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Cadillac SRX: Redesigned, smaller and less expensive

Wed, 27 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Cadillac is enhancing its line with a redesigned 2010 SRX and the addition of the 2010 CTS wagon. Both vehicles go on sale in late summer.

Cadillac's redesigned 2010 SRX will carry a $34,155 sticker price, $7,080 less than the V6 crossover it replaces. The price includes shipping. The front-drive 2010 SRX is smaller, seats only five and comes standard with a 265-hp, 3.0-liter, direct-injection V6. The SRX also is available with a turbocharged 300-hp, 2.8-liter V6.

By comparison, the 2009 SRX is rear-drive, seats up to seven and is available with a V8.

The SRX's smaller size and five-passenger seating makes it more of a direct competitor to the Lexus RX 350, the segment leader.

"We believe the Cadillac SRX offers emotional appeal to a segment previously devoid of much of that," Steve Shannon," executive director of marketing for Cadillac, said in a press release. "And with an entry price of $34,155, the new SRX presents an attractive offer to consumers while taking on the traditional segment leader aggressively."

The 2009 Lexus RX 350 carries a sticker price of $37,675, including shipping.

Meanwhile, the sleek, five-seat CTS wagon carries the same technical and design cues as the CTS sedan. Pricing was not announced.




By Rick Kranz- Automotive News