The Cadillac SRX has been a sales bright spot for Cadillac in 2014, even though it is a bit long in the tooth. The aging luxury crossover SUV, which is mildly revised for 2015, continues to sell well beyond the U.S. borders, as well. This is especially true in China.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the mid-size SUV “are exceeding our expectations globally, not just in China.” Though if the report is to be believed, there’s a good chance the next-generation Cadillac SRX could be built in China to sell in that same region.
The country’s acceptance of the SRX has led vice president of sales, service and marketing for General Motors in China, John Stadwick, to reveal that production of the next-generation SRX in The Land of the Dragon is a possibility, which accounts for more than 40 percent of Cadillac’s sales in that market.
Currently the SRX is solely built in Mexico, and there’s no mention of a future Chinese-built SRX replacing or supplanting production at the North American factory.
GM Authortity expects a new SRX to arive sometime in 2016. Rumors abound that the next-gen model may use the Alpha platform that underpins the ATS and CTS sedans, though this platform may instead be used on a future Cadillac crossover that slots below the SRX in size.