2009 Cadillac BRX

We just received the following spy shots from the enterprising cloak n' dagger shooters at KGP of the new Cadillac BRX. The BRX crossover is set to replace the slow-selling SRX as early as next fall. The long-wheelbase Theta II-platformed Car-UV would be the longer kissin' cousin of the Saturn Vue — which it was just seen testing alongside of in these shots. We'll let KGP take it from here:

One of our eagle-eyed compatriots spotted this all-new crossover during some high-altitude tests and managed to get a few photos before it got away. The BRX had been pegged by industry sources as a smaller, more economical replacement for Cadillac's slow-selling SRX, utilizing a long-wheelbase variation on the Theta II platform that underpins the new Saturn Vue. The size and packaging of this latest prototype, seen testing along side a Saturn Vue as they high-tailed it to safety, appears to support those initial reports.

This BRX prototype is thoroughly disguised, but its smart size and solid stance are clearly visible. A sharp midsection character line can be seen plunging downward from the C-pillar, toward the front front fender, hinting at some possible CTS overtones. The tester was also sporting some seven-spoked wheels that closely resemble the seven-spokers on Cadillac's current Escalade. An interesting side- window-line angles back sharply at the C-pillar, with a slight kink at the waistline.

The BRX is also expected to be shared with Saab (on a 9-4X), and the revised platform may also spawn a Buick variant as well. Engine options are expected to include both the 2.8- and 3.6-liter HF V6s, while a diesel will also be offered in Europe. The new CUV, perhaps available as early as next Fall, will be available in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations.