The Morris Nomad is a car which was produced in Australia by British Leyland Motor Corporation of Australia from 1969 to 1972. It is a hatchback version of the Morris 1500 sedan, itself a locally produced BMC ADO16 design with a larger 1500 cc engine.
It was a front wheel drive car, with an all independent suspension linked by fluid filled chambers, which was called Hydrolastic suspension by the company. The suspension gave a comfortable ride, only suffering a little from "droop" if overloaded in the boot, and sometimes going into oversteer if the body rolled too much with hard cornering.
Power came from an BMC E-Series engine with a SOHC head, which provided improved performance and economy compared with the original Morris 1100 model. Four and five speed manual gearboxes were available. Automatic versions of the 1500 sedan and Nomad were fitted with the 1275cc BMC A-Series engine and Automotive Products 4 speed automatic transmission also used in the MiniMatic models and marketed as a Morris 1300 Automatic.
The body was largely identical, except with new pressings for the front and rear panels to fit with the British Leyland "corporate look", and to finally get rid of the tailfins of the original model.
- Adams, Keith (2005). ADO16 in Australia. The UNOFFICIAL Austin-Rover Web Resource. Retrieved 17 December 2005.
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