Cadillac brings the latest version of its SRX crossover to the 2012 New York Auto Show, and while most of the things about it remain unchanged, the car gets the new CUE infotainment system and some new safety features. The front grille and fender vents are also slightly revised, but they don’t really make a difference.
The 2013 SRX is only offered with a a 3.6L Direct Injection V-6 – the same LFX unit that will also be offered for the Camaro – with 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm). You have the choice of front- or all-wheel-drive.
The main highlight of the new car is the CUE system. It comes with an eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen that enables you to control up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players via a simple and nicely-designed homepage. You can also use voice commands. Capacitive technology on the screen and faceplate enables consumers to use the same “swipe,” “pinch” or “spread” gestures common to most popular smartphones and tablets.
Some of the convenience features on the 2013 model include keyless access, ambient lighting, power-adjustable pedals, heated front and rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel and the UltraView power sunroof.