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2007 SRX Changes

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CadillacCTS    0

2007 CADILLAC SRX WHAT’S NEW

Packaging:

• New Sport Package:

-Includes Door Sill Cover, Sport Grille, Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips, Front & Rear Sport Fascias, Chrome Luggage Rack, 20” Polished Aluminum Wheels, P255/150R20 RS Tires, Limited Slip Differential, Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamps and Headlamp Washer.

• Theatre Package (Y46) replaces Rear Seat Entertainment Package (U42) and requires Navigation radio and 5.1 Bose Discrete Digital Surround Sound

Safety:

• Automatic Airbag Suppression for front passenger seat with function similar to CTS and STS

• New body side structure which enhances occupant protection from side impact

Exterior:

• 3 New Exterior Colours – Thunder Grey (30U), Gold Mist (51U), Sunset Blue (78U)

• AWD Badge added similar to STS

• New Wheel Caps – coloured crest, silver wreath

Interior:

New I/P, Centre Console & Door Trim

• New HVAC display

• 2 Levels of real wood trim:

-Door Trim, I/P, and Console (B19)

-Shifter Bezel, Steering Wheel and Shifter Knob (B20) – requires (B19)

• Radio systems including Navigation common with new DTS

• Bose Speakers standard

5.1 Bose Discrete Digital Surround available with Navigation Radio and Theatre Package

• New shifter plate common with CTS

• Air Quality Management System switches automatically to recirculation mode when air quality deteriorates

• Enhanced heated seats which includes 3 heating levels

Mechanical

New 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (V8 only) for improved shift performance

• All V8 require 6-Speed Automatic

• All V6 require 5-Speed Automatic

• V6 Axle Ratio change for improved fuel economy

• New Cadillac-exclusive Premium Key Fob

• Tow/Haul Mode disables Rear Parking Assist

• Front License Plate Bracket only standard in Provinces/Territories where legally required but can still be ordered

• Engine Block Heater optional

Edited by CadillacCTS

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Northstar    11

I heard the SRX wasn't getting the 6-speed, but I guess it is.

Why would they require you to get NAV if you want the rear entertainment? that's rediculous and will cause more than a few buyers to look elsewhere.

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ponchoman49    23

Was hoping Caddy was going to do something to spice up the rather dull looking exterior of the vehicle. Maybe next year. The change in axle ratio to improve economy for the V6 is a good idea as people buying the V6 aren't buying it for max performance.

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pow    106

This is great news! The press loved the SRXs driving dynamics, but the consumer didnt want to live with that interior.

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turbo200    6

this car really needs an extreme makeover....but if advertised correctly, and if the changes to the interior are as significant as they can be--though the wording of this press release is giving me pessimism as to what we may ultimately see--and the exterior changes are smart and classy....this car can definitely add sales. Its dynamics and utility are at the top.....it's just the luxury factor that was missing before. 20" wheels.....about damn time.

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sciguy_0504    0

I heard the SRX wasn't getting the 6-speed, but I guess it is.

Only the V8 model is getting the 6-speed. Better than nothing, IMO.

How come the SRX gets real wood but the Escalade doesn't? Because the Escalade can sell itself without it?

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Northstar    11

It can't be too much longer, the 2006 Product info came out Aug 1 last year, and they should start building '07s pretty soon (they have already started '07 CTSs).

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Derek77    0

I heard the SRX wasn't getting the 6-speed, but I guess it is.

Why would they require you to get NAV if you want the rear entertainment? that's rediculous and will cause more than a few buyers to look elsewhere.

From 2006-05-30 Hydra-Matic Six-Speed Automatics Deliver Performance And Economy For Full-Size Suvs And Performance Cars

The 6L50 will debut in certain 2007 Cadillac STS rear- and all-wheel drive performance sedans and the V-8 powered SRX crossover SUV.

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jbartley    0

I heard the SRX wasn't getting the 6-speed, but I guess it is.

Why would they require you to get NAV if you want the rear entertainment? that's rediculous and will cause more than a few buyers to look elsewhere.

Because the DVD goes in the NAV system, there is no DVD player in the second row, it just plays on that screen. I highly doubt that'll make buyers look elsewhere.

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Paolino    99

Okay.. these are GREAT changes! I'm very anxious to see pictures of the new interior.

I have one comment... the SRX gets real wood interior, yet the more expensive, more luxurious, more desired Escalade gets plood?!

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Croc    268

this car really needs an extreme makeover....

Actually, it just needs a new dash/stack and new door panels. The rest is fine.

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Cadillacfan    0

Well.. the rest could use a style tweak here or there to keep it looking current.. but you're right. If you exclude the interior.. the SRX is one of the best vehicles in it's segment.

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Paolino    99

I always liked the look of the SRX on the outside--the inside, well, it's a CTS, and that's not a good thing. Thank God it'll be fixed!

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Spike    0

Because the DVD goes in the NAV system, there is no DVD player in the second row, it just plays on that screen. I highly doubt that'll make buyers look elsewhere.

The rear DVD system in the SRX does in fact have it's own player. The source of the screen can be either the rear DVD player or the front DVD navigation.

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rueben44    0

I think the SRX look nice the way it is on the outside it just needed new rims. The reason I believe it has not sold well is the dash but that should be solved. Good going GM!

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Northstar    11

Because the DVD goes in the NAV system, there is no DVD player in the second row, it just plays on that screen. I highly doubt that'll make buyers look elsewhere.

Well that may be, but I still say it is going to cost them sales. Not everyone wants to pay an extra $2k+ for NAV so that they can get the DVD player.

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balthazar    1,855

Show me a car yet built that will satisfy everyone, absolutely.

And unfortunately, the retro move has not spread far enough to unbundle options....

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The only Crossover I like better than the SRX is the FX45

and truthfully I hate most crossovers. Esp. the Highlander,

MDX & Pilot.

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Satty    338

Well that may be, but I still say it is going to cost them sales. Not everyone wants to pay an extra $2k+ for NAV so that they can get the DVD player.

Aftermarket....

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turbo200    6

Actually, it just needs a new dash/stack and new door panels.  The rest is fine.

you have your opinion, i have mine. insiders can tell you what direction the next SRX is headed....it won't be keeping it's current wagon look.....the insiders can also tell you what a disaster the crash program for a third row seat posed for the rear styling. The SRX can be a great looking wagon...with great looking, large rims. I appreciate the fact that it's different, but GM's choice of standard wheels is poor, and a lot about the rear wraparound window, and it's tall sides, is bad.

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