Cadillac set a higher standard for its vehicles, well, that is what its commercials had us to believe. Kidding asides, Cadillac is sprucing up its best-selling SRX crossover model for 2013 in both the design and technology sides.
New for the 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover will come with plentiful technology enhancements, including the new CUE infotainment system and Cadillac’s Safety Alert Seat featuring vibrating tactile feedback to alert the driver of incoming danger ahead.
“The 2013 SRX illustrates the Cadillac philosophy of never leaving well enough alone,” said Don Butler, vice president of marketing for Cadillac. “The enhancements for the SRX – including CUE – are examples of how we’re developing advanced technologies and pushing them consistently through the Cadillac portfolio. They are also some of the key elements of the all-new XTS luxury sedan and ATS compact sedan, which will expand the Cadillac portfolio this summer.”
Although the styling changes for the 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover look subtle, it does however enhance the premium look of this luxury crossover. These refinements include a new design of the front upper and lower grilles, front fender vents, and LED light pipes.
As for the interior, it gets a new steering wheel with shift paddles and a revision to the instrument panel to accommodate the new CUE infotainment system featuring new USB and SD card ports, minor rear-seat entertainment upgrades, standard HD radio, and new interior color combinations. In addition, active noise cancellation technology is also included for a quieter driving experience.
Power for the 2013 Cadilalc SRX crossover will be provided by a direct-injection 3.6L V6 engine producing 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be either mated to a FWD or AWD system, which are available on all models.
Other technology features for the 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover include the new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages to help avoid collisions; the two safety packages consist of the Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Safety Alert Seat technology, Automatic Front and Rear Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover will make its media debut tomorrow at the New York Auto Show, and sales will start in the fall.