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Chevrolet Caprice
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1965-1996
1999-Present (Middle East)
Class Full-Size
Body Style 4 dr Sedan
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase 118.5 in (3010 mm)
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission 6-speed 6L80E Automatic w/ Active Select, RWD
Engine 3.6 litre V6
6.0 litre V8
Power 240 hp @ 6000 rpm
245 lb-ft (330 Nm) of torque @ 2600 rpm

355 hp @ 5700 rpm
390 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque @ 4400 rpm
Similar Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln Town Car
Dodge Monaco
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Chevrolet Caprice and Caprice Classic are full-sized automobiles produced by General Motors in the United States and Canada from 1965 through 1996 model years and in Mexico from 1977 through 1983. This vehicle was the second model of the Chevrolet Impala.

Recent Changes[]

  • On Oct 2009, Chevrolet announced the return of the Caprice to the North American market, albeit only as a police interceptor. The Caprice PPV, is based on the LWB Middle East-market, Australian-built Zeta platform and is set to arrive in 2011 with an E85-capable and Active Fuel Management equipped 6.0 litre V8 producing 355 horsepower and 385 lb/ft of torque. For the 2012 model year, a smaller displacement V6 engine will also be offered. Power is managed via a 6-speed slushbox sending power to the rear wheels. That powertrain has been heavily modified to police spec with a high-output alternator, engine oil, transmission and power steering coolers. Other changes include 18-inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps, larger four-wheel disc brakes with heavy-duty brake pads, heavy-duty suspension components, police-calibrated stability control system and driver information center in the instrument cluster with selectable speed tracking feature. As an added bonus, the seats are designed to accommodate their gun belts. Optional equipment will include spotlights; lockouts for the power windows and locks; and an "undercover" street-appearance package (9C3).[1]

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Current Generation: (1999–present)[]

Main Article: Holden Statesman/Caprice

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The Chevrolet Caprice had been completely phased out in North America as production ended in 1996. But the new Chevrolet Caprice was introduced in 1999 but not in the USA. The new Caprice was revived by the new Holden Statesman bult in left hand drive for the Middle Eastern market only. The Statesman based Caprice features a monocoque construction for better structural integrity the new car is 201 mm shorter, 109 mm narrower, 44 mm higher and has a shorter wheelbase of just 5 mm.

The Caprice came with four models starting from the base-model LS, the mid-range LTZ, the sporty SS and the top-of-the-range Royale. The LS and LTZ both come with a 5.7L Gen II V8 producing 295 hp and the SS and the Royale get the same engine but with more power up to 325 hp.

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There are no known plans for the Chevrolet Caprice to establish in the American market. In 2009, they have released a Caprice PPV version for police officers in North America but no plans exist in selling the car to the general public.

Caprice PPV

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  • 2007 Middle East Autocar Best Luxury Car Award

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