During the 2012 New York Auto Show, representatives from Cadillac announced the release of their newly, totally redesigned, restyled 2013 Cadillac SRX. After early reviews, if the new SRX is Cadillac’s response to the Lexus RX350, Lexus could have quite a bit of catchin’ up to do – and the SRX has yet to go on sale!
Cadillac took on the market of the crossover mid-size sport utility vehicles head-on with the SRX and hasn’t looked back. The combination of both luxury and technology that Cadillac seamlessly integrates into all their vehicles is nothing short of amazing and when the restyling of the 2013 Cadillac SRX was added to the equation, the result was an almost knee-buckling experience indeed.
What better way to begin an entirely new era of their mid-size crossover line than with a complete exterior make-over.New features that have been added to the 2013 Cadillac SRX exterior include a newly redesigned front that comes equipped with Cadillac’s classic logo, the twin leaf family crest of ‘Sieur de Cadillac’ mounted on the new custom grille.The rear-end has also gotten a new look that has the option of an available rear-view camera package that can coincide with, one of many new safety features, such as the 2013 Cadillac SRX state of the art “rear cross traffic alert system”.Of course with a new look to the front and rear, the SRX needed a stylish set of new 20-inch rubber wrapped rims as well as an amazingly beautiful trim package.Yet, of all the exterior changes, the decision to throw three different colors of metallic paint onto the SUV’s restyled body was undoubtbly as bold as the colors themselves.With colors such as Evolution Green, Glacier Blue ,and the blistering bright Silver Coast, the 2013 Cadillac SRX is sure to be an absolute head turner no matter what street corner it is seen on throughout the Nation.
SRX Interior: Complete Comfort/Style
When the ‘powers-that-be at Cadillac decided to change the SRX interior, they simply dazzled potential buyer’s eyes with the effort put into this crossover’s restyled interior.Cadillac has installed a new steering wheel, boasting the controls of the revolutionary “info-tainment center”, wild technology that takes everything you will ever need to know in the information department and combines it with everything you will ever want to know in the entertainment department. Essentially, Infotainment in it’s early stages of development.Another of the SRX’s unique changes is the new and improved instrument cluster that, along with the wildly awesome new steering wheel and redesigned and reshaped gear knob, creates a masterpiece of an interior worthy of having the Cadillac crest embroidered on the seats.
Cadillac Tech At It’s Finest!
Indeed the comfort and styling of the luxurious 3rd row seating is right on the mark with what one would expect from the 2013 Cadillac SRX, everything fails to compare to the nifty tech gadgets and super cool “Infotainment center” that seems to be an after thought compared to the real focal point of the SRX’s interior……The CUE.Cadillac User Experience, or commonly referred to as simply, CUE, is a slam dunk over Ford’s version of the semi-same concept the folks over there call “MyFord Touch”.Although the Ford version is definitely trending throughout the world of social media and everyone went crazy about it, 2013 Cadillac SRX has developed an entirely incredible version, that as soon as it debuts, will cause people to toss the practically-now-antique “MyFord Touch” out of their social circles for good.The new Cadillac CUE comes sporting some of the auto industries latest collaborations with the world of sophisticated technology.Natural Voice RecognitionDashboard Mounted 8-inch LCD ScreenAvailable 3-D GPSDoppler RadarPandora RadioThe Ability To Sync With Smartphone, MP3, Ipod and Complete Bluetooth Capabilities.Not only has the CUE blown expectations out of the water, the screen flips down to reveal a hidden compartment to store your phones or MP3 player. An additional area has a USB port and a slot for an SD card.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX is an outstanding automobile that is not only easy on the eyes, it also comes banging out over 308-320 HP from a modest fuel conserving V-6.One of the unique extras found on the new SUV is LED light pipes and a Safety alert seat filling out the interior.SRX is utilizing the Haldex system to provide limited slip differential for better traction in the Cadillac crossover’s “all-wheel drive”, though a practical 2-wheel version is also available as well.The safety features that are complimenting this mid-size SUV are also unique to most other vehicles of it’s kind. Such as a “Driver Assist Pkg”, rear-cross traffic alerts, auto front/rear braking, Adaptive cruise control, motive force awareness and even ultra-sonic sensors that combine with the 2013 Cadillac SRX’s forward collision alert system.
The Anticipated Release
The expected MSRP is looking to be somewhere in/or around the high $30K mark. Preliminary outlook is $36,000 at the low end, and up to $50,000 on the high end.So far as the heads of Cadillac and GM are expecting, the hopes are that sometime before September the 2013 Cadillac SRX will be out on the road and in drive-ways around the world.