• Aug 15th 2008 at 12:01AM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Cadillac SRX

If the vehicle pictured above looks vaguely familiar, it should. We basically saw it last January at CES and the Detroit Auto Show as the Cadillac Provoq concept. Replace the slatted grille with a standard Cadillac unit and the E-Flex fuel cell drivetrain with a conventional gas V6 and you have the new 2010 Cadillac SRX. The new SRX should be on the streets by this time next year replacing the current tall wagon that has only been marginally successful. Going forward, Cadillac has basically taking the first-gen SRX and split it into two vehicles, each of which is more focused on a particular segment. This vehicle that continues to wear the SRX badge will be a chunkier, more SUV-like vehicle, while those looking for a more car-like ride can go for the new CTS Sport Wagon. Cadillac isn't give out a lot of details about its new CUV yet, but that rarely stops us from some speculation. While the current SRX is based on the same Sigma platform used by the CTS and STS, the new one has a different architecture. It is also believed to have a transverse-mounted drive train with the possibility of front or all-wheel-drive. Based on its size, it is thought to be an improved, next generation version of the Theta mid-size CUV platform currently used by the Saturn Vue. The SRX, which has previously been referred to as the BRX, will share this new platform with the upcoming Saab 9-4X CUV. For now GM is only releasing these three images, but the vehicle itself will probably debut early in 2009, perhaps at the Detroit Auto Show.

[Source: Cadillac]



All-New, Next-Generation SRX Coming in 2009

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Today Cadillac provided a special sneak preview of the next-generation SRX Crossover, a 2010 model that will launch worldwide in mid-2009.The all-new SRX is intended to bring a more dynamic alternative to the heart of the luxury crossover segment, featuring a fresh iteration of Cadillac's signature design language.

"The next-generation SRX is the result of the continued exploration and refining of Cadillac design language, with the goal of creating dramatic presence in the luxury crossover space," says Clay Dean, Cadillac design director.

The all-new SRX debuts at major global auto shows later this year, at which time complete details will be released. The 2010 model will replace the current SRX Crossover, which launched in 2004 as a key component of Cadillac's ongoing product renaissance and global expansion. This next-generation crossover is similar in styling and proportion to Cadillac's Provoq Concept that appeared in many auto shows during 2008.

The all-new production model is being developed to achieve excellent driving dynamics and wet-weather traction, with an elegantly modern cabin designed to accommodate five passengers and ample cargo.

"The next-generation SRX, along with the new CTS Sport Wagon, showcases Cadillac taking its dramatic design into new directions, particularly cars and crossovers that are the right size at the right time for today's luxury consumers," said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      From the front 3/4 view, it has a lot of Saturn Vue in it, which is unfortunate, given that it's actually not (exactly) the same platform, and that the vehicle actually looks fairly distinct from most angles. Maybe it's how that fender vent plays with the side glass that looks similar?

      Is this RX sized? It looks a little smaller.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks pretty good overall. MUCH better than the current one. If only they didn't put the Focus-'style' side vente on...
      • 7 Years Ago
      not a vue in my opinion (get it! its a pun!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      not your daddy's caddy
      i like it
      • 7 Years Ago
      im loving the new cadillac
      they are finally dropping the old folk image with these new designs
      i jsut hope they can get out a new halo car soon
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cadillac seems to be moving away from absolute world-class
      performance and engineering to Lexus-like pseudo-luxury.

      This thing will battle the Lexus RX for real estate agent sales...
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Cadillac seems to be moving away from absolute world-class
        performance and engineering to Lexus-like pseudo-luxury".

        LOL. I think you're getting a little ahead of yourself. Sure the CTS is currently the best car Cadillac offers & it's the best product from Caddy in decades but world class performance & engineering?! Please...not quite!
        Cadillac still has a long way to go before to you categorize the whole brand as being "world class".
        • 7 Years Ago
        What I meant to say is...

        "Cadillac seems to be moving away from *targeting* absolute world-class performance and engineering to *targeting* Lexus-like pseudo-luxury."
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks too upright if you will.

      It has a lot of the Q5 in the front overall shape.

      Overall it should be a homerun for caddy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        A lot of Q5 in it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well you can definitely see that a front wheel drive platform is being used. It's a sharp contrast compared to the out-going SRX with its rear-wheel drive roots.

      Can't say I'm overwhelmed by the final results. From the rear its pretty cool. From the front it's typical 21-century Cadillac, but from the side, it looks too generic GM. It's looks like they want this to be on the streets of Europe as the nose and hood look "pedestrian-friendly". In my opinion, "pedestrian friendly" has not translated into good-looking friendly in any car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Caddy Vue! That Caddy that won't zig.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, my dad's on his second SRX right now. Loves it. But I'm sure he won't be getting one of these once his lease is up. Doesn't have the same vibe to it.

      (I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree that it looks a bit Vue-ish from the side, but heck yeah, it's got fins!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah! I just noticed those...gotta love the fins...I'd rather that be the big trend onc ars again than the fender vent!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another great design. This and the CTS should kill it. STS, not so much.
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