Whoever said copying stuff was a form of flattery probably works for GM. In a move similar to BMW’s penchant for reviving old monikers for its MINI brand of automobiles (cooper, checkmate, sidewalk, clubman, moke, need I go on?)
I give you the concept “Chevy Nomad” (wtf? a Nomad? this is not..) Chevy wants to call this a Nomad, but it looks more like a new MINI clubman than the iconic big Chevy of old..
In an effort to tug a bit at the heartstrings of auto enthusiasts, they slap a old corvette style grille and your stock issue big 5-bar patterned wheels on this chopped thing, whose size and interior resembles more so a rabid minivan than muscle car.
When I see stuff like this on the drawing board — take the Saturn Sky for example, which originally looked more like a Mazda Miata than the production roaster does today — well I can’t really give the project much more than a glimmer of hope.
I better stop now before the political soap box really gets going (see my other blog for that!) You know, if you want a MINI clubman, just get a MINI clubman they’re only $26k and worth every penny.