The 1972 Chevrolet Nova was a compact car produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. It was part of the third generation of the Nova model and was available as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, or a two-door hatchback. The 1972 model year saw a major redesign of the Nova, with a longer, wider body and a more rounded appearance. The car also featured a range of engine options, including a 5.7-liter V8, a 4.1-liter six-cylinder, and a 3.8-liter six-cylinder. Other notable features of the 1972 Nova included a revised suspension system and improved safety features like front disc brakes and a collapsible steering column. The Nova was a popular car in the 1970s and became a favorite of muscle car enthusiasts thanks to its muscular V8 engine options and sporty styling.