The sixth generation of the sedan has been coming out the factory gates uninterrupted since 2006, but the reign of the model is set to end sometimes next year.
Still, for the 2017 model year the model is still here and for example you can get the full size sedan in Australia or the US of A. The latter market is only getting it as the Chevrolet SS sports sedan, or as the Chevrolet Caprice PPV – which translates into a police exclusive. While the SS is a one mean ride – which may snatch a few surprises from unsuspecting road partners when the full size sedan starts being tail-happy – the PPV is your regular mill law enforcement vehicle. Now the 2017 model year has brought a few upgrades to the Caprice PPV version.
Two exterior shades have been axed – Mystic Green and Hugo Blue. The model also gets rid of the cloth rear bench seat in favor of a vinyl rear bench seat with carpeted floor covering and a seatback security panel. New are the 18-inch full-size spare wheel and tire, or the limited-slip differential for both the V6 and V8 versions – which have remained unchanged. The base 3.6-liter direct injection V6 comes with 301 horsepower and E85 FlexFuel capability. The 6.0-liter V8 meanwhile develops 355 horsepower and has Active Fuel Management. The main difference between the two resides in the top speed – 150 versus 155 mph. And of course they both share the same transmission – a six speed automatic.