Chevrolet Caprice Gets Put Through Its Paces, Looking Good In Civilian Trim

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Chevrolet Caprice Gets Put Through Its Paces, Looking Good In Civilian Trim

While the Chevrolet Caprice is reserved for police vehicle fleets only, there have been some rumors about a civilian version making its way to showrooms for public consumption, and the latest videos showing footage of a police evaluation event only seem to further that.

Previous shots of the Caprice have either shown it in full police livery, or an “unmarked” version which ditched the lightbar and graphics but still retained the steel wheels and blacked out grilles. But the Caprices used in the latest video look like they could be sold to customers, if not for the small flashing lights hidden in the front fascia. Otherwise, the alloy wheels and interior devoid of any police equipment look pretty production ready. If it’s any consolation, we pressed one GM engineer at the Camaro Convertible launch about such a vehicle, and he answered with a wry smile, stating “these things have a way of happening”.

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  • D43m05

    I’m glad they are moving forward with an unmarked version of the car, which gives us hope Chevy will follow up with other variants. However, I suspect that police fleets may shy away from the unmarked version, as they would be easy to spot since Chevy doesn’t have a civilian version available.

  • Shak

    D43mo5, its just the same as Ford who previously sold both Detective and marked versions of the Crown Victoria, even though no civilian versions were sold.

  • charles

    wake up chevrolet, there is no way to have detectives and undercover operations in a caprice if the public knows only law enforcement can drive these cars.give me my version of this car with at least a 5.3 as base engine with the 6.0 and 6.2 option.i miss my 1996 caprice with 5.7
    engine,3:31 pos rear that thing would haul ass.it got 27 mpg@ 70-75 mph
    500-550 miles on a tank of gas.I COULD GO FROM RICH VA TO SAV GA WITHOUT
    REFUELING PETERSBURG VA TO AT-GA NO GAS, RAWLINGS VA TO QUEEN NY BACK TO EXIT 10 -EXIT 3 BEFORE REFUELING DEPENDING ON STOP AND GO TRAFFIC.CHEVY THIS IS THE REPUTATION THE CAPRICE HAVE TO LIVE UP TO .GIVE ME MINE IN EXTERIOR( DARK CHERRY) WITH (TWO TONE DK RED/BLACK COMBO INTERIOR).CUT THE CRAP GIVE ME A CAR AGAIN. I HAD A 72 NOVA SS, 75,76 AND 78 NOVA AND
    CHANGED TO CAPRICE IN 1989 AND 1996 .MY CURRENT CAR/TRUCK IS A 2000 IMPALA AND 2004 SIVERADO .

    THIS STORY IS REAL
    THE NAME IS REAL
    CHARLES

  • APS221

    Shak, it is not the same. Ford had sold a civilian Crown Vic for over a decade before it stopped and went to fleet only. In addition, the Panther platform was also available as the Grand Marquis, Marauder, and Town Car. As a result, the Panther platfor has become ubiquitous.

    D43m05 is correct. Marked or unmarked, the Caprice will be recognized as a police car. It seems unlikely that the Caprice will see any other use as long as the Impala and Malibu are still available. Unlike the ubiquitous Panther platform Ford/Mercury/Lincoln, nobody is going to mistake a Caprice for something else, like a Pontiac G8 or a Zeta platform Camaro.

    If GM doesn’t want to sell a civilian Caprice, the least they can do is sell a higher-end Zeta platform Buick.

  • dip

    This new Chevy Caprice looks like something that was designed over 20 years ago – GM has to be kidding putting out obsolete styled cars like this. I guess I’ll be puking whenever I see one of these outdated GM styled cars driving by my house. More of the same from a troubled and dying car company. No more Obama bailouts please!!!

  • REMYSS26

    For real GM!! That caprice is hot GARBAGE!! What the hell are you thinking!! Dodge and Ford will crush you right out of the auto market for a muscle car fleet!! GM you need help in your design department!! That is correct what happened to the days of the real CHEVY BOWTIE!!! That used to stand for power and performance!! HINT!!(SS) Now they have a bunch of grandfather cars with SS logos and call that performance and style!!! Wake up GM Go back to the era of the 96 impala/caprice years.i still own a 96ss and would never trade or sell it for what GM/CHEVY has to offer in today’s SS package!! Time to wake up GM or get left in the rear view as dodge and ford blow right past you!!! New caprice, not a good look at all!!

  • Cctsr1

    I want one.

  • flooby

    Looks like a Crapice.

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