Barracuda Nameplate Trademarked Again

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Barracuda Nameplate Trademarked Again

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has trademarked the Barracuda nameplate again.

For years, it has been rumored that Chrysler would bring back the Barracuda nameplate to an actual model for the Dodge lineup and now the automaker has re-trademarked Barracuda for use on “Motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, their structural parts, trim and badges.” Like other trademarks, this doesn’t guarantee that FCA is developing a Barracuda model; the company could just be protecting the name regardless of future use.

SEE ALSO: Dodge Increasing Hellcat Engine Production for 2016

In late 2012, it was reported that Dodge would revive the Barracuda nameplate on an entirely new platform for the 2015 model year. Unfortunately that’s gone and passed, but the American automaker does still have a new rear-wheel-drive platform coming, so not all hope is lost. Related to the Barracuda nameplate being trademarked again, the SRT logo with the Hellcat is now officially registered and “Trackhawk” has been approved and is currently waiting on a Statement of Use from FCA. The Trackhawk nameplate is believed to be going on the Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with a Hellcat engine.

[Source: Allpar News]

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  • craigcole

    Bring it on, FCA! I’d love a smaller, lighter Challenger.

  • bob

    why cant Chrysler build a high performance car that everybody can afford ? who needs power windows, power seats fancy wheels,,leather seats etc.Rember the road runner.

  • GFWSR

    Not so much ‘can’t’ as won’t! Not enough money in doing so to make it worthwhile.

  • bob

    volume should make up the cost difference. Chrysler would sell a ton of them.