This is definitely not a truck. Based on GM’s Sigma platform, the SRX is available in rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Production will start in mid-2003.
Cadillac took some trouble to make this great big box as structurally rigid as possible, using high-strength steel in the rockers, structural foam in the C-pillars, and even a spring-tower brace for the front suspension.
The chassis brings to the SRX all the electrickery at Cadillac’s command, including a calibration of StabiliTrak skid control for the SRX’s all-wheel drive.
Wide tires on eighteen-inch wheels provide plenty of cornering grip, and there’s lots of suspension travel to help keep the rubber on the road.
Cantilevering up and back to open, the glass roof provides five square feet of open air above the front- and second-row passengers.
Walnut Burl wood trim can be found on the steering wheel, shifter knob, door pulls, PRNDL trim plate and center stack.
SRX features an optional powered flip-and-fold third row seat for seating of up to seven passengers.
As an alternative to the third row seat is the optional rear cargo management system, which comes with removable storage bins.
The independent multi-link rear suspension provides nearly 10 inches of travel.
The independent front suspension features aluminum control arms and monotube dampers.
The SRX will arrive with two engine choices: the 315-hp, 4.6-liter Northstar V-8, or a new 260-hp, 24-valve, DOHC, 3.6-liter V-6.
The SRX is a real luxury vehicle because it delivers the luxury of speed and all-weather mobility as well as the luxury of roominess and comfort.