2018 Barracuda News
Published 07/14/2015

More Rumors About The Barraucda

Will the Barracuda become the new American Muscle car to replace the Dodge Challenger in 2018?
Back in 2014 there were plenty of auto insiders speculating that the Fiat Chrysler Auto Group were about to resurrect the “Barracuda” name, until Ralph Gilles, who at the time was running Dodge-tuner SRT, came out and dismissed the rumors.

Now the rumor mill is spinning again with news that Fiat Chrysler Auto has filed a new trademark for the Barracuda name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It was filed on June 23 of this year according to Allpar and it relates to usage on “Motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, their structural parts, trim and badges.”

But before you all get too excited, remember automakers routinely need to renew trademarks in order to prevent other companies from using these names. Then again, there’s always the possibility that FCA is gearing up for a new Barracuda, either as a range-topping version of the Challenger or as a successor model.

With the arrival of the SRT Hellcat last year, the Barracuda replacing the Challenger would appear to be a good marketing and sales option for the FCA group.
In its five-year strategy announcement for Dodge made last year, FCA said the current Challenger would be replaced in 2018, although we’ve heard that there may be some delays for the successor model, whatever it ends up being called.

A 2018 Barracuda would be an exciting addition to the American Muscle car line up of Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaro’s and the Dodge Hemi platforms – The owners of BBK Performance have long been Mopar enthusiast’s and have owned several classics over the years – We look forward to this rumor becoming a reality and adding some 2018 Barracuda performance parts to our extensive catalog of performance parts.