2014 Holden Caprice Loses Regular Petrol Six And Cuts Price By $10,000

TMR Team | May 15, 2013

Holden has continued its price cuts this week with the introduction of the 2014 WN Caprice and Caprice V, with both models shaking $10,000 from their asking prices.

The 2014 Caprice will also do away with its regular petrol model, offering only the 3.6 LPG model - a favourite with hire fleets - and the more powerful 6.0 litre Gen IV V8.

The range will kick off with the $54,990 Caprice 3.6 LPG, while buyers looking for more power and more features can look to the $59,990 V8 Caprice V.

“Holden has added the features and advanced technology that customers would only expect from prestige brands to Australia’s own large luxury car – and we’ve made Caprice available with an RRP under $60,000 for the first time," Holden's Philip Brook said.

Although the 2014 Caprice models feature only minor exterior changes, both benefit from the same massively overhauled cabin gifted to the new VF Commodore range.

The WN does without the weight-saving upgrades of the VF range - meaning no aluminium bonnet or bootlid - but Holden believes buyers will see value in the re-priced 2014 range.

“We think we’ve made a smart investment in our long wheel base models. Caprice has always been an extremely well designed, well-proportioned large car and the all new interior is particularly important to customers in this segment,” he said.

Features standard with the Caprice 3.6 LPG include a sensor key with passive entry and a push-button start, along with an eight-inch colour display with satellite navigation and Holden's MyLink infotainment system with Apple's Siri Eyes Free. The Caprice is fitted with 18-inch wheels.

Standard safety features include Auto Park Assist, a reversing camera with front and rear parking, Blind Spot Alert, electric park brake with auto release, Hill Hold Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control, and remote vehicle start.

In the Caprice V, there's 'Deluxe' leather front and rear bucket seats, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, BOSE audio, electric sunroof, 19-inch alloy wheels and quad exhaust tips.

The Caprice V also gets a new rear-seat entertainment system with remote control, DVD, AUX input and dual-channel wireless headphones.

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

Caprice 3.6L LPG V6

MY12: $64,490 | MY14: $54,990

Caprice V Series Gen IV V8

MY12: $69,990 | MY14: $59,990

The new Caprice range is available for order now.

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  • SamK says,
    2 years ago
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    The price cuts across the range are a big deal, and not just Holden but the Aus car industry generally. Hopefully it sparks sales for Holden forcing competitors to follow... The Aus car brands haven't been priced far enough off O'seas competitors IMO and prob a reason why sales have declined; all about the perception of better buying!
  • mackson says,
    2 years ago
    LPG only six cyl engines seems like a brilliant idea for Caprice! Why not? A great way to make sure the gas option remains available in other models by keeping the technology ticking over.
  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    2 years ago
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    A long wheelbase sedan is so 1960s.. At least the limo and taxi guys have a car to meet their needs, althought it's less reliable and as long lasting as a Fairlane.
    • Dave S says,
      2 years ago
      The LWB is not just 1960's. It's great for families. Not everyone wants a wagon. Extra wheelbase is great for kids (big and small) and those with a young kids plenty of room for kids car seats and baby capsules which car be quite large, no need to put the front seat forward to make the baby capsule fit here.
  • MotorMouth says,
    2 years ago
    I still think the Caprice is the most perfectly proportioned sedan ever made. It's such a shame the detail, front end and tail lights, are so uninspiring, it ruins what could be the best looking sedan on the planet.
  • JT says,
    2 years ago
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    Holy cow a 10k price drop!

    Will this come with a Heads Up Display?
  • FrugalOne says,
    2 years ago
    I have been saying that aussie cars are wayyyyyyy overpriced, seem they listened to me

    Standby for price cuts at team-blue biggrin
  • Paul says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    Well ford deserves to fail if you can't make a decent car these days there's something wrong I've been waiting for Holden to get a direct injected V8 for years better wake up or else !!!!
    • Balthazaaaaargh says,
      2 years ago
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      if you can't make a decent car these days there's something wrong

      Well go on then...

    • JT says,
      2 years ago
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      I reckon they'll bring out the direct injected v8 in a few years as the VF series 2
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