The Chevrolet Caprice is a full sized vehicle that was actually first marketed in 1965! It was discontinued in 1996.
However, it was completely revamped and introduced again in 2000 and continues to be a great selling car today.
The first generation offered a very large car, the Chevrolet Caprice wagon. It was one of the best selling cars of 1966 for families. It was roomy, comfortable, and the price was right. By 1968, another version of the four door was doing well and got some cosmetic changes too. It was moving up the ranks as one of the best selling cars in the full sized class.
The second generation in the 70’s offered a two door model that was getting good comments due to the speed. While it wasn’t a sports car, it could keep up with them very well. For those that needed a family sedan but liked the power, the Chevrolet Caprice allowed them to balance it all out.
The large size of the cars and the heavy body though took a toll on the consumer. By the end of 1996 when it was decided to end the production, they weren’t doing well. The higher fuel costs were a burden on consumers. They were interested in a more economical vehicle for their transportation needs.
When it was introduced again in 2000, the body style was very nice on this full sized vehicle. It has plenty of upgraded interior features. It also offered speed and safety which consumers were also interested in. As of 2011, the Chevrolet Caprice has become one of the most common police vehicles in North America.