• 14
2010 Cadillac SRX 2.8T – Click above for high-res image gallery

Remember the Cadillac Converj, the beautiful plug-in hybrid concept that General Motors was going to build but then decided against bringing to market? That program is still as dead as ever (at least as far as we know), but Reuters is reporting that the luxury marque is still interested in putting a PHEV powertrain into one of its vehicles, in this case a version of the Cadillac SRX crossover. Sources say the PHEV SRX would share some of the technology from the Chevrolet Volt and from the plug-in hybrid SUV programs that Buick and Saturn worked on.

This is not the first time the SRX has been targeted for a greening. Back in April 2009, we heard that the Cadillac SRX was supposed to get GM's two-mode hybrid powertrain installed, but that never happened. Our own sources say that no plug-in SRX will be shown at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but we might see it in 2011. Maybe.

[Source: Reuters]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know why anyone would buy this overweight, slow, gussied up Chevy Equinox.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The vehicle has shot up from bottom feeder to 2nd best selling in the segment since the redesign. You may not know why, but the bottom line is Cadillac and its many new happy SRX customers do.

        The SRX Theta platform IS related to the Equinox and Vue, however it is a premium Theta version specifically for the SRX (and 9-4X).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Have GM CEOs lost their mind! 2010 Cadillac SRX 2.8T is the ugliest Cadillac. The front is as ugly as its back-cheap. I know the reason why Cadillacs are now ugly. GM CEOs chooses to hire only Whites to design styles their Cadillacs. GM has to start involving Americans of all races to design styles and engines of their Cadillacs. We have in this country brains of African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Spanish-Americans, Indian-Americans. Their input can improve GM car qualities. I have also seen their Buicks- They look terrible. Now what bothers me most is GM ad which boasts GM car engines are designed and made in Germany. Are GM CEOs not ashamed with that ad? Does it mean we Americans are so stupid unable to design and make good engines for GM? Further, I am bothered by present styles of GM and Ford cars and minivans. GM and Ford are copying Milano-the Nissan minivan. GM and Ford minivans end-up looking ugly. The combination of color and GM-Milano-style minivans end-up horrible. I will never buy a GM or Ford Milano-style car or minivan. Lastly, I am bothers by styles of GM and Ford cars front head lamps. All cars head lamps now look like Northern Koreans eyes. Do these companies think eyes people of other races are ugly? We need head-lamps of cars to reflect eyes of American people. I will write to President Obama to fire GM CEOs for their stupidity and bias against people of other races. Whites-only is now un-American.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Cadillac needs to get a new designer. Their cars look like a block that a kid has used a knife to whittle on. Dig up Harley Earl.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a shame......

      What the gov't and the corps ought to be doing is rushing head over heals to LNG/propane/CNG or hydrogen power for cars. Heavy trucks, buses and many municipal and utility company vehicles already are on the road and running "green" just fine.

      Where we are going to get the electricity to re-charge and what we are going to do with all of the dead/used-up batteries is still unknown.

      My hope is that we will leave the electric cars in the showrooms and they will pass slowly away just like ethanol is passing away.

      We have good technology and "re-fill" station know how.

      How ignore-ant can we be????????????????
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice, green light it asap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I not too sure how I feel about this. It could be seen as a luxury technological achievement, though on the other hand, current hybrids have a somewhat "economy car" image.

      I think that GM should try to do a leapfrog, and quickly start investment/research into the new solid-state-batteries - that could be an industry game changer in the long term.
        • 4 Years Ago
        None of them is a plug-in hybrid, though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lexus, Lincoln and Porsche already make hybrids, and Audi will be soon. GM's a little late to breaking the mold.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, we really can't fault GM for at least attempting to break the mold. Hybrids may have an "economy car" image, but someone has to make it luxurious without any compromises.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd be a lot more excited about this headline if it said, "Cadillac working on a 420 hp 3.6L twin turbo AWD SRX."
        • 4 Years Ago
        If / when Caddy gets a Lambda CUV, we just might see that configuration.

        And it would be awesome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The last RWD based one didn't sell. This one does. The Lexus RX (the #1 selling vehicle in this category) proves that a sporty RWD chassis is wasted on the primary demographic that buys this type of vehicle. Cadillac wised up and decided not to waste money doing that again and instead reap the benefits of improved sales and profit margins.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would I want a hybrid Cadillac when I have a modern diesel Mercedes Benz
      A new Mercedes Benz diesel E class delivers 42 miles per gallon
      The S class Hybrid offered in Europe is Diesel Electric and will run at better than 120mph on the German highways
      It is also rummored that Cadillac is building s diesel Caddy to try to break into
      the European. The only Cadillacs that are in Europe is when the Pres. Visits anbd takes his two with him BB
    • Load More Comments