2018 Chevy Nova Exterior Upgrades and Improvements
Upon first glance, the 2018 Chevy Nova looks pretty similar to the previous model year. Closer inspection yields a few improvements, both inside and out. For instance, rocker panels running along the car are now body-color, making for a more premium appearance. In addition, the rear has been updated with a high-gloss black panel that connects the taillamps. Even better, the taillamps feature a smoked appearance. Three LED ropes forming the iconic three-bar rear lights.
The most noticeable, and long overdue, upgrade pertains to the 2018 Chevy Nova. The Nova now features a more prominent grille, thanks to a powerful splitter. The look is similar to that of the 2018 Nova SS. In addition, functional heat extractors on the hood of the SS were specifically placed and designed to help move hot air out of the engine compartment and cool the engine. “We are delivering a more distinctive and emotional design presence that celebrates the total performance of Chevy Nova,” “This latest Chevy Nova design is very respectful of its heritage while continuing to look forward with a more powerful and modern look.”
The 2018 Chevy Nova will come with new wheel options, from the standard 17-inch wheels for V6 all the way up to 19-inch optional wheels on the 2018 Nova SS and V6 Performance Package. Chevy says there are two different finishes on the 17-inch wheel – machined-aluminum and painted. Three optional V6 wheels include an 18-inch polished aluminum set, an updated 18-inch painted aluminum and a 19-inch painted wheel design, with a new theme for the V6 Performance Package. In addition, the standard 18-inch painted aluminum wheel on both Nova and Nova SS is an evolution of the five-spoke design. The 19-inch optional 2018 Nova SS wheel comes with a gloss-black finish with machined face.
Other new exterior features include mirrors with pony projection light, which casts the image of Nova’s famous Chevy emblem on the ground when the unlock button is activated. The 2018 Chevy Nova will also be available in two new colors, Deep Impact Blue and Gotta Have It Green. Of note, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps will be standard on both V6 and Nova SS.
The 2018 Chevy Nova will feature a new hockey stick graphic featuring reflective stripes, inspired by the 1970 Chevy Nova. “Everything we did for 2018 is consistent with and links directly back to our 1970 heritage. The reflective stripes and hockey stick graphic in particular mean something to Chevy Nova enthusiasts,” “Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform, and this year we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.” The 2018 Chevy Nova SS will also feature a more prominent grille thanks to an improved splitter and functional hood extractors. The 2018 Chevy Nova SS has new signature lighting, with standard HID headlamps and LED-surround taillamps. Unlike the previous model, the car’s roof will not feature colored accents.As for the 2018 Chevy Nova, its front fascia and splitters were modified to handle the extreme loads at 200 mph, resulting in a car that Chevy says tracks more securely and feels more planted to the road at higher speeds. The company says it offers 33 percent more effective aero loading at 160 mph compared to the 2017 model.