2012 Cadillac SRX to get 300-hp 3.6L V6, sales start this summer

2012 Cadillac SRX
2012 Cadillac SRX

Earlier this year, GM said that it will discontinue sales of the 2.8L V6 turbocharged Cadillac SRX due to sluggish sales, since most of the sales came from the 3.0 L V6 model. Now that was sad new for some since the 2.8L V6 turbo made 300-hp and the 3.0L V6 made 265-hp. Well, GM is here to make things better for new SRX buyers while angering some old SRX 3.0L buyers.

The company announced today that the Cadillac SRX will get a new, more powerful engine for the 2012 model year. The 2012 Cadillac SRX will now get a 3.6L direct-injected V6 engine that will deliver 300-hp with a maximum torque of 260 lb-ft. The new engine also is FlexFuel capable, meaning it can use either gasoline, E85 ethanol or any combination of the two.

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The 2012 Cadillac SRX models with the new engine are expected to arrive at dealerships this summer. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.

The Cadillac SRX is an important model for the brand as its total U.S. sales rose 153 percent last year to 51,094, outselling the Acura MDX, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK350, and second only to the Lexus RX350.

Oh on a side note, the 2012 Cadillac SRX will also get standard Bluetooth phone connectivity on all models and a heated steering wheel on the luxury, performance and premium trim levels.

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