The car Chevrolet called the Nova was the same car Toyota called the Sprinter in Japan, was originally aptly called Venture...

According to the Chevy game plan, the car was slotted right between the Spectrum and the Cavalier. Pricing fell somewhere between the two also. The Venture name was eventually dumped, with Chevrolet Nova the favored appellation within General Motors.

1984: The Product of GM’s Adventurous Venture