Cadillac SRX 2008 | Part Two

Cadillac SRX | Front Side

Cadillac SRX 2008 | Front Side

Luxury and Space are Interior DESIGN highlights

The interior design of the 2008 SRX benefits from significant changes and upgrades first introduced last year, with upscale materials, comfortable, ergonomic seats and thoughtfully placed controls and switches, plus softer surfaces, new flush-mounted switches and controls, together with enhanced storage capacity.

The SRX cabin now utilises Cadillac’s new ‘cut-and-sew’ interior process that combines advanced technology with the hand-rendered precision of expert craftsmen.  Coverings for components such as the instrument panel, centre console and door trim are cut, sewn and wrapped mostly by hand.  Wrap-around wood trim envelops the SRX cockpit, starting on the rear doors, continuing to the front doors and on across the instrument panel.  This blending of advanced technology with craftsmanship in vehicle interiors is a modern Cadillac trademark.

Elevated seating positions in SRX ensure that not only is the driver guaranteed a commanding view of the road, but the ‘command performance’ extends to the rows behind, where theatre-style seating provides excellent visibility for all occupants.  The second row seats are 50 mm higher than the first row, while the third row seats rise 120 mm above the second.  This arrangement allows middle and rear seats passengers to see the road or landscape – or have a better view of the rear seat entertainment system.

The splendid view and open-air feeling of the SRX can be boosted even further with the optional ‘UltraView’ powered glass 450 cm2 sunroof (over the first and second row seats) and the ‘UltraView Plus’ option which adds a fixed glass roof over the third row seats for a total of 650 cm2 of sky.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the SRX interior is its generous space thanks to a 2957 mm wheelbase which is one of the longest in its class.  There is an exceptional amount of legroom in the rear, and added versatility with a 100 mm fore-aft middle seat travel and class-leading 1040 mm middle-row legroom.

Cargo space is also versatile, ranging from a useful 238 up to a cavernous 1960 litres – depending on the number of seats is use.  In order that the cargo bay may still be quickly and easily used whenever required, the third row seats can be power-folded into the floor at the touch of a button.

Cadillac SRX | Part Three
Published 28 April 2008 Melanie Carter

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