Chevrolet Nomad coming back in 2009
In 2009 Chevrolet will unveil a Lambda-based Chevrolet crossover that will be called Nomad and that will bring back a storied nameplate that dates back to the 1950s. The Chevrolet Nomad was a station wagon produced by the Chevrolet from 1955 to 1961.
The Nomad name would be resurrected and used on a new crossover that would be a sibling to the 2007 GMC Acadia. The upcoming Chevrolet crossover will be a seven-seater with unibody construction that will replace the slow-selling Chevrolet Uplander. Sources say Chevrolet is convinced that returning to retro names — although not to retro styling — is the way to win consumers. It’s similar to a trend that is in vogue with other domestic manufacturers, including Ford, which recently revived the Taurus name.
The Nomad design was an offshoot of a 1954 GM Motorama show car of the same name that was based on the Corvette. Chevrolet also revived the Nomad name on a 2004 concept vehicle off the Kappa platform that featured a removable rear roof panel and a folding tailgate.