NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

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    NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX
    After months of teasing...we see the whole SRX.
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    January 4, 2009

    Short Take: Cadillac's latest version of the SRX luxury crossover has LOTS of changes to it. This new SRX is based on the new TE (Theta-Epsilon) platform; which is not the same one underpinning the Equinox or Vue! This new luxury crossover platform is front-wheel drive based (a first for the SRX) with optional AWD and an Electronic Limited Slip Differential. Read on for all the details.



    Specifications

    Trims: FWD, AWD

    Engines/Transmissions:
    3.0L VVT E85 Capable High-Feature V6 with direct-injection: 260 HP/221 lb.ft. (6T70 6-speed transmission)
    2.8L Turbocharged High-Feature V6: 300 HP/295 lb.-ft. (Aisin AF40 6-speed automatic) [Premium Fuel Required]

    Fuel Economy:
    **Not Yet Released**

    Features:

    • Bluetooth
    • Reverse Sensing System
    • Push-Button Start
    • Pop-Up Navigation System
    • Adjustable Power Liftgate
    • 18" and 20" Wheels
    • Electronic Parking Brake
    • eLSD with AWD
    • Illuminating Door Sill Plates (when door is opened)
    • ECOMode (driver selectable)
    • Oversized Sunroof
    • Adaptive Forward Lighting (with HID)
    • Integrated Hard Drive
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • ...and more


    Distinctive design and craftsmanship

    “Cadillac is known for bold design. The 2010 SRX Crossover builds on that reputation,” said Clay Dean, Cadillac global design director. “As with the 2008 CTS, we advanced our Art and Science design to create a crossover for style-conscious customers. The exterior features a dramatic diving gesture on the body side to impart the feeling of movement, even at rest.”

    A multi-piece shield grille and Cadillac’s iconic vertical headlamps – with light pipe technology and available adaptive forward lighting – are the face of the SRX. They blend into a tightly wrapped, sweeping body that tapers downward at the rear, giving the vehicle a sporty profile, Dean said.

    The SRX features a wide stance, minimal overhang and wheels pushed to corners. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard and 20-inch wheels are offered. A bold accent line dives across the body side and culminates at a chrome front fender vent that incorporates a side marker lamp. An integrated spoiler on the rearward edge of the roof extends the sleek lines and improves aerodynamics.

    “Inside the new SRX, technical precision blends with old-world craftsmanship,” Dean said. “Hand-cut-and-sewn coverings on the instrument panel and ambient lighting details convey a finely tailored cabin.”

    An integrated center stack houses controls for climate and audio systems, while the navigation system rises from the center of the instrument panel. A signature example of the SRX’s attention to detail is the Cadillac script logos in the front door sill plates that illuminate when the doors are opened.

    Advanced technology and entertainment systems


    The 2010 SRX features numerous advanced electronic systems. Highlights include a “pop-up” navigation screen with three-dimensional imaging; adaptive forward lighting that swivels the headlamps in synch with vehicle steering; power liftgate with adjustable height setting; integrated hard disc drive for audio storage and a dual-screen system for rear entertainment.

    Bluetooth compatibility is standard, as is OnStar’s turn-by-turn navigation service for buyers who do not select the car’s navigation system option.

    Efficient performance

    The SRX is powered by a new, fuel-efficient direct injected 3.0L V-6 that delivers an estimated 260 horsepower (193 kW) and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Direct injection results in more power, better fuel economy and lower emissions, all will a smaller-displacement package. As a result, the new V-6 engine is expected to raise the SRX’s standard power rating by 5 horsepower, while achieving an estimated 1 0-15-percent fuel economy improvement.

    The 3.0L direct injection V-6 is a smaller-displacement version of the 3.6L, direct injection engine featured in the CTS sport sedan and named one of the world’s 10 Best Engines for 2009 by Ward’s Automotive. Along with direct injection technology, the 3.0L engine employs variable valve timing to optimize power and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

    The Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission helps save fuel by lowering the engine’s rpm at constant highway speeds, while manual shift control enables greater driver interaction when desired. The new SRX includes a driver-selectable “eco mode” that alters transmission shift points to maximize fuel economy.

    “The 2010 SRX will deliver excellent, balanced driving dynamics in all types of weather,” said Bob Reuter, global vehicle chief engineer. “The all-wheel-drive system with electronic limited slip effectively transfers torque not only from front to rear, but also along the rear axle. This system sets a new benchmark for all all-wheel-drive systems, giving the driver control and confidence on any road surface.”

    Traction control is taken a step further on AWD models with the rear eLSD. In icy or wet conditions, the system can transfer up to 100 percent of torque to the wheel that has more grip. The eLSD also gives the driver enhanced control when cornering hard or completing a high-speed maneuver, such as a lane change, by momentarily applying more or less torque to either of the wheels to help the rear of the vehicle more closely follow the direction of the front wheels.

    The suspension includes a real-time damping system in conjunction with AWD that adjusts shock damping rates in response to road conditions for a smooth ride quality.

    Enhanced safety

    SRX’s safety features are designed to protect occupants before, during and after a crash. A strong body structure and chassis that absorbs crash energy is complemented by the use of martensitic steel in the fully enclosed rocker sections. Martensitic steel is one of the strongest available and its use in the rockers helps protect against intrusion during a side-impact crash, while also maintaining the structure during front and rear crashes.

    Additional safety features include standard head curtain side air bags, standard front seat-mounted pelvic/thorax side air bags, front safety belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters, rollover mitigation sensors, a pedal release system, trailer stability assist and OnStar.


    The SRX was also designed to meet European pedestrian protection standards; and the front bumper is positioned for greater compatibility with car bumpers.

    Production begins in the second quarter of 2009, with dealer availability shortly thereafter.

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    Is that all the pictures?

    Does anyone know why they decided to make it have its own platform?
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    Looks beautiful!

    Though, I was wishing for the new Lacrosse...
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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    Wow! The turbo 2.8? I didn't see that one coming!

    This is a true top-notch competitor in this segment. Looks and sounds fantastic.

    I love the current SRX, and this one clearly looks to exceed and build on its reputation.
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    This isn't exactly big news, and arts and science is getting old fast, but I do like what I see. And I wouldn't mind one at all if it was priced right.

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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    Very nice! Looks better in these pictures than the first set.
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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Is that all the pictures?

    Does anyone know why they decided to make it have its own platform?
    The 9-4x also shares the TE platform with the SRX.

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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    very cool!

    is this much bigger than the vue? is this like an rdx size wise or more like mdx?
    will the turbo 2.8 find his way into other cars? *cough-camaro-cough*

    good job gm

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    Is Saab still going to have a version?

    This one is too over the top for me.I could go for a Saab or Saturn version if Saab is sold.

    Interior is too dull for over styled out.
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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    I'm not into CUV's but this one looks dam good. I believe Cadillac will have a winner on its hands.


    I don't see the logic in a 2.8 liter turbo 300hp motor though. Wouldn't it have just made more sense to install the 3.6 liter DI 300hp motor ?

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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    I waited until midnight to see a car I have already seen on this forum. At least we got to see the inside too. Looks amazing. I think the Equinox wins on exterior looks however. Overall, I am very impressed with General Motors circa 2009 so far.

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    Nice to see my patent being put to good use!

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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyRules View Post
    The 9-4x also shares the TE platform with the SRX.
    k thanks, I was worried that it was just for this car and nothing else.
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    Re: NAIAS 09: 2010 Cadillac SRX

    WOW! Very very nice!

    You gotta love this interior!




    I wonder what Magescuro has to say abut the new SRX?? Probably something negative as usual.

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