Chrysler Trademarks 'Cuda' Name, Sparking Rumors of Legendary Muscle Car's Return

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

At this year’s SEMA Show, Dodge boss Ralph Gilles hinted that he’s looking to bring back the Cuda, a car that just came another step closer to production with Chrysler having just registered the name.

Combined with the fact that the muscle car wars have been heating up for several years now, the introduction of the Barracuda (easily one of the most iconic names in the auto industry) is a certainty. What isn’t clear are the details, especially considering the Cuda was a Plymouth product – and Chrysler killed-off the Plymouth brand in 2001.

The car will most certainly be based on the Dodge Challenger underpinnings, and we sincerely hope that like the historic cars it will be slightly smaller overall – as doubtful as that may be.

[Source: AllPar]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Mokincaid Mokincaid on Jun 03, 2012

    It's gotta have a hemi and a shaker hood. Oh Pleeeeeeeeze, Oh Pleeeeeeeeze, Oh Pleeeeeeeeze, Oh Pleeeeeeeeze, Oh Pleeeeeeeeze, A pistol grip shifter would be nice too.

  • Mokincaid Mokincaid on Jun 03, 2012

    I had a 440 with a six pack and it was a beaut. I will sell everything I own to get one.