Cadillac has recently subjected the Cadillac SRX to a modest mid-cycle refresh and all of the changes that were made on the vehicle are set to be unveiled in New York, particularly at the 2012 New York Auto Show. After its formal launch the vehicle would then be marketed as the 2013 Cadillac SRX.
According to Cadillac, the overall appearance of the latest version of the vehicle is quite different from its predecessor. In terms of its exterior design, the 2013 Cadillac SRX obtained a new fender vents in front. These vents are holding the new set of LED light pipes that makes the latest version of the SRX look more attractive. Aside from that, the vehicle is now available with three exterior color (Silver Coast Metallic, Evolution Green Metallic, and Glacier Blue Metallic), a new grille, and new set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
Although these were the only changes that were implemented on the exterior design of the SRX, there are still a lot of upgrades that were implemented on the other aspects of the vehicle. The vehicle’s interior area also has received a few tweaks and these changes made the cabin of the SRX look more attractive.
For the 2013 version, Cadillac engineers and vehicle developers have revised the shift knob, instrument panel, and steering wheel of the SRX. These revisions were also complimented by the availability of new interior color and trim choices that allows a buyer to choose an SRX that best suits his or her taste. However, the most significant addition that the 2013 Cadillac SRX has received was the availability of the CUE or Cadillac’s own infotainment system as a standard feature of the vehicle.
The CUE which stands for “Cadillac User Experience” allows the driver or the other car occupants to integrate their smart-phones and other mobile devices into the system. The CUE is equipped with an 8-inch LCD screen that allows the user to view the system’s existing functions. Aside from that, the CUE also allows Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition functions.
Cadillac has also upgraded the safety features of the 2013 Cadillac SRX to make the vehicle more capable of preventing or avoiding possible collisions. As a result, the company’s safety engineers have come up with the Driver Assist and Driver Awareness packages that could improve the vehicle’s crash avoidance mechanism by using camera’s, ultrasonic devices, and a radar.
Finally, the 2013 Cadillac SRX would still be propelled by the 3.6-liter V-6 engine that was used by the previous year’s model. This V-6 engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 308 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. Due to this, most of the car experts are expecting that the 2013 Cadillac SRX will most likely provide the same impressive running performance offered by its predecessor or probably better.