Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed
SRX Turbo becomes history after one year on the market.
January 1, 2011
By: Nick Saporito
In recent weeks there has been speculation that Cadillac would be killing off the turbocharged model of its SRX crossover. The speculation fueled by dealership rumors and recent amendments to GM’s vehicle order guide; both suggesting the cease of production of the turbo model. Today Cadillac PR has confirmed to GMI that the SRX Turbo has been discontinued.
Cadillac spokesperson Robyn Henderson stated that low sales of the turbo model fueled its demise, citing that over 90-percent of SRX sales have been of the 3.0-liter model.
SRX Turbo was powered by GM’s 2.8-liter V-6 with 300 horsepower and 295 feet-pounds of torque. The engine has been criticized in the press for its fuel economy ratings of 15 miles per-gallon city and 22 miles per-gallon highway.
The SRX is now left with GM’s 3.0-liter V-6, which produces 265 horsepower and 223 feet-pounds of torque.
Henderson also stated that the SRX continues to be a sales leader in the luxury crossover segment. Specifically citing that the SRX has a larger share of the market than BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.