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Anyone hoping that GM will produce a 'rebadged' Cadillac design version of the AWD Buick Encore? Power is a bit low, but with the right 'toys' and Cadillac 'cues' (leather, huge sunroof, power hatch etc etc, I'd buy one...I'm going to downsize at some point...but would like to stay in a Caddie...

I've talked to the design folks at Cadillac 'central' and they say that nothing like that is in the works...

I even have a name for it: the Cadillac Onyx.

I think they'd sell, though...Just imagine 'SRX' styling cues on an AWD Encore...and with EVERY toy you could think of...That would be a great car for 'older guys' like me...(and perhaps a bit bigger engine - or nitrous!!!??_

Yes, I guess I'm not THAT old.

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I did read news around that Cadillac will introduce a SUV/crossover smaller than the SRX, I would imagine it will be similar Buick Encore/Chevy Trax size. These badge engineered products are suppose to be more reliable with less unique parts and save automaker R&D costs. I personally feel slap a Caddy badge onto a Trax or Encore will deteriorate Caddy's brand imagine.
 

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I would love to see a smaller SRX, or similar. I don't need the size and weight of my SRX, but like the overall package. The Encore seems cheap to me, especially with regard to the creature comforts and toys. I've been searching for a small crossover that says luxury for some time. Better fuel economy and maneuverability, along with the same experience I've become accustomed to would be perfect for me. I would also prefer to stay with GM. I like the passive auto locking, OnStar Remote Link App, and many other GM features. I also much prefer the lack of a premium fuel requirement with GM vehicles. When I hear that premium fuel is recommended or required for a vehicle that I'm considering, I RUN for the exit. The SRX is tired and in need of a major refresh/redesign for sure. I'm itching to change vehicles, if for no other reason that to get better fuel economy and HID HEADLAMPS!
 

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Hello all...

Anyone hoping that GM will produce a 'rebadged' Cadillac design version of the AWD Buick Encore? Power is a bit low, but with the right 'toys' and Cadillac 'cues' (leather, huge sunroof, power hatch etc etc, I'd buy one...I'm going to downsize at some point...but would like to stay in a Caddie...

I've talked to the design folks at Cadillac 'central' and they say that nothing like that is in the works...

I even have a name for it: the Cadillac Onyx.

I think they'd sell, though...Just imagine 'SRX' styling cues on an AWD Encore...and with EVERY toy you could think of...That would be a great car for 'older guys' like me...(and perhaps a bit bigger engine - or nitrous!!!??_

Yes, I guess I'm not THAT old.

TORONTO-SRX
Eureka! I could get a new "Onyx" to use as a tender, park it in the trunk of my Escalade ESV for use in downtown T.O.

Then I could park the ESV in the suburbs, take the Onyx out of the trunk actually get into the older underground parking lots downtown which don't have enough ceiling height for the Escalade.

Just kidding, I love those new Buick Encore's. Unfortunately for me even the SRX -gorgeous as it is- is too small for my family? I would have gotten one in a heartbeat if it was big enough. Once we are empty nesters, it would be awesome to have an Onyx and not have to worry about getting the Beast into a tight parking spot.


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Size would be good for a second car and a daily commuter but not the main family car. The major drawbacks that I see is that it needs more power - maybe a V6 - interior needs an upgrade and better styling. It looks like its too "econobox" for a Cadillac.
 

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Same here, and there's just 2 of us in the house. I was hoping the next generation would add a bit more room for cargo behind the rear seat. What's available now just barely meets my needs.
2 adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs hence 2 Escalades...maybe when the kids grow up and leave the nest!


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I don't see this happening anytime soon. I have a lot of car-guy friends, and I'm the only one who likes Cadillac (they're all BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus). (As a point of reference, I'm 36). The biggest complaint from them, is the same thing I see in these forums as being a selling feature, size. Cadillac owners still have a lot of "older folks" buying the brand who want the bigness. To them, the big ol' boat still looks cool, like their favorite pair of wranglers. To most non-cadillac luxury car fans, the size of caddy's are what ages the brand. When you look at demographic data on who buys the Cadillac it's probably most evident. The brand is still ruled by men over the age of 65. The ATS is really the only true "young" model in the line-up (in terms of who buys according to GM data). The ATS-V is a smart strategic move in my opinion.

So could it attract more young buyers? Probably. Would it sell? Yep. But the real question is, will Cadillac do it? I don't see it happening anytime soon. They're still coming out with a lot of boat'ish models each year.

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...(they're all BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus). (As a point of reference, I'm 36). The biggest complaint from them, is the same thing I see in these forums as being a selling feature, size....
So are they saying the SRX is too big or too small? If they say the SRX is too big they don't know what they're talking about as the RX is larger than the SRX (at least insofar as cargo capacity is concerned).

The RX is the leader in it's category and is the vehicle Cadillac is competing against for sales.

But then with the new redesign of the RX it appears it's also aiming at a younger market as well.
 

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So are they saying the SRX is too big or too small? If they say the SRX is too big they don't know what they're talking about as the RX is larger than the SRX (at least insofar as cargo capacity is concerned). The RX is the leader in it's category and is the vehicle Cadillac is competing against for sales. But then with the new redesign of the RX it appears it's also aiming at a younger market as well.
Not really any comment about the SRX in particular other than it being a "mommy mobile", which is more likely their poking fun at me. lol I've just heard complaints about the brand in general being too big.
 

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The Cimarron was a first gen Cavalier with a few 'sort of'' Cadillac 'cues' (the grill)...and, yes, it WAS a disaster. I'm not talking about cheaping out on the 'Onyx'...I'm talking a full-fledged luxury SUV that would be 'Encore/Trax' size - SMALLER, that's all...with all the quality stuff, real wood, DECENT leather...power everything AND, unlike the good-riddance long-departed Cimarron - the Onyx would have ample power. Big difference. Cadillac has, I grant you - dropped the ball on some of its still-born new models and some that made it to market (like the Cimarron)...but SOME were amazing vehicles...like the XLR...which had a Corvette engine, lots of style and yes, two seats...(I'd like one)
 

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I had a 2014 srx as my loaner car while my 2010 dts platinum was in the shop.. srx looks cool on outside but on the inside I felt like my dts platinum was way nicer ( loaner car coulda been a base srx) I had the srx for 3 days and when I got my dts back I felt more power and more control... not an srx fan....
 
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The Cimarron was a first gen Cavalier with a few 'sort of'' Cadillac 'cues' (the grill)...and, yes, it WAS a disaster. I'm not talking about cheaping out on the 'Onyx'...I'm talking a full-fledged luxury SUV that would be 'Encore/Trax' size - SMALLER, that's all...with all the quality stuff, real wood, DECENT leather...power everything AND, unlike the good-riddance long-departed Cimarron - the Onyx would have ample power. Big difference. Cadillac has, I grant you - dropped the ball on some of its still-born new models and some that made it to market (like the Cimarron)...but SOME were amazing vehicles...like the XLR...which had a Corvette engine, lots of style and yes, two seats...(I'd like one)
 
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