Cadillac Quietly Confirms Next-Gen SUV in Electronics Release
All 2016 Models Getting CUE Upgrade Except SRX
With the current-generation SRX introduced in 2009, it would make sense that a replacement is due soon, but General Motors has quietly confirmed it in a release touting telematics upgrades on most of its 2016 models, with the exception of the SRX. Following the appointment of former Audi and Infiniti executive Johan De Nysschen, the Cadillac brand is undergoing a top-to-bottom transformation, including the controversial moving of the brand’s administrative headquarters to New York from Detroit. Starting with the CT6, all Cadillac models will be renamed in accordance with a new nomenclature of cars getting a “CT” prefix and crossovers getting the “XT” prefix.
It’s believed the SRX’s replacement will be named XT5, which makes us wonder if there will be confusion in Cadillac showrooms while the legacy XTS sedan is sold. De Nysschen has said the front-drive XTS will not be replaced, with the CT6 being its presumptive replacement. No concrete details about the new model have been released, but we expect it will have a more efficient powertrain lineup, possibly including a plug-in hybrid and a turbo I-4. Like the current SRX, the XT5 will likely share some hardware with the next-gen Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.
Source: General Motors