New York Auto Show: 2013 Cadillac SRX rolls out with enhanced safety features

Article by Anita Panait, on April 6, 2012

General Motors is rolling out a remodified 2013 Cadillac SRX in a bid to continue the popularity of the crossover. The 2013 Cadillac SRX will sport an improved interior and exterior as well as an enhanced safety system. The SRX’s interior will be loaded with a handful of new technologies like Cadillac's new infotainment system, the Cadillac User Experience (CUE). 

This infotainment system allows users to operate its eight-inch touch screen like using a smartphone. GM will install the CUE infotainment system across the Cadillac lineup as well as on the upcoming XTS large sedan and ATS compact sedan. GM also fitted the 2013 SRX with a motorized faceplate that hides a storage compartment for mobile devices as well an illuminated USB port. 

GM also endowed the 2013 SRX with a redesigned steering wheel and shift knob; a new instrument cluster for relaying information via the CUE system; and active noise cancellation system that utilizes microphones and sound waves to cancel unwanted cabin noise. The 2013 SRX’s exterior features a few changes including a restyled grille, new front fender vents and LED headlights.

Aside from design improvements, GM also installed a few safety innovations on the 2013 SRX including automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning. 

GM also installed a "safety alert seat" system, which vibrates to alarm the driver of a possible collision. Sales of the SRX were sluggish from 2004 to 2009, when the first generations of the model were flourishing.

However, everything changed in 2009, when Cadillac introduced a redesigned SRX. As a matter of fact, Cadillac was able to more than double the sales of the SRX to 51,094. The strong performance of the SRX pushed Cadillac‘s confidence that it could survive competition despite a thin lineup, as GM recently phased out the Cadillac DTS and STS in favor of the upcoming ATS and XTS. GM is set to unveil the redesigned 2013 Cadillac SRX at the New York auto show.

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