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Rumors About Plymouth Barracuda Reintroduction Under Dodge Has Remained For Years. Will The 2023 Dodge Barracuda Finally Be The Answer Of More Than A Decade Speculations?
Except from the news of the electric muscle car launch by Dodge in early 2024, the reporting department of Stellantis seems to be unbelievably quiet when it comes to their performance models. The rumor of the 2023 Dodge Barracuda comeback floating around for what feels like forever hasn’t been died down yet. Here are some of the most trustworthy buzzes regarding the resurgence of this highly iconic muscle car.
The Long-Awaited Revival of The Barracuda
The rumor of a Barracuda restoration has existed for at least a decade and a half by now, and this year, it makes around again. Barracuda appeared to the scene for the last time during the late 1960s to the early 1970s when the brand was still owned by Plymouth, under Chrysler, where the production of this model spanned from 1964 to 1974.
It made Chrysler dominate Ford to produce American-styled “pony car on its launch year.” Ever since then, the model has become some legend. It now is deemed as one of the most desirable classic pony cars. Considering that the original production batch didn’t come with plenty of units in the first place, it turns into a highly worthy item for collectors in its respective field.
Despite the glory it produced, the division of Plymouth encountered discontinuation in 2021. The brand went through a nearly irrelevant and dreadful death, as Chrysler continuously suppressed the rumor of the Barracuda resurgence. So, it makes sense why the public suspected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to plan some return when it filed the “Cuda” trademark name in the United States.
The automotive circle and car forums have long since been concerned by the rumor of Barracuda resurfacing, even though if it happens, it must be produced under Dodge have successfully cultivated plenty of different opinions. The most important question to answer now is whether the 2023 Dodge Barracuda’s launch will be accurate. The truth is the manufacturer is yet to reveal any informative details about the model, so at this point, only speculations can be made about the launch.
Suppose the 2023 Dodge Barracuda ever turns out to be accurate. In that case, one of the most anticipated aspects is the platform design – would the model be based on the original frame of the Plymouth Barracuda, or would it pick up a Dodge-like design language? Considering that it will share a similar nameplate as the 1960s vehicle, most experts stated that it would be odd if the model batch of Barracuda units carries an entirely different appearance from the Plymouth version. Moreover, several design attempts in the past few years gave hints about the design direction that tilts slightly to the 1970s Plymouth Barracuda styling.
Whether the upcoming release will bring its historical roots or not, it is sure the fresh and modern set of features will fit with modern cars. There’s only a little known about the vehicle, especially the interior design. You can expect some things, such as the sports coupe layout regarding the interior with enough to fit two adults in the front and the back.
Judging from the Dodge lineup tradition, it is expected that the highest trim levels will be equipped with upscale finishing and posh leather. It is also clear that the 2023 Dodge Barracuda will feature the most advanced technology to compete with the rivals in its class.
Rough Price Estimation
The reintroduction of the iconic Barracuda has been anticipated by the world for years already. It’s hard to deny that the rumors also contribute to the hype around it, even though the known information to the public is not much. Until the officials announce it, all left is to count by speculations with believable predictions.
The price range of the re-launched 2023 Dodge Barracuda is expected to be anywhere near $26,000 to $28,000. If Dodge can accomplish this price and gain a considerable profit, then the release should be considered a feat compared to its competitors.