A Cadillac SRX by any other name would smell like a Saab 9-4x?

Autocar in the UK managed to grab a snap of the Saab 9-4X during testing.  This is good news because it means the model is moving along toward production.  This model is a platform twin to the upcoming Cadillac SRX.  Originally we thought that these would be introduced as the BRX, indicating a smaller platform (B) recreational (R) crossover (X), but Cadillac has opted to make this the next SRX.  Part of the idea is that with the new CTS Sport Wagon filling in the station wagon (estate) role, this new mid-size crossover can fill the SRX role.  Fine by me, all thing considered.

2009 SRX Sport

The 2009 SRX Sport features body-colored front and rear fascias with a wire mesh backing, optoinal 20" wheels and new 6-speed automatic transmission.

The current SRX as shown is a large RWD vehicle, but was based on the same sigma platform as the previous generation CTS.

2010 Cadillac SRX Crossover.

2010 Cadillac SRX Crossover.

The new SRX is based on the epsilon/theta crossover platform and is FWD or AWD.

2010 Cadillac SRX Crossover

2010 Cadillac SRX Crossover

Although it still enjoys a sizable wheelbase, it has the appearance of a smaller vehicle.

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