Chrysler Might Resuscitate the Barracuda
With Dodge already having re-released the Challenger, which shared its platform with the Barracuda in 1970s, this information could be more than just a deceptive rumor. However, now that the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation is dead and buried, a puzzling question arises: how would the two models be differentiated if they shared a platform and featured similar styling.
Another aspect that is surrounded by uncertainty is where would the new model fit into the current Chrysler portfolio. Plymouth scrapped two separate concepts in 1975 due to a rapidly changing automotive market. Later in the 2000s DaimlerChrysler decided to irrefutably drop the make after a limited run of 2001 models because it rarely delivered more than 200,000 cars per year after 1990. As such, if it were ever to happen, the re-release of the Barracuda would wear a Chrysler badge.
Assuming the Chrysler Barracuda would hit the market sometime in the near future, it's release could the object of another controversy just like when Dodge decided to introduce a four-door sedan with the Charger nameplate. As devoted fans of the defunct marque and their iconic pony car, we at autoevolution definitely look forward to hearing more on this fascinating subject.