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Following on from the reveal of HSV’s Gen-F range, the full-size Holden Caprice gets some changes for the 2014 model year – chief among which is a re-designed interior with improved materials and a new layout.

Priced from AU$54,490 (RM162k), the base Caprice is powered by a 3.6 litre V6 reported to produce 285 hp and 350 Nm of torque. It gets new premium leather front seats, keyless entry and start, new-look 18-inch alloys and extra chrome exterior trim.

It also gets an eight-inch MyLink touch-screen infotainment system that has voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free integration, in addition to Pandora and Stitcher SmartRadio built-in apps. Other features include Auto Park Assist, Blind Spot Alert, an electronic parking brake and remote vehicle starting. Transmission is handled by a six-speed auto ‘box.

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Bearing a AU$59,990 (RM178k) sticker price is the range-topping Holden Caprice V. This one has a 6.0 litre Gen IV V8 that should develop 353 hp and 517 Nm of torque, also mated to a six-speeder. On top of the base Caprice’s kit, it gets a new rear-seat entertainment system with remote control, DVD, AUX and dual channel wireless headphones.

There’s also Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, a colour HUD, leather bucket seats all round, a nine-speaker Bose audio system and an electric sunroof. The Caprice V sits on new-look 19-inch alloys, and round the back you’ll find quad tailpipes.

“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,” said sales and marketing ED Philip Brook.