Cadillac SRX Gets More Power for 2012
It's hard to argue against Cadillac's successful SRX. Sales of the luxury crossover are up 18 percent year-to-date, second-best in its class, and it even outsold the vaunted CTS from January through June. But instead of standing pat, Cadillac is fixing for 2012 what ain't broke for 2011. That's right: more power. The new 3.6 liter V-6 makes what Cadillac claims is a "class-leading" 308 horsepower, due in large part to an advanced fuel injection system. The 2012 Cadillac SRX also gets a new seven-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission, plus the vehicle's "mass-efficient" aerodynamics, enables the SRX to get gas mileage on par with the 2011 model. “We’re taking a winning product in the SRX and reaching higher,” said Don Butler, Cadillac vice president of marketing. “The crossover category is one of the biggest and most important segments in the luxury market. SRX has performed very well and is the best selling Cadillac worldwide, but our approach is not to leave well enough alone.” Also new for the 2012 Cadillac SRX when it goes on sale this fall is standard Bluetooth on all models; new options include heated steering wheel, a Xenon Blue Metallic exterior paint, an ebony interior, and 20-inch wheels. Not bad for a crossover that combines Cadillac luxury and quality for a $36,060 list price, including a $875 destination charge. And if that weren't enough, the all-wheel driver comes with a collision avoidance system and advanced electronic stability and traction control, earning it an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick in 2011. Source: Cadillac
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