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    Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed
    SRX Turbo becomes history after one year on the market.
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    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.
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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Soooo...can we get a better engine now?
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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    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 A5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
    Well, guess you can't argue with success... sales are sales.
    But remember the XLR - when the "new" wears-off, wouldn't you rather have the DI 3.6 under the hood??
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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    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 A5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
    Yeah, because it is more of a RX350 competitor and priced accordingly. And BTW GM, the RX is whooping the SRX's behind.

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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Maybe this will be a chance to do something right with the engines for the SRX. HOPEFULLY it will.

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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    So are they going to put the 3.6DI in there now or what?

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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Quote Originally Posted by Darc Requiem View Post
    So are they going to put the 3.6DI in there now or what?
    Sticking to just the 3.0L

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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    Sticking to just the 3.0L
    Any chance the 3.0 gets reworked for better low end torque and fuel economy?

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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    Was it really on the market for a year?

    3.6 needs to be an option. The faster, the better.

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    Sigh. It was a little pricey for the that engine option at any rate. Would still like to see a more powerful version of the SRX though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    Sticking to just the 3.0L
    NSAP, do you know why GM is afraid to put the 3.6 DI engine from the CTS in the SRX and the lesser 3.6 DI from the the Lacrosse in the Equinox and Terrain ? What is the reasoning here, GM sometimes makes no sense !!!! The 3.0 is not a bad engine but it needs more Torque !! Ford uses the 3.5 and the 3.7 in the Edge and the MKX !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyRules View Post
    Yeah, because it is more of a RX350 competitor and priced accordingly. And BTW GM, the RX is whooping the SRX's behind.
    RX whoops everyone.... Its a legend in this segment, the SRX could be perfect and the RX would still outsell it.
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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    I suppose this won't make too much a difference in sales but it's no way to be competitive in the market.

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    I hate the 3.0, but it seems to be working pretty well for the SRX... I really hope GM gets moving on that 3.0 TT or just drop the 3.6 DI into the SRX...
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    Re: Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed

    How about the Pentastar 3.6? If GM will not invest in a proper motor for the SRX, then it can at least buy one from an external company. The Chrysler motor would be far better than the current good-for-a-boat-anchor-only GM 3.0.

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