General Motors said that it delivered 23 units of its Australian-built Chevrolet Caprice police cars in May. The 23 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol rear-wheel-drive cars were assembled by GM’s Holden brand in Australia and shipped to an outfitter in California.
GM didn’t identify the law enforcement agencies that took delivery of the cars, which share a platform with the Chevrolet Camaro and the discontinued Pontiac G8 sedan.
GM spokesman Tom Henderson said non-pursuit detective versions of the cars were delivered in May. He did not confirm how many orders GM has received so far.
Henderson said that sales of the cars will be reported as dealers start delivering cars and that June figures will be higher. He said the pursuit models will greatly outnumber the detective models.
Refresher: Power comes from a 6.0L V8 engine that produces 355-hp with a peak torque of 384 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, 0 to 60 mph in the sub 6-second range. The Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle is scheduled to hit the streets in 2011. GM says that a V6 option will also be offered beginning in the 2012 model year. Prices start at $30,995.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News