2016 Cadillac SRX Changes and Release Date

2016 Cadillac SRX is a crossover SUV which belongs to category of luxury vehicles. Cadillac models were always among the most popular ones on US market, and the SRX has been the best-selling of them all, when it comes to this part of the world. Originally presented back in 2004, popular SUV was redesigned in 2010, when its second generation was released into production. Back then, this redesign had major impact on sales results, and SRX became the sales leader.

2016 Cadillac SRX Front

2016 Cadillac SRX changes and news

When it comes to 2016 model year, and Cadillac, this period bring several redesigns, so the car market will be pretty swamped with great looking vehicles, which is great news. At the moment there is no much info about 2016 Cadillac SRX beside news that it will receive complete redesign. As we already know Cady planned to introduce the all-new crossover SUV with three row seats, but latter gave up on that idea. Why we are mentioning this? Because this plan could have impact on things that will e changed for 2016 SRX. Redesigned SRX could easily offer three row seats as optional, in order to cover the market demand for larger SUVs without creating an all-new SUV.

Concrete changes will include larger wheelbase, 204 inches wide, instead of 118.5 inches, which is the length of wheelbase on the current. This widening results in more interior space which is welcoming change for all SUVs. Exterior styling updates will include remodeled headlights and taillights, new grill design, as well as some alteration on bumpers and fenders.

2016 Cadillac SRX Rear

2016 Cadillac SRX performance

Large investment of $350 million into GM’s plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee brought also some innovations regarding the engine line-up. GM plans to invest extra $185 million to further expand the line of Ecotec modular engines. 2016 Cadillac SRX will be built in this factory, and we can expect some of these efficient small engines under its hood.

Base engine should be carried over from its predecessor – a 3.6-liter V6 with an output of 308 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. 6-speed automatic transmission could be replaced with one with more gears. This transmission swap was caused by customers demand, although there is no official data that could be interpreted as a confirmation of the claim. Optional choice may be a 4.5-liter V8 engine with, approximately 500 horsepower, but we will inform you about all latest updates regarding this model, as soon as info becomes available.

2016 Cadillac SRX Interior

2016 Cadillac SRX competition

German car producers were marked as closest rivals of the 2016 SRX. When we speak about specific models, we speak about BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.

2016 Cadillac SRX price and release

Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone said that 2016 Cadillac SRX will be released late on 2015, when American producer will launch few other new models. Price should remain in approximately same range as now, but we can expect small boost, since Cady plans to make new SRX even luxurious than before. Its price will vary between $40,000, which should be the target price for base version, and $55,000 for the model with full equipment.

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