The Holden WN Caprice has been revealed with a new interior identical to that of the VF Calais, prices rolled back by $10,000, but with few exterior changes and no aluminium used for the bootlid and bonnet.
Holden's locally-made long-wheelbase flagship limo is now available in both dedicated-LPG 3.6-litre V6 guise for $54,990, and the 6.0-litre V8 V Series spec for $59,990 – both $10,000 less than before.
Both the Holden Caprice and Caprice V Series include passive entry and push-button start, an eight-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, live traffic updates, voice recognition and MyLink app integration, all of which are borrowed from the VF Commodore.
Auto park assist for parallel and right angle parking, reverse traffic alert, blind spot alert, and front and rear sensors with rear-view camera are also included on both Caprice models, again transferring from the short-wheelbase Commodore versions.
The Caprice V Series adds forward collision alert, lane departure warning, colour head-up display, 19-inch alloy wheels, “deluxe” leather front and rear bucket seats, sports profile steering wheel, Bose premium stereo, electric sunroof, and a new rear entertainment system with flip-down screens mounted on the back of the front seats (below).
Both the 3.6-litre LPG-fuelled V6 and 6.0-litre V8 mate to a six-speed automatic transmission, and their specifications are identical to that of the VF Commodore, with carry-over outputs expected.
The Caprice does not get the VF’s aluminium bootlid and bonnet, however, so weight savings are expected to be minimal. It is unclear whether the WN Caprice will get aluminium under-body components, as the Commodore is expected to get.
While exterior changes are minimal for the Holden WN Caprice and Caprice V Series, the interior exactly mirrors the VF Calais and Calais V Series models, with the exception of the longer rear door trims – which mirror the VF in design – and more heavily bolstered rear bucket seats.