Cadillac SRX (2009): spy pictures

Published: 14 August 2008

Cadillac’s new small SUV is just days away from being unveiled and our spy photographers have just caught it testing Stateside, almost undisguised. It’s clear from our pictures that the production car shares its looks with the Provoq fuel cell concept (see pictures, bottom right). Our spies who sent us these photos are also reporting that the car will be called SRX, not BRX or Provoq as previously thought. That makes sense, as this new car will replace the current SRX, which is a large and unloved crossover-cum-estate.

Talk me throught the look of the new Cadillac SRX.

Like today’s CTS there are blocky, vertical headlights and crisp bodylines. The front grille is large and bold, while the stack tail lamps means a wide boot opening. This car is obviously a Cadillac.

Inside you’ll find an upright centre stack topped off with a sat-nav screen, plus seating for five with folding rear seats. Suspension is thought to be by Macpherson struts up front and multi-link set-up at the rear. The SRX is thought to be just over 4.5m long, 1.85m wide and 1.7m tall.

Does the new SRX appeal to you any more than the old car? Click ‘Add your comment’ below and have your say.

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy