Detroit, Michigan – The Cadillac SRX midsize luxury crossover receives a significant upgrade for the 2012 model year. A new 308-horsepower 3.6-litre direct-injected V6 engine gives the SRX the most standard power in its class, and includes a driver-selectable ECO Mode for optimal fuel economy.

While gaining substantial horsepower, the new LFX engine delivers comparable fuel economy to predecessor engines because of its more mass-efficient design and the ECO Mode, which sets revised shift points in the 6-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission to maximize economy.

Other upgrades and changes in the SRX for 2012 include standard Bluetooth on all models, an optional heated steering wheel, a 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.

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