Cuda Makes a Comeback?
Now, however, that Chrysler is back on the floating line, it would appear things have changed. At an yet-unofficial level (meaning no confirmation has been made by the carmaker), the Cuda name has been registered as a trademark.
According to Allpar, the reasons behind Chrysler's move is yet unknown, and it might as well be just the thing needed for Chrysler to release some type of limited edition model meant to commemorate the 'Cuda, the high performance version of the Plymouth.
We, however, can't help hoping that, if what we hear is true, the car will make a comeback as a full production line, not just a limited edition. The muscle car scene sure needs another competitor, to fight the fast growing competition between the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang.
Still, some fear that the new Cuda will be nothing more than a mildly revised version of the Challenger. The two models have shared the same platform from the 1970s, but the difference was made by the 426 Hemi engine pulling the Cuda forward.
Chrysler has publicly admitted that the high demand for muscle cars might bring back some old nameplates, including the Cuda. According to the carmaker's Ralph Gilles though, reviving the model as a Chrysler or Challenger derivative wouldn't have been such a good idea, hence the Cuda name...