2019 Dodge Barracuda – The Comeback of a Legend
The Barracuda name first came to prominence (in the car world) as a Plymouth, manufactured between 1964 – 1974, back at that time, it was nothing that special to be honest, but as the years rolled by, the ‘Cuda was becoming more sought after.
Rumors regarding the return of the Barracuda name have been doing the rounds for years, one moment it’s definitely happening, and then an uproar from the original Barracuda fans about the use of the name and it’s off again; it has been on and off three of four times now, but according to the latest rumor, it’s definitely back on, and definitely going to happen.
2019 Dodge Barracuda Release date
Given Dodge’s current plans, we don’t expect to see the Dodge Barracuda 2019 any time before 2019; some rumors suggest that parts have been manufactured for testing and that’s as far as it has got. Having said that, two years is a short time scale in the automotive world, so we’d expect that there has been plenty more happening behind the scenes that hasn’t yet leaked out.
2019 Barracuda Price
This is the biggest unknown; we can speculate about various technical aspects of the new Dodge Barracuda 2019, we know what the manufacturing trends are, what technology is coming up, but until we have a firm understanding of what the Barracuda will be, we can’t assume anything price-wise.
2019 Dodge Barracuda Redesign and Changes
The 2019 Barracuda will be all-new. As far as we know, it will be built on the same platform as the next generation Challenger, which means the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform – used on the beautiful AR Giulia. This means similar size (although it’s expected to be slightly smaller) to the Challenger.
2019 Dodge Barracuda convertible
Some rumors put the Barracuda as coupe only, while others are saying that there will be a convertible version also; in all honesty, either would be fine by us!
2019 Dodge Barracuda Specs
We think that Dodge will fit the new ‘Cuda with a twin turbo V6 powerplant, rather than sticking with the ‘old’ Hemi 5.7 V8; of course, we have no power figures yet, but it’s expected to be less than 392 BHP, however, there is also talk of a small electric motor or turbo to give almost ‘instant’ acceleration.
We’d expect to see the motor hooked up to a multi-speed auto transmission, purely to aid emissions, so it will more than likely be an 8-speed auto (at minimum).
We can’t wait to see the new Barracuda, what do you think? Are Dodge right to use the Barracuda name?