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Chevy Caprice To Be Sold To North American Public

Would you fancy this car in your driveway if it didn’t have the fussy light bits and the ropes blocking it off? Then the beleaguered General Motors will be happy to supply you with one.

Previously, the Chevy Caprice, essentially a badge-job of the now-deceased Pontiac G8, was only available as a fleet vehicle for policemen and such. But the ever-vocal minority of automotive enthusiasts have created the impression of demand in the eyes of GM and persuaded the soon-to-IPO firm to release the Caprice for public consumption. I find humour in this because the people who write on the internet (ahem) aren’t the type to go out and buy a new, domestic product. They just aren’t. And if they are, it’s only to prove a point. That point being that domestic products have come a long way and are now worth purchasing. Ok, fair enough, I suppose. I’ll agree that the G8 was a proper product, but it was still a 4-door muscle car without any of the heritage, feel-good design that is moving the current 2-door mullet coupés. As such, it didn’t really sell very well. Especially compared to the kind of 4-cylinder FWD sedans that most people find in their driveways.

No matter, the Caprice (née G8) is going to be for sale (again) soon. In retrospect, then, the last G8s weren’t really the last ones at all, and another remnant of Bob Lutz’ exuberant reign at GM lives on.

[A Very, Very Reliable Source]

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7 Comments

  1. Bob C. says:

    chevy has needed a rear wheel drive sedan for some time, front drive can't compare.

  2. Lawrence says:

    "the Chevy Caprice, essentially a badge-job of the now-deceased Pontiac G8.."
    This statement casts doubt on the writers knowledge of the new Caprice's lineage.
    The Caprice is actually GM Australia's Holden Caprice luxury sedan decontented and renamed for Chevrolet.
    Holden is GM's Australian counterpart/equivalent of Chevrolet. Pontiac's G-8 was based on Holden's Calais; it is slightly smaller than Caprice with a different and sportier body on a shorter wheelbase. BOO for lazy reporting!

  3. tsandco says:

    Yeeee Haaaaa!

  4. Pontiac fan says:

    Meh the G8 looks better ;-)

  5. stansted says:

    chevy has needed a rear wheel drive sedan. Chevrolet Caprice has a luxury car.

  6. Guest says:

    This car is really ugly. No one wants to drive a V8 that looks like a bottom base car.

  7. G8 Attached says:

    I am excited that Chev is looking at a sporty performance sedan for the near future. I would hope that the new Chev's overall value, performance and "European" styling are at least as good as the 2009 GT and GXP models. The G8 has been an absolute pleasure to drive, though few know what it is! This will be Chev's challenge.

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