2006 Holden WM Caprice

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Make: Holden
Model: WM Caprice
Engine: 6.0-litre V8
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 270 kW (362 hp) @ 5700 rpm
Maximum Torque: 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) @ 4400 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

2006 Holden WM Caprice

GM Media Release
2 September 2006

Last week Holden officially launched its top-of-the-range WM Statesman and Caprice models, offering more differentiation from their short wheelbase siblings than ever before.

First revealed alongside the VE Commodore in mid-July, the all-new Holden flagships will make their Australian sales debut in September and set sail for export markets soon after.

The product of a AUD$190 million investment on top of the AUD$1.03 billion VE program, the new generation long-wheelbase sedans deliver benchmark levels of build quality, ride refinement, safety and spacious comfort for locally built sedans.

Holden has announced its pricing strategy for the prestige pair, with the V8-powered Caprice positioned under AUD$70,000 and priced below the previous generation V6 model.

Holden WM CapriceAt AUD$69,990, the new WM Caprice is AUD$5400 less than the equivalent WL model, a drop of 7.1 per cent. The Caprice V6 at AUD$65,990 is AUD$4700 or 6.6 per cent below the previous model.

The new Statesman V6 and V8 models are priced at AUD$58,990 and AUD$62,990 respectively.

GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Denny Mooney, said WM Statesman and Caprice were flagship models capable of capturing worldwide attention.

“The WM models are confident, global designs which show that Australians can make truly compelling cars,” Mr Mooney said.

“Statesman and Caprice have more differentiation from the short wheelbase cars than ever before and the result is two stand alone vehicles with distinct identities.

“They are spacious, comfortable and offer fantastic ride and handling for cars of that size. Domestic and overseas customers will be proud to have these vehicles in their possession.”

WM Statesman and Caprice were launched at their place of manufacture, Holden’s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide, South Australia.

Since 1999, Holden has shipped more than 82,000 of its long wheelbase sedans to markets in the Middle East, China, South Korea and New Zealand.

In 2005, GM-branded models based on the WL series recorded export sales more than seven times higher than the number sold in Australia.

The major market for Holden’s long wheelbase cars, the Middle East, will again be the primary destination for WM.


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