For those who are interested to replace their SRX crossovers with a much powerfull V-Series crossover – bad news, because the luxury automaker is not that interested of offering such models in the near future.
Indeed many other luxury automakers have expanded their offers today and they provide customers with high-performance crossovers, like the BMW X5M that is capable to hit 60 mph in just 4 seconds – but Cadillac in not interested to offer a V-powered crossover anytime soon.
“If you want to get our engineers to instantly experience a massive rolling of the eyes, you should ask them” about a V-series crossover” Cadillac’s president Johan de Nysschen said.
According to Nysschen, Cadillac is more interested to offer Vsport variants of its crossovers – not V-powered models; something similar to what Audi is offering with the S-Line vehicles.
However, if we are looking at what Cadiilac introduced in 2013 – the Vsport variants – we see that in most cases they do offer some upgraded hardware – like more powerful engines and even magnetic damping – but this is far away compared to a real V-powered car.
At this moment the automaker has just one crossover in its portfolio, the SRX model withch is expected to be renamed XT5 for the upcoming generation. The model starts at $37,605 and is powered by a 3.6 V6 engine that delivers 308 hp and is matted to a Hydra-Matic 6T70 6-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control transmission. At an EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway, the SRX’s fuel economy is a little low for the class. In 2014 the automaker sold 53,578 units.
However Cadillac has three other crossovers in works, and even more than that – De Nysschen mentioned about a possible Vsport badged Escalade in the near future.