Showing off a bra that gets translucent when wet, the Theta-Epsilon chassis-ed 2010 Cadillac BRX was caught by star car spy shooter Chris Doane. The new CUV from the General is expected to start production in May of 2009 at the Ramos Arizpe plant with its platform-sharing cousin, the Saab 9-4X, in May of 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle. So since the last shots of the 2010 BRX was spotted, what do we find as different? There's that grille — like the Provoq concept's drastic change from the Art & Science look of the past few years of the Cadillac brand. Full spy report below the jump and the large-scale shot here.
NEW Pictures of Cadillac's BRX!
During the last several months, photos have surfaced of a GM CUV identified as the Cadillac BRX. As it turns out, those photos were actually of the next-generation Chevy Equinox. Last week we caught the "real" BRX for the first time, and today we have more photos of an actual 2010 Cadillac BRX prototype.
Riding on GM's new TE (Theta-Epsilon) chassis, this new, smaller Caddy CUV will start production in May of 2009 at the Ramos Arizpe plant. The General will look to build about 75,000 units annually.
Codenamed GMT166, Cadillac will share the TE platform with Saab for the 9-4x CUV (GMT168) that starts production in the fall of 2009.
Powertrain choices will surely include the 300hp, direct-injection 3.6L V6 found in the CTS. A 2.0L turbo-diesel variant is also in the works, however, it remains to be seen whether that model will be sold in US.
Through the camouflage on this BRX prototype, we can see the production grill will follow the Provoq concept almost exactly, while the rear camouflage attempts to hide the true roof line - but we can tell the production green house will swoop downward in the rear just as it does on the Provoq. Quite honestly, we don't see many differences from the concept at all. It seems as if the tail fin tail lights of the concept may even find their way to production.
One thing we did not see on the concept - that we do see on the prototype - are the dual exhaust outlets integrated into the bumper. While shooting, we also noticed that the BRX will feature the same pop-up navigation screen that you find in the CTS sedan.