Drivers in the market for a luxury car in the greater Alexandria area know that Lindsay Cadillac of Alexandria offers a wide selection of new Cadillac vehicles that have both high-end performance and amenities. There are some out there who wish to imitate that style, and it's not from traditional competitors either.
Dongfeng, an automaker out of China recently decided to put together a luxury crossover, which would be fine under any other circumstance, except that Dongfeng copied the Cadillac SRX in nearly every way. This vehicle, which doesn't yet have a name, bears the same exterior, from the grille, to the wheels, headlamps, and body lines that you'd find on the SRX.
While many other automakers might take a might take a cue from a competitor, the idea is to make it their own and stand out from the pack, much like Cadillac does. Dongfeng took some liberties with that, but let us be the first to tell you, it's where the similarities end.
The Dongfeng vehicle has no legitimate Cadillac parts that come equipped in each new Cadillac and are held to a high standard of quality. On top of that, it has an engine that would be found in mid-size sedans, not luxury crossovers like the Cadillac SRX, which is powered by a 3.6-liter direct-injection that can produce 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
Here at Lindsay Cadillac of Alexandria, while we think it's flattering that another automaker would try and imitate the Cadillac SRX, there's nothing like the real thing. And, if you'd like to check out a tried and true luxury crossover SUV, stop into our showroom at 1525 Kenwood Avenue Alexandria, VA 23302 where we can give you a complete overview of the specifications, and arrange a test drive.