A Powerful Upgrade To The 2012 Cadillac SRX
We have some more exciting news on the 2012 Cadillac SRX!
General Motors has officially released details on the 2012 Cadillac SRX. Starting next year, buyers who have had their mind set on the luxury crossover will have their purchasing process considerably simplified. Previously, the SRX was available with either a powerful 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine that drank premium fuel or a more asthmatic 3.0-liter V6 that was a little easier to live with at the pump. Now the automaker has graced the vehicle with the same robust 3.6-liter V6 found in vehicles such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS. In this application, it provides 300 horsepower — a 35-horsepower increase over the old 3.0-liter unit — and 260 lb-ft of torque.
More power in the base model is good news for buyers,but the move was a smart one for GM, too. Offering two V6 engines with similar displacement was a recipe for confusion that yielded poor turbo sales almost from the get-go. After just one year of production, GM had made it clear that the 2.8-liter wasn’t going to be on the option sheet much longer, and the old 3.0-liter engine simply didn’t have the muscle to carry the vehicle by itself.
With just one powerful and efficient engine on hand, the ordering process has been greatly simplified for both dealers and buyers. That means there’s a better chance that your local Cadillac dealer will have the vehicle you want in stock instead of needing to create a special order. Having the right product on hand at the right time is one of the key steppingstones to better sales, and given the popularity of the SRX in the past, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the 3.6-liter V6 make this model an even stronger seller.
Source: James Tate from MSN Autos
Be on the lookout at your local Cadillac dealer if you want to get behind the wheel!