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Chevrolet Caprice Police Car

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I want to see the rear. Good to see the Caprice 9C1 back.

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I can't wait for the California Highway Patrol to get some of these.

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Grill looks as bad as the one on the Chevrolet Lacetti...

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Why, why can't this be a Buick Park Avenue? Or give the SWB version (G8) a Camaro front clip?

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I had no negative reaction to this car when I first saw the pics. The grille is maybe a little too tame, but it fits with the rest of the car. It's refreshing to see something different for a change.

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I can't wait for the California Highway Patrol to get some of these.

I can... <_<

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I want to see the rear. Good to see the Caprice 9C1 back.

This is a Middle-Eastern Chevrolet Caprice, Australian Holden Statesman/Caprice and Chinese Buick Park Avenue (minus the Buick's interior) in Police clothes. Go to holden.com.au or to chevroletarabia.com for rear shots.

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So GM.... what's the problem with building a civilian version of this to replace the W-body Impala?

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9C3 undercover package.

Hmmm? How does one one make a RWD Chevy from OZ not stand out in Cleveland Ohio?

Are they going to graft a G8 nose on it so it looks like it belongs? LOL!!

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So GM.... what's the problem with building a civilian version of this to replace the W-body Impala?

Chevy might be able to bring in some Civilan versions to make up for the slow sales? Many will love this car but some will not be able to afford them.

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Bob Lutz did not lie. He said the G8 was coming back as a Chevrolet Caprice. It has. That is the Holden Statesman/Caprice body shell. I know they are not going to just have a police version.

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Bob Lutz did not lie. He said the G8 was coming back as a Chevrolet Caprice. It has. That is the Holden Statesman/Caprice body shell. I know they are not going to just have a police version.

And Fritz was right also, this is not a rebaged G8, since it's the LWB Statesman/Caprice...

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9C3 undercover package.

Hmmm? How does one one make a RWD Chevy from OZ not stand out in Cleveland Ohio?

Maybe they assume the masses will just think it's an Impala from Avis.

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500x_Chevy-Caprice-Interior_TOP.jpgToday's return of the Chevy Caprice to the police car ranks means more than just serious hoonage potential. With a new optional technology package, we're told it'll be the most high-tech police car ever built.

From what we can see and what we're told in the press release, the folks at Australia's National Safety Agency (NSA) are collaborating with the LAPD, Holden and Chevy to show off an advanced integrated technology system with the new Chevy Caprice. The system will include:

*Large, purpose designed, multi-function, touch screen integrated into dashboard
*Intelligent power management system
*Consolidated user interface
*Automatic Licence Plate Recognition
*In-car video with live broadcast capability
*Advanced wireless connectivity
*Automatic and seamless CAD and computer system updates performed ‘on the fly' minimising down time and costly service calls
*Wireless vehicle telemetry fleet management system
*Forward looking infrared/night vision (FLIR) camera
*Fingerprint and facial recognition capability
*Virtual prisoner cell
*Latest high output low power LED lighting technology

While yes the Carbon Motors E7 would probably beat out the tech package from Chevy, the for-sale date of the new Caprice is much sooner than the expected for-sale date of the E7. Take a look through the photos below of what appear to be two different packages and tell us what you see.

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And Fritz was right also, this is not a rebaged G8, since it's the LWB Statesman/Caprice...

Yes, he was. The platform was not dead in this country. They said Pontiac and the G8 were dead. It is. It lives on in Australia as a Holden Commodore special edition and part of the HSV range. The "platform" is not. I saw this in another article:

The Caprice is actually sold by Holden in Australia as its flagship luxury sedan as well as in some Asian markets where it wears Buick, Chevrolet and Daewoo badges. If it proves successful as a police squad car and there is enough civilian interest in it, GM may just be persuaded to bring it to local showrooms. However, with GM’s poor financial state and tough CAFE regulations, we wouldn’t recommend holding your breath.

It would be so easy to put a hood ornament on that car and bring this version here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBrUpCILnbU

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So GM.... what's the problem with building a civilian version of this to replace the W-body Impala?

Cost vs Pricing (i.e. GM expecting different margins for fleet and non-fleet sales)? Or this going to the US as a police car only could be a teaser of sorts... There are many possible reasons.

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Well the front and rear are rental car boring in style but other than that the interior is cool and atleast the platform will still be here in some way.

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Hopefully this is a teaser for a civilian Chevrolet version of the VF Caprice/Statesman.

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No one had complaints about this front end on the middle east Caprice, so why are we complaining now? Honestly.

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Well the only thing we know about the Impala for sure since the New GM was formed is it is a ways off.

It will be intersting to see what Lutz has planned. You know he would not settle just for a larger Malibu.

I am not saying it will be RWD but I have a feeling a lot has changed on this and many GM cars recently. GM is no where as open on their plans when they were trying to buy time and keep stock prices up.

Also with the Public Offering coming up you know we will see some big plans around that time to sell shares.

There is a good chance we make get something better than just rebadged older Holden. Only time will tell.

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No one had complaints about this front end on the middle east Caprice, so why are we complaining now? Honestly.

Complainig adds a healthy dose of :violin: to every thread, LOL

What I am wondering is if what I read on GMI (which I am assuming is nothing but rumours at this point) about other Zetas being considered for the US means that Chevy could get a SWB Zeta sedan and Cadillac a LWB sedan to slot above the CTS.

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No one had complaints about this front end on the middle east Caprice, so why are we complaining now? Honestly.

Kinda looks like the grille from the mid east Lumina (SWB Zeta), IIRC the middle east Caprice has a fancier grille w/o a bowtie..

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I like the big touch screen console. But I think that company in Atlanta with the purpose built police car is going to be a strong option, since it designed with police duty in mind, and not a retro-fitted family sedan. Plus they have a diesel that gets over 30 mpg and still has strong acceleration. This car is a huge upgrade over the Impala cop car, gets them level with the Charger, and Taurus SHO. But if gas prices go back to $4 a gallon, that diesel at 30 mpg is going to look great compared to the 20 mpg Charger and Caprice.

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