General Motors said that a new model will be added to the Cadillac brand beginning next month. GM is referring to a new 308hp 3.6L direct-injected V6 engine that features a driver-selectable ECO Mode for optimal fuel economy. The 2012 SRX has a starting price of $36,060 (inclusive of $875 destination charge). Among the upgrades and revisions in the SRX for 2012 are standard Bluetooth on all models, an optional heated steering wheel, a xenon Blue Metallic exterior paint option that will start being available in fall 2011, an all-ebony interior option with contrasting stitching, and a new 20-inch wheel finish option.
Don Butler, Cadillac vice president of marketing, said that the crossover category is considered as one of the largest and most significant segments in the luxury market. He stated that GM will be building on the success that the SRX has achieved as the top-selling Cadillac worldwide. The other highlights of the SRX include HID headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting, Bose 5.1 surround sound with navigation, a full-color LCD Driver Info Center, and a rear-view camera system.
OnStar is offered as standard and it features myCadillac and OnStar RemoteLink mobile apps and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. In addition, SRX has been fitted with an advanced All Wheel Drive system with electronic limited slip rear differential that moves power front-to-rear as well as distributes power across the rear axle depending on driving conditions and traction. Adaptive Real-Time damping technology is used on the chassis for exceptional ride control. The braking system features Rainsense automatic windshield wipers, allowing the brakes to make slight periodic caliper applications. It also keeps rotors dry, guaranteeing maximum stopping power in wet conditions.