Cadillac introduced today the 2013 SRX and announced that the luxury crossover SUV will make its world debut this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As expected, the 2013 SRX will get the CUE in-vehicle user experience that features touch-screen controls similar to the most popular mobile devices.
Under the hood, the 2013 Cadillac SRX FWD and Advanced AWD models will feature a 3.6L Direct Injection V6 engine delivering 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm). For the 2013MY, the Cadillac SRX receives a new design that includes new front upper and lower grilles but also new front fender vents that incorporate LED light pipes.
Moreover, three new colors were added: Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic. The 2013 SRX also received new 20-inch wheel designs, including new chrome and polished aluminum wheels for the Performance and Premium Collections. The interior was also updated and features active noise cancelation technology helps provide a quieter driving experience as well as a new Light Titanium color.
Regarding the Cadillac CUE (Cadillac User Experience), this will be offered as standard on the 2013 SRX and the user will be able to pair entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized information, voice commands and fewer buttons and larger icons.
As you may know already, the heart of the CUE is the eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen. The 2013 SRX’s enhanced technology also contributes to safety, with Cadillac’s new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages. Their features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Cadillac’s Safety Alert Seat technology, Automatic Front and Rear Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and more, using radar and other technologies to help avoid collisions.
2013 Cadillac SRX is the latest model to incorporate the brand’s control-and-alert strategy, which uses cutting edge technologies such as cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors in helping you avoid crashes. These safety features are a part of the company’s new Driver Awareness & Driver Assist technology packages.
These advanced technologies enhance the driver’s vision and awareness of various road hazards and even intervene to help the driver avoid or avert any potential collision. And in some cases, this crash-avoidance system even acts without the driver’s input, such as automatically braking when it gets information that indicate a potential hazard.
Moreover, the car also has available radar-based adaptive cruise control as well as its front/rear automatic braking. This front/rear automatic braking depends on short-range radar technology as well as on ultrasonic sensors in helping the driver avert front or rear low-speed collision through a progression of alerts which actually extend to complete braking when necessary.
Other advanced safety features that are offered on the new SRX’s Driver Awareness & Driver Assist packages include: Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Vision Camera w/ Dynamic Guidelines, and Safety Alert Seat.
Additionally, rear cross traffic alert and side blind zone alert are standard features for the SRX. These alert systems use radar in detecting vehicles that may be outside of the driver’s vision. They provide visual alerts on the outside mirrors as well as audible warnings for rear cross traffic alerts.
What’s more, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control, with traction control, and the 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel ABS also come as standard in the SRX, along with dual-stage frontal/side-impact driver and front passenger air bags, rollover mitigation sensors, head-curtain side-impact air bags, and front safety belt pretensioners plus load limiters.
The SRX has also been designed to meet Europe’s pedestrian protection standards, with its front bumper positioned to have better compatibility with other car bumpers.