Cadillac SRX 2008

Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX 2008

A genuine all-rounder, Cadillac’s first-ever luxury crossover, the SRX is a bridge between Cadillac’s premium full-size saloons and its powerful luxury SUVs.  Both the SRX Elegance and Sport Luxury models feature third row seats that enable up to seven people to enjoy travelling in the all-wheel drive crossover’s luxurious interior, attracting a stream of new and younger buyers to the brand.

First introduced in 2004, the Cadillac SRX crossover set a new trend in combining the sporty exterior and driving dynamics of a luxury estate with the off-road capabilities and interior space of an SUV sport utility vehicle.  For 2008, the right-hand drive SRX is available in the UK as a three-model range with prices starting at £28,100 (on-the-road).

  • Cadillac’s first luxury crossover with SUV space and off-road capabilities
  • Seating for up to seven with power-folding third row seats
  • Permanent 4x4 system with up to 50-50% / front-rear torque split
  • Choice of 261 ps V6 and 330 ps V8 multi-valve petrol engines
  • Three models on sale in UK from £28,100 with right-hand drive

The SRX expresses Cadillac's bold design vocabulary with its crisp, sharp-edged look, striking vertical headlights and taillights, bold front side sections and the V-shaped front tapering into the classic Cadillac grille.

In the UK, SRX features permanent 4-wheel drive and comes with a choice of V6 or V8 engine, Elegance or Sport Luxury equipment/trim level and a selection of 9 exterior and 3 interior colours.  The SRX is built in the USA alongside its Cadillac CTS and STS stablemates at GM’s award-winning Grand River Assembly Centre in Lansing, Michigan.

Eye-catching Exterior Design

Visually bridging the gap between Cadillac’s performance saloon and SUV, the innovative, bold styling of the SRX is truly eye-catching.  With its long, lean look, SRX stands out in a world of soft shapes.  Its head-turning design is a prime example of Cadillac's overall design theme to create vehicles that make an immediate, emotional connection with buyers.

While the raised front fascia, raised side-sills and command-view seating are themes expressed in luxury sport utility vehicles, the SRX also follows the look of CTS with its sharp lines that cascade from front to rear, imparting a sense of motion, fluidity and dynamism.

Vertical headlamps with dual-projector lamps have a distinctive, modern, jewel-like appearance.  Their corners are rounded to enhance aerodynamics.  Tail lamps echo the vertical orientation of the headlamps and reinforce the height of the vehicle.  The lamps are ‘instant-on’ LEDs with clear red lenses revealing the light facets and echoing the jewel-like quality of the headlamps.

Visual appeal of the SRX Sport Luxury model can be further enhanced by customers specifying the optional Sport Package.  This adds a fresh exterior look with ‘sport’ front and rear fascias, a sport body-colour front grille with V-Series mesh backing, chrome roof rails and dual chrome exhaust tailpipes, plus (for Elegance buyers) 18-inch ultra-bright alloy wheels.

Cadillac SRX | Part Two
Published 28 April 2008 Melanie Carter

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