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Pebble Beach: 2010 Cadillac SRX debuts

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For release: Aug. 15, 2008, 12:01 a.m. EDT

SNEAK PREVIEW: 2010 CADILLAC SRX CROSSOVER

All-New, Next-Generation SRX Coming in 2009

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Today Cadillac provided a special sneak preview of the next-generation SRX Crossover, a 2010 model that will launch worldwide in mid-2009.The all-new SRX is intended to bring a more dynamic alternative to the heart of the luxury crossover segment, featuring a fresh iteration of Cadillac’s signature design language.

“The next-generation SRX is the result of the continued exploration and refining of Cadillac design language, with the goal of creating dramatic presence in the luxury crossover space,” says Clay Dean, Cadillac design director.

The all-new SRX debuts at major global auto shows later this year, at which time complete details will be released. The 2010 model will replace the current SRX Crossover, which launched in 2004 as a key component of Cadillac’s ongoing product renaissance and global expansion. This next-generation crossover is similar in styling and proportion to Cadillac’s Provoq Concept that appeared in many auto shows during 2008.

The all-new production model is being developed to achieve excellent driving dynamics and wet-weather traction, with an elegantly modern cabin designed to accommodate five passengers and ample cargo.

“The next-generation SRX, along with the new CTS Sport Wagon, showcases Cadillac taking its dramatic design into new directions, particularly cars and crossovers that are the right size at the right time for today’s luxury consumers,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager.

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Yes, nice taillight design. The rest is a mess.

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Looks cheap. It doesn't have the aggressive profile of the Germans, or the CTS Wagon, but hey, Lexus's FWD-based RX does well enough. That's probably the SRX's new target, and I don't blame Cadillac. Real estate agents and the like are into that sort of thing.

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SRX_02.jpg

The front looks too big for the rest of the car. It looks horrible, and has nasty overhang too.

I bet I could do a better job. Oh wait...

Cadillac-BRX-Profile2.jpg

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The front looks too big for the rest of the car. It looks horrible, and has nasty overhang too.

I bet I could do a better job. Oh wait...

Cadillac-BRX-Profile2.jpg

Eh... I don't think the overhangs are bad... just the front and rear lights are shallow...

And your idea for a BRX looks too much like the CTS wagon... There's a market for both the CTS & SRX.

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like i've said, caddy needed to make a caddy for chicks, cause women don't like the current one.

the tiguan of caddies.

korean caddy.

it disgraces the srx name, but women will like it so caddy whored the badge out on this one. it should have been BRX. the rendering posted above looks nicer almost.

as long as there is a nook for the purse in the front this should give caddy the ability to steal those moving up from their mercury mariners and rav 4's and the like.

i see someone who likes the RDX liking this also for some reason.

the styling really should have been more badass on this thing. looks like they were really limited by the platform on this thing.

look out Q5! LOL

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Love the fins. The rest of it is overwrought... too much "style" slathered onto a small canvas. Trying too hard to retain its soon-to-be abandoned place in the market, as I said in the other thread, this confirms it for me.
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I don't really like the way they did the side vents, judging from the picture. Reminds me of the Focus. Maybe it's the way the line flows diagonally across the side, making it look less natural.

But I'll have to see it in person first.

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It's OK...and I bet it'll sell much better than the current model, but my concern is that this type of product is what we can expect from GM when they're depending upon said intros to save the company.

It looks like a Vue with a Caddy suit--it simply isn't special in the way that you'd like a Caddy to be (CTS*cough*).

I'm sorry, but even the most sheltered Caddy fan has to be concerned about this effort.

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It's....a FWD Caddy. :nono:

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I think it looks too much like a Vue or Equinox also, and I don't like the wheels. This is a step backwards from the current SRX, and will probably move down market in price.

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It's....a FWD Caddy. :nono:

Yeah..sadly, it's FWDness is all too apparent by the short front wheelwell to door distance...totally innapropriate for a Caddy.

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Like most of you I'd like it to be Sigma based, but I don't dislike this... except for one thing: the grille and front bumper have too much of a horizontal theme that doesn't go well with those huge vertical headlamps. Something closer to the concept's front bumper would have looked far better IMHO.

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I see no reason why this <as a BRX> and an updated/upgraded SRX on Sigma couldn't co-exist.

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It's....a FWD Caddy. :nono:

Just when the Cadillac lineup was starting to look

liek GM "gets it" ...this is what replaces the SRX?

Unreal. :angry:

This is an SRX by name only, overall it has some

very nice touches, and although that side-vent

this is so played out that even the @^$*ing

Ford Fucus has them, obviously the biggest gripe

is that profile.

DF said it all, those two pics. are worth well over

2,000 words, this is YET another example of a

stupid compromise on GM's part.

I'm so sick to death of mediocrity where there is

oportunity for near perfection, esp. on GM's part!

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It's....a FWD Caddy. :nono:

I think they could redeem it if they put the 3.6DI in it and made it only AWD.

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So at the risk of looking dense, is this based on Theta Premium?

If so, does this mean almost every GM brand is going to have at least 1 Theta vehicle?

1. Chevrolet Equinox

2. Pontiac Torrent (going away in favor of GMC variant?)

3. Saturn VUE

4. GMC Terrain

5. SAAB 9-4X

6. Cadillac SRX

Am I missing any?

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It's OK...and I bet it'll sell much better than the current model, but my concern is that this type of product is what we can expect from GM when they're depending upon said intros to save the company.

It looks like a Vue with a Caddy suit--it simply isn't special in the way that you'd like a Caddy to be (CTS*cough*).

I'm sorry, but even the most sheltered Caddy fan has to be concerned about this effort.

makes you wonder if the lambda caddy will be an effort like this SRX or like the CTS Wagon. i pray for the latter.

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I hope it fails worse than the original SRX, because unlike the original this deserves to fail. It really does look like a Korean Knockoff of a Cadillac, which is basically what it is.

I hate how big the nose looks in profile...it's very tall and has a large overhang, like the nose of the bigger Escalade was grafted onto a Vue. I also hate how the character line dips too low towards the front...reminds me of the Nissan Altima.

I hope the CTS wagon does very well in sales so they pull this out f the market. FWD does not the Standard of the World make.

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So at the risk of looking dense, is this based on Theta Premium?

If so, does this mean almost every GM brand is going to have at least 1 Theta vehicle?

1. Chevrolet Equinox

2. Pontiac Torrent (going away in favor of GMC variant?)

3. Saturn VUE

4. GMC Terrain

5. SAAB 9-4X

6. Cadillac SRX

Am I missing any?

Yes, this is on Theta Premium. The Pontiac Torrent is supposed to be replaced by the GMC Terrain. Buick, AFAIK, isn't getting one yet...though I could see a business case for a smaller sibling for the Enclave..

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I hope it fails worse than the original SRX, because unlike the original this deserves to fail. It really does look like a Korean Knockoff of a Cadillac, which is basically what it is.

I hope the CTS wagon does very well in sales so they pull this out f the market. FWD does not the Standard of the World make.

sorry yoda, but the srx will probably sell better than the wagon as it wagons don't sell that well in NA and cute-utes do. and if i were you, i'd hope that a bunch of young real estate broker women types by the srx in droves, cause what other vehicles does caddy have to draw them into the dealership? um, oh wait, there aren't any. they'll go by X3, RDX, Tiguan, whatever mercedes is selling, Q5, MKX,

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sorry yoda, but the srx will probably sell better than the wagon as it wagons don't sell that well in NA and cute-utes do.

Which is a shame, because it's not what a Cadillac should be.

In all honesty the front and rear 3/4 views are ok, but the profile is just crap.

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