The 2017 Dodge Barracuda SRT Coupe will replace the Dodge Challenger muscle car.
Ralph Dills, vice president of design for the Chrysler group and head of the sports SRT division, has said he would like to see the Cuda model revived.
2017 Dodge Cuda release date
When will we be able to see a model of the twenty-first century Cuda? The new Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro will appear in about three or four years, and Chrysler have stated that the Cuda should be released at approximately at the same time. Most likely, we will see the first production model in 2017.
Release date: mid 2017
2017 Dodge Cuda rebirth
The Motor Trend reports that the release of the next generation Dodge Challenger coupé in the traditional form should not be expected. The Chrysler group allegedly intends to replace the muscle car with a Cuda, which will be retractable at least in its design model. Although, based on the information that is available to journalists, it will be more of a PR move than a revival of the legendary Plymouth Cuda.
2017 Dodge Cuda price
There has not yet even been a hint about the price of the new car, but the Cuda has never exactly been cheap. Most likely, prices for the 2017 Dodge Cuda model will start at around $55,000.
2017 Dodge Cuda rumors
Firstly, the Plymouth brand was discontinued in 2001, and the Cuda as well as the upcoming Viper will be positioned under the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand. Secondly, it is the widespread belief that externally the new vehicle will not exhibit the fascinating closed forms seen on the first to third generations produced from 1970 to 1974. Thirdly, the car will be evidently more compact than the original and the “Challenger” which it is designed to replace.
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2017 Dodge Cuda redesign
Other sources have reported that the new Cuda will be radically different from the model of the Challenger, which it is set to replace. The reason for this will be the Chrysler LX platform that was derived from Mercedes-Benz in the days when it was under the control of Daimler.
For the modern version of the Cuda the current platform is very large, so it is expected to have its wheelbase shortened by 150 mm and its total length reduced by 200 mm. The new model will have dimensions comparable with the Ford Mustang. Its weight is also expected to decrease by 160 kg.
2017 Dodge Cuda platform
The car, according to rumors, will be built on a new rear-drive platform, which is currently being developed by the Alliance FIAT-Chrysler, mainly for the needs of the future Alfa Romeo.
According to MotorTrend, the Cuda will get the platform from the forthcoming Alfa Romeo sedan – the car key to launching the Italian brand in the United States. This machine, which will be in the same league as the BMW 5-series, should appear in 2016, but it is possible that Fiat will delay both models.
2017 Dodge Cuda video review
2017 Dodge Cuda engine line
Gamma power units will consist of several options: the new 4-cylinder turbocharged Tigershark 2.4-liter engine, the V-shaped 6-cylinder Pentastar with a volume of 3.6 liters and the V-shaped 8-cylinder Hemi for the top version of the car.
2017 Dodge Cuda pictures