This was the same powertrain as offered in the Corolla. The Chevy Nova was a compact competitor in the legendary American pony wars. Other models had a column-mounted gearshift. Fuel economy ranged from 12. Not many changes for 1967, but a 155 hp 4. However, with the 1964 model, Chevrolet introduced a V8 option that quickly got the attention of drivers looking for more performance without an expensive price tag.
In other words, it was a sales trend, not a semantic smoking gun. Buyers could also order a 194 cu in 3. Simple though it was, the subcompact Chevette offered nearly 30 options. Includes all the missing front end parts. Nova Rallys got a special unique grille that sported horizontal turn signals.
Due to the Canadian on imports put into place many years before, there was no compact car available to the Canadian Pontiac dealer. It shared the Corolla's drivetrain and running gear, and was available as a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback just like the Corolla. Gutsy and light on its feet, the compact power of the Chevy Nova became one of the favorite hot rods of the muscle car era, an opinion still held by classic car enthusiasts and street racers today. Taillight and backup lights were restyled, as was the rear cove. A high-performance 9C1 police version of the Nova was introduced for the 1975 model year, making it the first compact car certified for police duty in the U. In 1968, Chevrolet instituted a complete redesign of the vehicle inside and out.
It was molded in grey and had a fixed hood and no engine. By now, however, the Nova was starting to fall out of favor with much of the buying public, largely due to increased competition from the new and even Chevrolet's own , which was an all-new downsized model for 1978. The second, letters, or rather the lack of spacing between them. The two-speed Powerglide was still the only fully-automatic gearbox available with most engines as the more desirable three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic was only available with the largest V8 engines. Chevrolet subsequently reintroduced the Sport Coupe in the lineup later in the model year, and it remained available through 1967. In fact this too is a myth, with the Spanish market offering being known as a Corsa from the outset.
Compared to the 1966 output, sales of the 1967 models dropped by more than a third to 106,500 including 12,900 station wagons. Power steering became available at the end of the production run. The 194 cu in 3. Bodystyles included a 2-door sedan and hardtop, 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon with an optional rear-facing 3rd seat and a 2-door convertible. Despite the lack of change, Nova had its best sales season in years, with production of the 1972 models reaching 349,733.
Today, only seven units are registered and known to exist. This body style continued with a minor restyle in 1973 through 1974. S built , which started production in 1961 was not available initially to the Canadian buyer — import duties would have made it too expensive to compete in the thrifty Canadian compact market. The 307 and 350 V8s remained optional. The 1970 Nova was basically a carryover from 1969.
A revised rear suspension was adapted from the second generation Camaro with multi-leaf springs replacing the mono-leaf springs used on Novas since the original 1962 model. Novas might also be equipped with a heavy-duty suspension or the F41 sport suspension. The 1973 introduction of the Omega and Apollo coincided with the subsequent oil crisis where sales of the X and H platform increased. Further powertrain options included a 195 hp 145 kW 283 cu in 4. The fourth generation lasted until 1979, but the Nova made an unexpected return in 1985. That price included fuel injection, sport suspension, power steering, leather-covered steering wheel, tachometer, four-wheel disc brakes, and wider tires on aluminum wheels, but it was a stiff tariff, and few were ordered approximately 3,300 Twin-Cam models were built.
The 1986 Chevrolet Nova was initially offered only in a four-door sedan body style. Like Chevrolet's other captive imports, the Nova would be rebranded under the Geo marque in 1990 as the Geo Prizm. Midway through the model year, the two-door notchback sedan was returned to the lineup after being discontinued in 1981. The X platform was used in 1982 as the basis for the new cars. Taillight lenses have additional white accents unavailable with the base model and a chrome plated grille.