Before we go any further, we should clarify: “Barracuda” was the name of the Plymouth-branded pony car model line, whereas “‘Cuda” was the name for its most desirable, most sport-oriented trim level. That’s important to know because FCA has also, separately, been keeping up with a trademark on the “Barracuda” name for some years. June 2015 is the last time Plymouth filed to trademark “Barracuda,” while “‘Cuda” was last trademarked more recently in June 2017.
Is this in any way consequential information? Maybe, but maybe not. Rumors of the Barracuda’s return as a Dodge model instead of a Plymouth have been around pretty much since the modern LC-platform Challenger was born for the 2008 model year, spawning a devilishly handsome Barracuda concept that appeared at SEMA that year. Yet we believe we’re correct in saying that so far, no such car has reached volume production.