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Leaked: Chevrolet Caprice Police Detective PPV

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The Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV), based on the same Holden chassis as the now-defunct Pontiac G8, was revealed last fall, but today, a leaked document shows off the plainclothes version: the Police Detective.

Sporting regular street-car looks but enhanced police-specific interior elements, the Police Detective gives us a glimpse of the Caprice that should have been but never was. Imagine this face butched up a bit and fitted with the internals of the Pontiac G8 GXP, badged as a Caprice SS, and you'll feel our pain.

Instead, the Caprice will be sold only to law enforcement as GM's bid to outdo the new Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. Without available all-wheel drive, the lack of a turbocharged V-6, and slightly less intimidating looks, the Caprice may have its work cut out for it--especially in Detective trim.

Hit up the link below for more details, including a link to the leaked PDF document.

[GM Inside News]

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  1. This car is is released in the middle eat for a long time. In fact they never stopped selling Caprice in the middle east. It is originally sold in Australia under the name of Commodore by Holden. Here is the Australian version of it:http://www.holden.com.au/latestoffers/commodore-offers/commodore-international-?region=National
     
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  2. Another half-assed product from the "New" GM.
     
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  3. i have seen a very large caprice that i belive will be the underpinnings of the new Caddy flagship while I was in Sydney in Feb. It was bigger than the G8/holdens that were every where and looked like a livery only car. The size of a audi A8. not this car you are showing here.
     
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  4. Guys: this isn't a retail Caprice. It's a police vehicle, with special police equipment.
     
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  5. The Caprice PPV is based on the Holden Caprice which is a bigger car than the Pontiac which was based on the Holden Commodore
     
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  6. Pontiac G8 = Holden Commodore
    Pontiac G8 GXP = HSV R8
    Chevvy Caprice = Holden Statesman/Caprice
    a little homework goes a long way !
     
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  7. I imagine this will be the choice in southern states, where the new Taurus interceptor will be more popular in snow-belt states, where AWD will come in handy. Ironically the opposite of the current scenario, with the FWD Impala is popular in the North, with Crown Vics and Chargers in the South.
    Even though it's not retail, I wonder if eventually decommissioned Caprices will be available on the 2nd hand market? I've seen a lot of '96 Caprices and old Crown Vics that obviously were former police cars.
     
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  8. Chevrolet Caprice Police Detective PPV.
    Now being the detective car its alright but would suck undercover use. At lease the chargers n fords fit into public. if a caprice was used for undercover work that would be so stupid. if its only law enforcement it wouldnt work. we have chargers and tahoes n some places still have the crown vics up here in ohio. and some impala. i would rather see the new fords and being awd even better with the weather we get. my citys department has the tahoe ppv witch is the only one i like other then the chargers. but the tahoe ppv is only 2wd. but backt o the caprice, i dont see it making it. i heard ford intercepters seats are suppost to have it where the gun belt would sit in the seat witch would be even better. I guess we will see how it goes. Thanks 4 reading.
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    Glenn
     
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