Chevrolet Nomad to return as new crossover?
General Motors is considering reviving the "Nomad" nameplate for its Lambda-based Chevrolet crossover, according to Edmunds. Slated to arrive for the 2009 model year, the Nomad would share a platform with the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Buick Enclave.
GM first used the Nomad name for a station wagon produced in the 1950s and 60s. It was later used for a trim package on Chevrolet's full size van offerings in the late 1970s. GM also used the name for two concepts -- both sports cars -- in 1999 and 2004.
In December, Automotive News reported GM was planning to add the Lambda Chevy to its lineup after a $700 million renovation at the Spring Hill assembly plant. The plant is currently used for a number of Saturn vehicles, including the Saturn Ion and Vue. Production of the Vue will move to Mexico, while the Ion will be discontinued.