The replacement for the Cadillac SRX is expected to be shown this fall, possibly at the LA Auto Show. The Detroit News reports that the next SRX will likely be wearing the XT name, along with a number to designate where it stands in the lineup. Many analysts believe that the SRX replacement will be named the XT5.
The SRX has proven to be a big seller for the brand since it moved to the front-wheel drive Theta platform. Last year, Cadillac moved 53,578 SRX models. But the model is getting long in the tooth. Sales so far this year have dropped 17.5 percent to 12,294 vehicles.
"Cadillac's current SRX is one of the oldest products in the segment. The XT5 is part of Cadillac's new nomenclature, and will need to provide some serious features if Cadillac continues to hope to eat into share of the luxury leaders," said Akshay Anand, analyst for Kelley Blue Book.
Source: The Detroit News