The new model features 16-inch steel wheels (15-inch on the previous model) while ground clearance goes up from 181mm to 212mm, meaning both approach and departure angles are now better for the new model.
For starters you get front and rear mud guards, an air conditioner, an audio system with Bluetooth and RDS, multi-function steering, electric windows, USB outlet, centre console box, dual front airbags, ABS brakes and a five-year / 90 000km service plan.
You can differentiate the new model by virtue of its de-chromed exterior, which instead, sees black cladding for the door handles and outer mirrors. Inside, the SRX gets hardwearing rough-weave fabric upholstery.
The heart of the beast
This model is powered by the proved 2.5 D-4D four-cylinder diesel engine, which is mated to a five-speed manual box. The unit produces 75kW/260Nm.
The retail selling price of R298 700 is a R5 000 premium over the outgoing model.