Jim Hudson Cadillac, the exclusive authorized Cadillac dealership in Columbia, South Carolina, is thrilled to announce exciting changes coming to the Cadillac SRX for the 2012 model year, which begins in August. A new 308-horsepower 3.6L direct-injected V6 engine, even more powerful than the optional turbocharged engine available in 2011, gives SRX the most standard power in its class, and includes a driver-selectable ECO Mode for optimal fuel economy.
While gaining 43 horsepower compared to the standard engine in the 2011 SRX, the new engine (code-named LFX) delivers comparable fuel economy to predecessor engines because of its more mass-efficient design and the ECO Mode, which alters the shift points in the 6-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission to maximize economy. In addition, the outgoing turbocharged engine was only available with all-wheel drive, meaning drivers can now benefit from the additional power without the normal dip in fuel economy that all-wheel drive vehicles encounter.
The 2012 SRX carries a standard price of $36,060 including $875 destination charge. Other upgrades and changes in the SRX for 2012 include standard Bluetooth on all models, an heated steering wheel that comes on all but the base model, a new Xenon Blue Metallic exterior paint option that will be available in fall 2011, an all-ebony interior option with contrasting stitching, and a new 20-inch wheel finish option.
“We’re taking a winning product in the SRX and reaching higher,” said Don Butler, Cadillac VP for marketing. “The crossover category is one of the biggest and most important segments in the luxury market. SRX has performed very well and is the best selling Cadillac worldwide, but our approach is not to leave well enough alone.”
Since the current generation launched for the 2010 model year, SRX sales in the United States have moved from ninth to second in the segment, overtaking nearly all competitors. SRX retail sales are up 18 percent in 2011, gaining 1.5 share points this year. Additionally, 71 percent of SRX buyers are new to Cadillac, a high “conquest” rate in a luxury segment known for buyers that are highly loyal to their chosen brands.
SRX offers Columbia drivers that venture into worse road conditions an advanced All Wheel Drive system with electronic limited slip rear differential that distributes power front-to-rear, and also can move power across the rear axle based on driving conditions and traction. The chassis includes Adaptive Real-Time damping technology for excellent ride control. Rainsense automatic windshield wipers connect to the braking system, enabling the brakes to conduct slight periodic caliper applications, keeping rotors dry for optimal stopping power in wet conditions.
SRX includes HID headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting, Bose 5.1 surround sound with navigation, a full-color LCD Driver Info Center, and a rear-view camera system. A full year of OnStar service is standard and features myCadillac and OnStar RemoteLink mobile apps and Stolen Vehicle Assistance.
The SRX is Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2011 Top Safety Pick with industry-leading active and passive safety and crash avoidance systems.
2012 Cadillac SRX for sale in Columbia, South Carolina
Jim Hudson Cadillac is the exclusive authorized Cadillac dealer in Columbia, South Carolina, and serves the midlands with a focus on complete customer satisfaction. One of the newest Cadillac dealers in the country, Jim Hudson received its Cadillac dealership in May 2010 after decades of exceptional customer service to its Buick, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac owners. For more information on the 2012 Cadillac SRX, call Jim Hudson Cadillac at (888) 377-4971 or visit their 2012 Cadillac SRX Columbia SC website.