Looks like the Cadillac SRX Turbo could not make the cut after one year of tryout. According to GM Inside News, the optional 300-horsepower, 2.8-liter turbo V6 engine will get the axe, and this is definitely due to its injustifiable price hike with dismal fuel saving and sluggish behavior than its normal aspirated 3.0-liter version. According to Cadillac, less than 10 percent of SRX buyers chose the turbo version.
Despite the 2.8-liter turbo V6 engine Cadillac SRX has about 35 horsepower more, it acceleration time is actually about 1 sec slower than the normal aspirated 3.0-liter engine. And fueling economy is no where near with other competitors either. With gas prices climbing to about $3.25 nation wide, less buyers will opt for this expensive Cadillac SRX that only puts out about 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
So the next plan for GM is to come up with a better green solution for the Cadillac SRX. Customers want more power, but at the same time, they want to control the power output levels themselves. Perhaps some type of switch to adjust driving conditions such as normal, turbo, and fuel-economy levels would be a better option.