Chev Caprice coming to Canada

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Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby mark y » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:51 pm

GM is going to be announcing in the near future that they will indeed be bringing the Caprice Interceptor to Canada. Our roving reporters and undercover spies have confirmed directly from the head person at GM's Law Enforcement Vehicles division that yes, the car will be available to purchase (not to general public though) in Canada. GM will be making the announcement in the next few weeks.

The first model to be available will be the 355hp 6.0L V8 RWD (with 6-speed trans. with 'sport' mode) and the V6 model will be coming in 2012-ish.

Though the car has a center console shifter, GM has listened to the law enforcement input and has moved the shifter as far forward and off-center to the left as possible, opening up the center area quite nicely for equipment. The seats are comfy and it has 4" more legroom than the Crown Vic. The trunk is massive and neatly carries a fullsize spare with no loss of trunk space.

http://www.chevroletcapriceppv.com/

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby Cop23 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:31 pm

Must be pleasant to reach for that center console, which will be located underneath our MWS !
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby Sleepless In E » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:04 pm

This is pretty much a Pontiac G8 with a bowtie is it not?
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby mark y » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:30 am

Sleepless In E wrote:This is pretty much a Pontiac G8 with a bowtie is it not?
That was the original plan a couple years ago but it's a very different car now. I've spoken to a couple fleet managers (both are police officers with 25+ yrs exp.)who have seen it recenty and both were extremely impressed by it. They said that the console shifter isn't nearly as much of an issue now that it's been relocated.

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby Whistler » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:41 pm

Will be interesting to see what cars are adopted by agencies with the Caprice, new Ford, and also the 2011 Charger which supposedly fixes a lot of the problems of the older Charger...

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby NMG » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:36 pm

Big shoes to fill...
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby mark y » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:49 pm

We got word today from the Canadian GM factory rep that the Caprice WILL be coming to Canada. Expected availability is mid 2011.

PDF is here;

http://members.shaw.ca/hyager/Caprice%200710Can.pdf

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby Casey Jones » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:53 pm

fantastic. so no longer can my right leg slide under the MDT to make the car comfortable for me and my ridiculously large stature. it'll be like driving a honda civic as the e-brake on them is in the same damn spot.

WHAT WAS SO WRONG WITH A COLUMN SHIFTER?!

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby devilwoman » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:04 am

The first model to be available will be the 355hp 6.0L V8 RWD
Not great horsepower for a 6L V8......
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby Homer » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:27 am

devilwoman wrote:
The first model to be available will be the 355hp 6.0L V8 RWD
Not great horsepower for a 6L V8......
That's 355hp and 384 lb-ft of torque running 87 octane. Maybe not high output for a big V8, but that indicates that the engine is not a high-strung & high-maintenance sports car engine. And a 6-spd auto transmission should give pretty good getup & go. :alright:
Unfortunately the peak torque is pretty high - 4400rpm. Not sure about the weight (did not see it on the Chev site).

In comparison, the Ford with EcoBoost puts out 365hp & 350 lb-ft torque. But that torque is available from 1500 rpm up to 5200 rpm - looks like a wider powerband than the Chevy. Again, could not find the weight (which will vary with installed equip), but either one looks like a fast ride.
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby devilwoman » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:20 am

That's 355hp and 384 lb-ft of torque running 87 octane.
Hemis run 376hp on 87 Octane. Just saying! ;)
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby KevinH » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:58 am

devilwoman wrote:
That's 355hp and 384 lb-ft of torque running 87 octane.
Hemis run 376hp on 87 Octane. Just saying! ;)

Yeah, but then you have to drive a Dodge

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby devilwoman » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:07 pm

Yeah, but then you have to drive a Dodge
LOL...well that does not bother me in the least! I will take the Dodge anytime.
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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby parks department dave » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:44 pm

do you drive that gorgeous challenger in the winter devilwoman?

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Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Postby RemingtonSteel » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:31 pm

parks department dave wrote:do you drive that gorgeous challenger in the winter devilwoman?
are you kidding. She loves that thing way too much, she wraps it in a diaper and feeds it a bottle in the garage all winter :smirk:
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