Arguably the most popular Cadillac SUV in the United States market – 2016 Cadillac SRX – has undergone vast modifications to keep it track record running for it next model generation. It is based on newly developed platform by General Motors called “Chi platform” which has brought in several changes in its design so as to make it cost effective without compromising on luxury or performance. It has a characteristic front engine placement with a primary front wheel drive platform that comes along with an optional all wheel driving mode as well. One should take note that it has remained the best selling Cadillac model for over a period of 6 years since its introduction in 2004.
2016 Cadillac SRX – Interior and Exterior Design
The new Chi development platform (or more commonly known as the C1XX platform) is characterized by the following model changes. The new model bears an angular & cohesive design that look elegant as well as fresh in appearance. Also, one should take note of its very prominent grille structure that further carries its trademark vertical head lights. It has a characteristic sloping roof line in addition to mounted door mirrors and a well defined belt-line that sweeps upwards. The rear end has been customized & redesigned to fit in a dual exhaust tip. Given its new platform, 2016 Cadillac SRX is speculated to be more aggressive in appearance & larger in size compared to models from its previous generation. Bigger size further implies that it will offer a greater interior space for passenger seating & cargo as well (the model can well accommodate up to 7 adult passengers comfortably). Major interior attractions include premium quality leather seats, chrome plated door handles, advanced dual zone control mechanism, satellite based navigation system, brand new speakers and updated infotainment system etc.
2016 Cadillac SRX – Engine and Performance
2016 Cadillac SRX offers multiple power train choices for its customers which have been paired to an updated automatic 9 speed power transmission – these include a base version that has been provided with a very powerful turbo charged 2.0 L inline four cylinder unit along with a 3.6 L, V6 cylinder engine which has a total power & torque generating capacity of 320 HP & 305 lb-ft. The former base engine offers a 250 – 280 HP output in addition to a torque production 300 lb-ft. It should be noted that a turbo charged version of the secondary power train will be available in next generation Cadillac SRX’s V-Sport trim.
2016 Cadillac SRX – Release Date and Price
2016 Cadillac SRX is expected to be unveiled to the public for the first time at the upcoming Auto Show being held in New York along with another luxury SUV model Cadillac XT5 which shares the same platform as that of SRX. It should be noted that its price is estimated to range from $30,000 for base models to $50,000 for higher up trims. Major competitors in midsized luxury cross over SUV category include Audi Q5 and BMW X3 which also offer a refined interior space in addition to updated engine.