General Motors has filed a trademark application for the „El Camino” and „Nomad” at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
This can only mean one thing: the U.S. carmaker plans to launch modern versions of the Chevrolet El Camino car-based pickup and Chevrolet Nomad sport wagon.
According to GM Authority, the website that discovered the trademark filings, both the Chevrolet Nomad sport wagon and El Camino ute would be derivatives of the upcoming Chevrolet SS sport sedan, which is a spin-off from the Holden Commodore sedan. A few years ago, GM showed off the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck, essentially a rebadged version of the Commodore Ute sold at the time. The car proved extremely popular with enthusiasts who branded it a modern-day El Camino.
There is a chance GM may revive the El Camino and Nomad models, which would be based on the Holden Commodore Ute and Commodore Sportwagon. However, it’s not uncommon for carmakers to file various trademarks simply to prevent rivals from using them.
Taking into account the fact that GM is considering moving production of the Chevrolet SS to North America if the car proves popular, it’s not hard to imagine that spin-off models like the ute and the wagon would be very easy to make.