Cadillac SRX

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Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX -- 10-30-2009.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 2004–present
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout

Front-engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive(2004-2010)

front engine, front- wheel drive/all-wheel drive (2011-present)

The Cadillac SRX is a luxury mid-size crossover SUV produced by the Cadillac division of American automaker General Motors since the 2004 model year. The SRX has been Cadillac's best selling model in the United States since 2010.


First generation (2004–2009)[edit]

First generation
1st Cadillac SRX -- 04-10-2011.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Production USA: 2004–2009[citation needed]
RUS: 2004–2010
Assembly Lansing Grand River Plant, Lansing, Michigan, United States
Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia(Avtotor)[1]/[2]
Shanghai, China(Shanghai GM)
Body and chassis
Platform GM Sigma platform/GMT265
Related Cadillac CTS
Cadillac STS
Powertrain
Engine 3.6 L LY7 HFV6 V6
4.6 L LH2 Northstar V8
Transmission
  • 5-speed 5L40-E automatic
  • 5-speed 5L50 automatic
  • 6-speed 6L50 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 116.4 in (2,960 mm)
Length 194.9 in (4,950 mm)
Width 72.6 in (1,840 mm)
Height 67.8 in (1,720 mm)

Engine options include the 255 hp (190 kW) High-Feature V6 and the 4.6 L 320 hp (239 kW) Northstar V8. It is based on the GM Sigma platform and comes with a five or six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and Magneride are available.

An all-leather interior and curtain side airbags are standard in both models. Heated front seats and wood interior trim are standard in the V8 and available as options in the V6. DVD, sunroof, navigation system, and a power foldable third-row seat are all available options.

The base price is US$ 38,880 for the V6 and US$ 45,880 for the V8 version.

The SRX won Car and Driver's Five Best Trucks "luxury SUV" award for 2004, 2005 and 2006 and was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2004.

For 2007, a sport package was an available option. The first generation SRX never had the V Series performance model available.

The first generation SRX was available through the 2009 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found the 2005-08 SRX worst in its class for driver fatalities with a death rate of 63 compared to its class average of 23.


Second generation (2010–)[edit]

Second generation
2012 Cadillac SRX -- NHTSA.jpg
Overview
Production July 2009–present
Assembly Mexico: Ramos Arizpe
China: Shanghai (Shanghai GM)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)
Body and chassis
Platform GM Theta Premium/GMT267
Related Saab 9-4X
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 110.5 inches (2,807 mm)
Length 190.2 inches (4,831 mm)
Width 75.1 inches (1,908 mm)
Height 65.7 inches (1,669 mm)
2013 Cadillac SRX

For the 2010 model year, Cadillac introduced an all-new SRX based on the Provoq concept vehicle. The production used its own unique platform with ties to Epsilon II. The V8 has been dropped for this generation. The second generation SRX began production in Summer 2009 as a 2010 model, and has a starting price of $34,155.[3]

The SRX was officially unveiled in January 2009. It was launched with the choice of a 3.0 liter V6 with direct injection derived from the 3.6 liter unit in the Cadillac CTS, or a 2.8 liter turbocharged V6.[4]

In January 2011, General Motors discontinued production of the 2.8 liter turbo-charged V6 engine in the SRX, citing poor sales numbers. Less than 10 percent of SRX buyers opted for the turbo-charged engine. This left the naturally aspirated 3.0 liter V6 as the only engine available for the 2011 model year.[5] For 2012, a 3.6 liter V6 with E85 flex-fuel capability will be offered in the turbo V6's place.[6]

As of the 2013 model year, all trim levels of the SRX receive an infotainment system marketed as the "Cadillac User Experience."

Safety recall[edit]

In May 2010, General Motors had to recall about 550 of its 2010 Cadillac SRXs with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 because of a possible engine failure if owners use regular gas and then drive aggressively. The automaker said the fuel-filler lid and owner's manual warn that the engine should not be worked hard if regular fuel is used. Failures in several vehicles owned by GM and one external user led it to discover that using regular fuel and driving hard could cause possible internal engine damages including connecting rod failures. The automaker decided to conduct a "customer satisfaction program" to recalibrate the engine computer, but the NHTSA considered engine failures to be a safety issue and argued that a recall was required.[7][8]

Engines and transmissions[edit]

Model years Engine Power, Torque@rpm Transmission
2010–2011 3.0L V6 265 bhp (198 kW)@6950, 223 lb·ft (302 N·m)@5100 Hydra-Matic 6T70 6-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control
2010 2.8L Turbo V6 300 bhp (220 kW)@5500, 295 lb·ft (400 N·m)@1850 Aisin Warner AF40 6-speed electronically controlled automatic with Driver Shift Control and Eco Mode
2012–present 3.6L V6 308 bhp (230 kW), 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) Hydra-Matic 6T70 6-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control

Yearly American sales[edit]

Calendar Year Total U.S sales
2003 5,049
2004[9] 30,019
2005 22,999
2006[10] 22,043
2007 22,543
2008[11] 16,156
2009[12] 20,237
2010[13] 51,094
2011[14] 56,905
2012[15] 57,485
2013[16] 56,776

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Группа компаний Автотор :: Автомобили GM". Avtotor.ru. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.avtotor.ru/upload/pictures/gm2009.jpg
  3. ^ Borroz, Tony (May 27, 2009). "Cadillac Rolls Out All-New SRX Crossover". Automoblog.net. 
  4. ^ Tan, Paul (January 6, 2009). "2010 Cadillac SRX: with 3.0L V6 or 2.8L turbo V6". 
  5. ^ Alex Luft (2011-01-01). "Report: GM Discontinues Turbo-Charged Cadillac SRX". GM Authority. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  6. ^ http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/news/news_detail.brand_GM.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Apr/0412_srx
  7. ^ Christopher Jensen (2010-05-28). "Lamborghini Recalling Murciélagos". The New York Times - Wheels blog. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  8. ^ Paul Stenquist (2010-03-30). "Can Using the Wrong Octane Fuel Lead to Disaster?". The New York Times - Wheels blog. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  9. ^ "GM Reports December 2005 and Year Results". January 5, 2006. 
  10. ^ "GM Reports 341,327 Deliveries in December" (Press release). Media.gm.com. 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  11. ^ "GM Reports 221,983 Deliveries in December; 2,980,688 Vehicles Sold in 2008" (Press release). Media.gm.com. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  12. ^ "December 2009 Deliveries" (XLS). GM. January 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ http://media.gm.com/content/dam/Media/gmcom/investor/2011/DeliveriesDecember2010.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.cheersandgears.com/topic/77886-sales-december-2011-general-motors/
  15. ^ http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2013/Jan/gmsales.html
  16. ^ http://media.gm.com/dld/content/dam/Media/gmcom/investor/2014/jan/Deliveries-December-2013.pdf

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