When we talk about the muscle cars american only named the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. However, we were always forgets to mention that it was Chrysler was brought forward, by two weeks, to Ford Motor Company to sell this kind of cars. Made under the brand Plymouth and the trade name Barracuda. The first pony car the story was based on the Plymouth Valiant, but fortunately or unfortunately never came to have with the acceptance that yes won the Mustang from Ford.
With the passage of time and by the fault of one of the multiple financial crises of Chrysler signature Plymouth disappeared, and the Barracuda went on to fall in the ranks of Dodge. The house of the ram was in charge of welcoming the most athletic models of the now extinct brand, and so the Barracuda had several more chances. However, because of the first energy crisis in the world, the, 1974, its parent, decided to pull it out of the catalog and save it in the drawer of memories forever.
With the passage of time it seems that the drawer so you can always go back to open, then rumors that the Barracuda could return to the market are more insistent than ever. Years are those that hear that Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) would be thinking in return to Dodge one of their flagship models. However, it has not been until now that the rumors take more force than ever.
The reason for this is that Dodge has submitted a application for registration of trade name in the Patent and Trademark Office of the united States for the name Barracuda. This model could well reach the market, as the next generation of the Dodge Challenger should reach the market by the year 2020. Once the Challenger is in the dealerships, Dodge could launch it to the market a Barracuda on the first with a smaller size, and two body shells, one closed and another open.
With this new approach to market, now the Challenger and the Barracuda are not pisarían sales and may therefore coexist in the range of the brand perfectly. The other approach that happens to us is that Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA) and only want to safeguard their interests business before other brands. Taking control of the name Barracuda nobody will be able to use it to your benefit and FCA yes that you can do so in the areas that you wish.
Source – Dodge (Fiat Chrysler Automobile – FCA)
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