The last time the Chevy Nomad name was used on a production vehicle in North America was roughly 20 years ago, when the automaker revived the storied nameplate for a variant of the popular G-Series van. A digital rendering artist recently offered his take on what a modern-day Chevy Nomad would look like – leaving us wondering if the automaker should once again revive the nameplate for a new utilitarian model.
As many readers of this site will already know, the Nomad nameplate was originally used on a variety of Chevy station wagon models throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. This artist’s rendition of a modern-day Nomad appears to pull inspiration from the original Chevy Tri-Five-based Nomad, utilizing a two-door body style with an elongated rear cargo cab section. The forward-tilted B-pillar is also a subtle nod to the original Nomad, which featured a similarly slanted B-pillar.
This fictitious modern-day Chevy Nomad also appears to be a performance-oriented model, integrating a sport center-exit dual exhaust setup, rally-inspired five-spoke wheels with sticky performance rubber and a tailgate-mounted ducktail spoiler. Other notable features include a narrow LED rear light bar, black Chevy bowtie emblems and a ‘Nomad’ logo affixed to the leading edge of the doors, which utilizes the same stylized script as the original Tri-Five based model.
General Motors has shifted its focus away from passenger cars and toward larger internal combustion engine vehicles like trucks and crossovers, as well as various battery-electric vehicle types. For that reason, it’s unlikely that a Chevy Nomad recreation such as this will ever enter production – although we think Chevy would be smart to revive the nameplate on a future practical crossover or SUV model.
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