Cadillac has confirmed the next-generation SRX will become the XT5 and will arrive in 2016.
In revealing plans on how the American automaker plans to integrate Apple CarPlay into its vehicles, it said that all 2016 model year products will feature enhanced connectivity and control, including the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto except the SRX crossover. In the announcement, Cadillac said that the model “will move to an all-new generation in early 2016.”
Besides the XT5, all 2016 Cadillac models equipped with the company’s CUE eight-inch multi-touch screen will be compatible with Apple CarPlay at launch with Android Auto phased into 2016 production at a later date.
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In addition, a more powerful processor will be added to CUE for all 2016 models, enabling faster system startup, voice recognition, navigation searches and media playing. Map screens on CUE have also been redesigned for easier use, including the addition of one-touch control for commonly used features such as “muting” voice navigation instructions and route cancellation.
On the Escalade, CTS and XTS models, Cadillac will also add Surround Vision to CUE, a 360-degree view of the vehicle’s perimeter.
“Cadillac’s product transformation includes continuing upgrades to connectivity and in-car technology,” says David Leone, Executive Chief Engineer. “In 2015 Cadillac became the first luxury brand to feature broad use of wireless charging and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and now in 2016 we’re moving quickly to enhance phone integration and overall system performance.”