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Click above for high-res gallery of 2010 Cadillac SRX spy shots

Our inside sources tell us Cadillac is very close to officially debuting its 2010 SRX crossover, but they can take their sweet time now that we have these new spy shots of the Wreath and Crest CUV in nothing but some checkered tape. With all the baggy covering gone from this prototype, we can clearly see its styling closely mimics that of the Provoq Concept, which Rick Wagoner introduced at CES last January. There are a couple of areas where the realities of production have toned down the concept's flair, but the vehicle's overall shape and detail remains. Built on GM's Theta Premium platform, the new SRX replaces the old model that was larger and a surprisingly poor seller. It was surprising because the old SRX was an athletic CUV that seemed to offer on paper what buyers wanted. This new model appears to be a smidge smaller and will likely offer more fuel efficient engines and a smoother ride. Look for its official debut in the coming days and weeks, but for now glance at our gallery below.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Only thing I know about the current SRX is that if you ding a muffler, expect to pay over $1500 to replace everything from the manifolds back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Impressive car. I like it. if you need more information, photos and videos check http://www.theusacar.com/cars/cadillac_srx.htm
      houpe you'll find there some interesting obuot this Cadillac.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, but I think many people will be unhappy the Malibu Maxx butt on it.

      This is very attractive. If I hadn't seen the CTS wagon already, I might be tempted.

      What's with the huge C/D pillars GM?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh no! Theta means FWD-based. Bummer, as all the SRX needed was a good 6-speed manual to make it properly sporting.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If going fast in a straight line is your idea of "sporting" then sure, you can even make a semi truck or a city bus sporty.

        A "proper" sportscar has always been more about handling and responsivenes than power. A high powered truck is far closer to a traditional musclecar (ie: family car with the biggest engine what will fit) than anything truly sporting due to the limitations of high vehicle mass and high CG.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Blar: Any type of vehicle can be sporty if it's tuned to do so, including crossovers. One could use your same argument to say the CTS and STS aren't properly sporting when compared to, say, a Corvette. Within the genre, the SRX was a relatively sporty ride.

        And taking anything from a longitudinal-engine RWD-based platform to a transverse-engine FWD-based platform certainly hurts the potential.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A "properly sporting" truck is an oxymoron anyways.

        This is a vehicle for well-off soccer moms as the CUV is just the modern incarnaiton of the minivan. Anyone with any kind of sporting notion would avoid something with a CG as high as this has and go with the CTS or STS, in -V trim if they have the means. Even the DTS is more sporting than a CUV...
        • 6 Years Ago
        A Blar:

        You should tell that to M-B with their 500+ HP AMG R-Class, ML-Class, and G-Class vehicles. Seems they feel that they can build a sporty version of pretty much anything they make.

        Not to mention the sportiness of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So how many Enclave sales will this steal?
      • 6 Years Ago
      EHHH....I'll take the Saab 9-4x version first.
      • 6 Years Ago
      is that a smiley face where the emblem should be?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Way to go GM. Every red penny needs to be going toward Volt production. Not R&D for this thing, which is guaranteed to be DOA.

        If I were GM, I would close all plants expect a couple. Fire everyone except the Volt team and spend all my money in that arena.

        Then once the volt goes on the market, use it's technology to design all other cars around it and hire a bunch people and buy back all the factories and offices as the company makes profits.
        • 6 Years Ago
        nastinupe: there's a reason why people like you don't work in the automotive industry, and it's probably not why you think
        • 6 Years Ago
        That ain't no Cadillac Sign.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I concur - that is funny. Nice catch!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Um, yea... with glasses...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cadillac, "The Standard of the World" The car of movie stars and millionaires is now playing out as the seller of rebadged GM trucks. They need a luxury car that people will aspire to. The CTS isn't it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dave: The CTS is Cadillacs entry level car, it was never meant to be an aspirational car any more than the 3 series or C class are.

        CTS-V (vs. M5/E63), STS-V (vs. 760Li/S class) and XLR (vs 6 series/SL class) are the flagship fleet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The SRX isn't badge-engineered with another car. It does platform share with the CTS though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        way to provide some insightful comments. -1
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whoever designed this must love the Fiat x1/9. The entire world is going "aero" looking and Cadillac is staying with it's folded cardboard look. I guess it sells.... but I was really hoping for more from them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just really hate crossovers. Give me a wagon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "I just really hate crossovers."

        So do I, that's why I bought a true BOF SUV. =-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is There anything new on this or is it just GMC Acadia rebadging #5 ? or is it #6... I lost count.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This isn't a Lambda, its a Theta II. Saturn VUE (which is Theta 1.5), Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain and Saab 9-4X

        Interesting that there have been new spy shots of the Terrain, Equinox and now SRX in the last few days.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like Lichtronamo beat me to it...

        I might add that this is just platform sharing, so there will be a considerable difference between all of the stated vehicles. So it won't be like the Trailblazer/Envoy/Bravada/9-7x/Rainier (hopefully).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, I think it will do quite well. Its just a shame that it has taken Cadillac this long to come to market with a true RX350/X3/MDX Competitor. I would consider buying one, the Theta-II Platform is very good.

      Other automakers do platform sharing all day long(Honda/Toyota/Nissan, etc), I think the reason that GM gets harpooned for it b/c they feel it is necessary to make a version for everyone of their brands....which I would have thought they learned doesn't work.

      Just my two cents.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They tried not to go that route with the current SRX being luxury sedan based and RWD biased (longitudinally mounted engine) with a V8 option, something those other vehicles didn't offer. It didn't work. So now people can say with hindsight that it would have been better to conform and build one cheap with a FWD V6 only platform shared by some cheaper vehicle (Lex RX350 rides on a modified Camry platform). Somehow though if this car had come along first, and just been a marginal success, behind the Lex, I'm pretty sure people would say Caddy/GM was being dumb for not innovating and just trying to build a RX clone. Yet now some people are complaining that this car's platform is being shared with cheaper GM variants, when the same thing is going on with Lexus and Acura (MDX rides on Pilot platform which is just a modifed Accord chassis) and Infiniti, etc. I don't like badge engineering either, but if GM truly does make this a Cadillac, it really doesn't matter if the bare chassis is used elsewhere, it can still be a premium vehicle regardless. We won't know until it actually arrives.
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