Cadillac's best selling model, the SRX midsize crossover, is getting a technology-heavy makeover for the 2013 model year, the company said today in advance of the 2012 New York International Auto Show.
The Cadillac SRX is one of five new or redesigned General Motors cars and crossovers that will be shown for the first time at the auto show when it begins Wednesday.
When it goes on sale this fall, the SRX will get CUE, Cadillac's information and technology system, along with the company's new control and alert safety systems and a new design for the front upper and lower grilles.
CUE, or Cadillac User Experience, is Cadillac's new touch-screen with voice-recognition software, connectivity, navigation and other controls.
CUE is debuting this year in the SRX as well as the ATS and XTS sedans. The main 8-inch LCD touch-screen display can be customized and paired to up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices.
The SRX also will get Cadillac's new driver awareness and driver assist technology packages.
Their features include rear cross traffic alert, Cadillac's safety alert seat technology, automatic front and rear braking and adaptive cruise control. The technologies alert the driver of an impending accident and can brake or adjust the speed if the driver fails to react.
If an accident is imminent, both sides of the seat vibrate and six red LED lights embedded in the windshield flash their warning.
The SRX received its last redesign for 2010. In 2011, Cadillac sold 56,905 SRXs, an 11.4 percent increase. The SRX is produced at General Motors' plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
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