If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen many precincts utilizing the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, it’s because there aren’t many around. It’s not for lack of demand, however, but rather due to logistical delays on GM’s side of things. One major factor is that the Australian-built police cars are taking longer to arrive from overseas than expected. And when they actually do get here, the pace by which Chevy dealers have been outfitting the vehicles has been less than optimal. Both issues have a lot to do with why GM was only able to move 92 copies of the Caprice last month.
As a result, some dealerships had to wait a full ten months for a new Caprice. Chrysler, on the other hand, can deliver its purpose-built Dodge Charger police vehicles in two-to-three months time. GM has recognized these issues, and is in the process of address them. Meanwhile, a fresh shipment of Caprice PPVs have arrived into port.
To put things in a better perspective, is there anybody out there who has seen these Zeta-based models on the prowl?