Ever since the new Cadillac SRX made its debut, there have been rumors and reports of a plug-in hybrid version – think a Chevrolet Volt crossover for the Cadillac brand. In fact, prior to its production debut, the SRX was shown in concept form with the Cadillac Provoq Concept, which was powered by GM’s E-Flex propulsion system and was able to travel 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen – with 280 miles from hydrogen and 20 miles on pure battery electric energy.
It was reported before the end of 2010 that plans to do a plug-in hybrid Cadillac SRX were still on and development of the crossover is proceeding as planned. Well, it seems like GM has pulled the plug on the model.
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A report by Reuters says that GM has canceled plans to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the current Cadillac SRX platform. Three sources with direct knowledge of the project said that it was not financially viable.
Two of the sources said that the plans could still be revived on a future platform and that engineers involved in the SRX plug-in hybrid had been reassigned to other projects.
– By: Omar Rana