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    Rumorpile: 3 Crossovers For 1 Cadillac

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    August 29, 2013

    Currently in the Cadillac lineup, there is only one crossover, the SRX. But a new report from Reuters says that lineup will grow to three by 2017.

    Three automotive supplier sources who know of Cadillac's plans say that a replacement for the midsize SRX will be the first model to arrive around in 2016. A year after, a small and large crossover will bookend the midsize model.

    Why three crossovers? Cadillac is in the middle of fleshing out its product lineup to better compete with the likes of the German automakers in the U.S. and in China. With the likes of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz adding crossovers of all sizes to satisfy the need of crossovers, Cadillac wants a slice of that.

    Source: Reuters

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    Hopefully SRX goes to Alpha platform. I could see them doing a Gamma or Delta based crossover to take on the GLA, then SRX gets redone off teh Equinox platform and a Lambda crossover is added. But what good does 3 FWD crossovers do them? Plus Lambda came out in 2007, is Cadillac going to get a version of it in 2016, it will be really dated by then.

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    Well this is what I do know.

    The Omega will supply one of the Crossovers if what GM is indicating is correct.

    The first Omega is the LTS sedan in 3rd QRT 2015 as a 2016. The next will be a Crossover Omega for Cadillac. Then they will follow with coupe and or convertible.

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    So where does the Omega crossover slot in? Above the Escalade? And can Cadillac support 2 SUVs in high price range, when their previous high dollar offerings have failed. I'm seeing a $30k small crossover, a new SRX at $40k and a Lambda crossover at $50k. That way they can keep the Escalade at $65k as their top SUV. And is Escalade is going to have a word for a name, then all Cadillacs should. It makes no sense to make a BRX, SRX, CRX, Subaru WRX, or XRX or whatever they come up with for the 3 crossovers, then call the other SUV Escalade. Everything should have a name, Alphabet soup names have failed Cadillac and Lincoln, Infiniti has a mess of a naming structure too. These companies so desperately want to copy the Germans they will do anything.

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    If a sub-SRX crossover is coming from Cadillac, I hope to hell it isn't as staggeringly cheap as the bmw X3 I was checking out today, because if it's as little as twice as good, I'd rather they skip that segment entirely.

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    No! No! I don't want a Caddy cross over! I don't know if it's just me but I feel like crossovers have very limited appeal, so I don't think it would be a good business move.

    The SRX has been Cadillac's best selling model in the United States since 2010. Crossovers have the largest appeal of pretty much any vehicle category out there.

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    I agree there is a mass appeal it seems for these. The first time I was in one, it felt like I was in the belly of a june bug. The ride was better than I expected but it had a sort of old fashioned "station wagon" feel to it (in a rounder, wider sort of way). Maybe that is the appeal.

    Sheeple love crossovers.

    Crossovers = safety

    Crossovers = prestige

    Crossovers = more passenger space

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