Chevrolet Caprice

Chevrolet Caprice
2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV -- 12-06-2010 front.jpg
2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
Overview
Manufacturer
Production
  • 1965–1996
  • 2000–2017 (Holden)
Model years
  • 1966–1996
  • 2001–2017 (Middle East)
  • 2011–2017 (North America)
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size
LayoutFR layout
Platform
Chronology
Predecessor

The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized automobile produced by Chevrolet in North America for the 1965 to 1996 model years. Full-size Chevrolet sales peaked in 1965 with over a million sold. It was the most popular American car in the sixties and early seventies, which, during its lifetime, included the Biscayne, Bel Air, and Impala.

Introduced in mid-1965 as a luxury trim package for the Impala four-door hardtop, Chevrolet offered a full line of Caprice models for the 1966 and subsequent model years, including a "formal hardtop" coupe and an Estate station wagon. The 1971 to 1976 models are the largest Chevrolets ever built. The downsized 1977 and restyled 1991 models were awarded Motor Trend Car of the Year. Production ended in 1996.

From 2011 to 2017, the Caprice nameplate returned to North America as a full-size, rear wheel drive police vehicle, a captive import from Australia built by General Motors's subsidiary Holden—the police vehicle is a rebadged version of the Holden WM/WN Caprice.[1] The nameplate also had a civilian and police presence in the Middle East from 1999 to 2017, where the imported Holden Statesman/Caprice built by Holden was marketed as the Chevrolet Caprice in markets such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

  1. ^ chevroletcapriceppv.com