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According to Straightline, General Motors plans to drop its 2-Mode hybrid powertrain in the new Cadillac SRX at some unspecified date in the not-too distant future. GM had been planning to put its 2-Mode system in the latest Saturn Vue sometime this year, but that vehicle's status in the struggling automaker's lineup is most definitely in flux, leading us to believe that the Chevy Equinox could instead be the first application of the sophisticated hybrid powertrain outside the big rear-wheel drive trucks and SUVs it's currently installed in. Time will tell.

Because the new Cadillac SRX's platform differs somewhat from the one underpinning the Chevy Equinox and Saturn Vue, it's likely that a little extra engineering work will be required to make all the pieces fit and play together nicely. In any case, we would expect a similar package as what has been planned for the Vue, namely a direct-injected 3.6L V6 engine mated up with an automatic transmission featuring twin 55kW electric motors powered by a 300V battery.


[Source: Straightline]


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      • 6 Months Ago
      GM please do not cover this with HYBRID stickers.
      • 6 Months Ago
      GM waited far too long. their two mode (true hybrid not that sorry excuse for a hybrid that's in the malibu!!) has been available for quite some time, but they refuse to put it in anything worth less than 40k!

      I do agree with the poster that the srx does not need those HUGE hybrid stickers alond the trim of the cuv. god I saw a tahoe hybrid and I thought that was way too much, this coming from a prius owner!!
      • 6 Months Ago
      Everybody complains about the 'fake' hybrid that GM put in the Malibu/Aura/etc., but in 5 years just about every new car will need this 'start/stop' system as a minimum (in order to meet CAFE regs) because of the lower cost than having a full hybrid.
      harlanx6
      • 6 Months Ago
      The court will be deciding that. GM better not get ahead of themselves right now. When they ran the well dry, they lost the right to make anymore questionable decisions. Whether the bankruptcy court will be capable of making better decisions is doubtful, but they will be making them.
        harlanx6
        • 6 Months Ago
        @harlanx6
        Just watch, I give GM no more than 10 days before chapter 11.
        • 6 Months Ago
        @harlanx6
        GM has not declared bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court has no sway over them.
      • 6 Months Ago
      I don't know why GM can't grasp such a simple concept: you introduce expensive tech on the high-end models & brands (to help cope with the added costs associated with it,) then extend it to the rest of the lineup & brands once you've driven the costs down.
        • 6 Months Ago
        You have no evidence they would not have taken initial losses on their hybrids even if they sold them in expensive cars first.
        • 6 Months Ago
        Like how Toyota debuted their hybrid system on a Lexus. Or Honda on an Acura. Ford on a Lincoln. Or Nissan on an Infiniti.

        In reality, none of these things happened.

        Toyota, Honda and Nissan debuted their hybrid systems on some of their cheapest cars, and Ford on their cheapest SUV.
        • 6 Months Ago
        and they took initial losses. wow you're good.