The Cadillac SRX is nearing its point of replacement and CARandDRIVER recently spoke to Caddy’s chief marketing officer, Uwe Ellinghaus, who apparently shared some future details.
According to the report, Cadillac is keen with not just introducing a new SRX, but a completely new SRX overall, one that may just be named as a different variant to the Escalade. Previous reports and rumors suggested Cadillac could be working on a large crossover with the Escalade badge, however, this has yet to be confirmed.
Alternatively, Cadillac could be working on a new entry-level compact crossover to compete against the Audi Q3, the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the Lexus NX. It’s backbone may be sourced from the same platform underpinning the Buick Encore.
As for the SRX, Ellinghaus did say the front-wheel drive layout will continue for the SRX because it’s been successful for the brand, versus the first-generation model’s rear-wheel drive setup. Additionally, there are advantages with packaging, boosting interior size and reducing cost. Expect the new SRX sometime in 2016.