When Chevrolet was merged with General Motors Corporation in 1917, it started to pave the way to unstoppable popularity and success. Chevrolet was able to come with distinctively significant models, one after the other. There are the Impala, the Corvair, Corvette, Aveo, Cavalier, Cobalt, Malibu, Avalanche, Blazer, Trailblazer, Tahoe, Uplander and the Venture to name a few from the car, minivan, pickup truck, and SUV lineup. However, way back in 1962, there was this model that made a big impact in the Chevrolet history — the Chevrolet Nova of Chevy II.
Such Chevy model is an American compact car that was produced from 1962 until 1979 and from 1985 until 1988. Trims available for the Chevrolet Nova included 2-door sedan, hardtop and convertible, 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan wagon. Its platform was patterned after the GM X-body for the small entry-level models. Available powerplants for the Nova were 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engines, while available transmissions include manual and automatic. Originally, Nova was powered by an OHV inline 4- or 6-cylinder engine and is offered in 2-door and 4-door sedan versions which silently become a winning competitor against the falcon and as alternative to the Chevy Corvair in terms of price.
The Nova came in four generations. Each of these Nova generations exhibited some minor and significant changes. Starting with the first generation Nova automobiles which were produced from 1962 until 1965, they sported either a 4-cylinder or inline 6 engines and later on a V8 engine. It was one good catch for race drag drivers considering its power and light weight assembly. SS trim were also introduced in 1963 along with the convertible and hardtop. Second generation Nova automobiles included which were produced from 1966 until 1967 which features a notable restyling that was based ion the Super Nova concept car. There were additional engine options too.
Third generation Nova automobiles were those from 1968 until 1974 which featured extensive restyling and additional body styles. It was in 1969 when the nameplate Chevy II was officially retired leaving only the name Chevrolet Nova. After which, changes after changes were made until the fourth and final generation Nova automobiles were produced from 1975 until 1979. It now featured an all new design appearance with more additional body styles and engine upgrades. Major changes were made. And finally, Nova nameplate was last seen within the years of 1985 until 1988 when it was already applied to a rebadged Toyota Sprinter.
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