Cadillac SRX News
Last night at an event before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, Cailfornia, Cadillac unveiled its Ciel concept car, which it calls "an open-air grand touring car." Under the sleek, imposing lines, the all-wheel-drive Ciel four-seat convertible is powered by a 425-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine with twin turbochargers. That engine, says GM, is paired with a hybrid system that uses a lithium-ion battery pack. So far, so good. Another General Motors concept with a hybrid powertrain. But what is it, exactly? 'Hybrid' sans details The first thing to note is that GM has released...
What Really Killed The Cadillac SRX Plug-In? It's Complicated
When a major automaker cancels an innovative plug-in hybrid vehicle program, that's big news. If it's General Motors, that goes double, given the politics that continue to swirl around GM's bankruptcy and the U.S. government's ongoing ownership of part of the company. So it was news when...John Voelcker
Weak Battery Explains Death Of Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid
Well, now we know a little more about why the Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid project was killed by its development team at General Motors. The culprit, according to GMInsideNews, was the lithium-ion battery pack. More specifically, it wasn't providing the efficiency gains that would have been needed...John Voelcker
Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Crossover: Killed Before Birth?
It may be the most star-crossed program in recent automotive history, and now it's apparently dead. According to Reuters, General Motors has canceled work on the planned plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac SRX crossover sport utility. The canceled SRX plug-in would have been the second GM car...John Voelcker
Chevy's Got the Volt; Will Cadillac Be GM's Hybrid Leader?
Among car buyers, none of the four surviving General Motors brands are really associated with hybrid vehicles. Now that customer deliveries have started for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, GM's other brands will need some green cred too. What's the future of GM's Two-Mode...John Voelcker