy for the accent.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nope, but they will bring that UTE over as a Pontiac..just stupid.

      The luxury segment is the one place where wagons seem to do well, but no domestics make one here. You can get a Chrysler 300 Wagon in Europe, but not in the US. We had to settle for the Magnum, which was a good idea, but Dodge ignored it when the Charger eclipsed it's sales numbers.

      Oh yeah..and why the hell can't Cadillac use some NAMES on it's cars...I hate Alphabet soup names...when are they going to come out with the XYZ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Same platform as Equinox.

      I doubt big sales.

      CTS wagon will hopefully do better but won't these be priced quite close in price.

      CTS sedan is 32K
      so wagon should be 34K

      BRX 30K?

      weird.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am sure it will also have a Cadillac branded version of xwd. xwd has been well recieved in the Turbo X.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd go with SRX since BRX sounds like "Bricks"...quite inappropiate when it comes to competition.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, remember when car companies made cars?

      Yeah, me neither.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't say I like the shape. The SRX looks leaner, lower and less like, well, every small/midsize crossover out there. It looks like a CTS, just lifted and with a useful cargo area. The rear of the SRX is especially well done, IMO.

      This looks like a Saturn Vue: stubby, tall and fairly generic.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Lexus's RX sells well looking like a generic mommywagon. Cadillac is just trying to cash in on those sales. The sigma based SRX while awesome, looks too much like a wagon for some, plus with the actual CTS wagon coming out it really has no place.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Today I agree with you. I can't see this new platform (sorry- architecture) saving much weight either, since the smaller VUE is a porky #4300, while the Rwd SRX weighs #4100. Perhaps this will be the first model to transition away from the Sigma platform, as the Zeta and Sigma cars were supposed to merge.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I never really liked the look of the SRX from the rear doors back. It just looked butt heavy and from reviews I read, it wasn't very spacious inside considering how big it was on the outside. It got a lot of press when it came out but disappeared very quickly. I am sure this one apes the Lexus RX and MDX more.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thought the photo's used in this article was the next gen Chevy Equinox and not the new BRX/SRX.
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