Cadillac wants to revamp its automobile line-up. It has announced the release of a new three row crossover in 2016 which will entre in Cadillac line-up of SRX. This new 2016 Cadillac SRX has borrowed its foundation from the sporty CTS sedan. It is expected to be designed from the start on a new dedicated Omega crossover platform. The manufacturer has decided to carry out a complete makeover in this model to enable it to be more competitive. With this new 2016 Cadillac SRX, there are expectations of weight reduction and more rigidity owing to use of high strength steel and aluminum. This model will be built in General Motor’s plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, which is currently going through a costly investment program.
2016 Cadillac SRX: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Information from Cadillac has revealed that the new car will be modern with a more aggressive appearance. It will be equipped with LED lights which shall be placed in its bumpers, while the bumpers will also be greatly redesigned. 2016 Cadillac SRX will get a new front end that will bring in an aerodynamic nature due its tilted nature. 2016 Cadillac SRX will retain its recognizable lines but it will be more advanced and elegant since it will be made on a new Omega platform. This new platform will create more interior space. Furthermore, use of light weight materials in its redesigning will cause it to lose some weight; hence it will come with improved performance and reduced fuel consumption. This new model will be narrower compared to the outgoing model, this there will be more room for a wider chromed front grille. It will be equipped with dual chrome exhaust outlets and amazing radar sensors.
As for its interior, 2016 Cadillac SRX will be quite spacious. There are rumors that the manufacturer might bring in an optional three row version that will be able to accommodate eight passengers. There will be extensive use of high quality material such as soft plastics and authentic leather in making its interior. Again, 2016 SRX will come with a lot of tech features like a new audio system, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, automatic climate control and navigation system among others. It will also be equipped with the latest safety features which include a rear view camera, airbags and parking sensors just to name a few.
2016 Cadillac SRX: Engine Options
There is no accurate information regarding this model. However, GM is in the process of expanding its Ecotec engine line-up that currently comprises of 2.0 liter turbo, 2.4 and 2.5 liter units. The Ecotec engines are the latest efficient and most advanced small displacement gasoline engines in GM’s history.
Alternatively, this model could be offered with the current 3.6 liter unit which generates 308 horsepower and 265 lb feet of torque. This engine could be either optional, or it could be replaced with a more economical unit.
2016 Cadillac SRX: Price, Release Date and Competitors
The manufacturer has stated that the 2016 Cadillac SRX will debut in 2015. Its price is still unknown but it is likely to be around $ 38 000 to $ 40 000. Although this mid-size coupe` is expected to be classic, competition will still be evident from models such as Audi Q5, Acura RDX, BMW X1, Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz GLA which are quite classy models as far as the 2016 Cadillac SRX is concerned.