Three years long debate and discussion on the topic Barracuda models are partially completed. Yet everything indicates that 2016 Dodge Barracuda will not see the light of day. First, the 2016 Cuda announced as the replacement for Challenger model. Then he started to circulate information about the new generation with a new platform, engine and appearance. After the FCA dealer group meeting in Las Vegas, predicted launch time frame for new Dodge Barracuda is the 2019 or 2020 model years. In addition to the new three-year expectation, FCA will offer the market completely unexpected Barracuda model.
The 2016 Dodge Barracuda is intended to be placed on the new platform. The redesign is needed to modernize the new pony car. Street and Racing Technology, as well as the SRT designation would still be present. The new platform is supposed to provide a reduced weight, and enable better performance. All in all heralded 2016 Dodge Barracuda would very much was a good car, that the FCA found the calculations that produce it.
In Las Vegas was presented the new Barracuda in many ways different from expected. Although no photos available to the public, sources say the new model will be available exclusively in convertible variants. This model should be lighter, and smaller than the Challenger. It’ll be based off of the new rear-wheel platform shared with the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
2016 Dodge Barracuda SRT Engines
As for the drive unit, is still very early to talk about them. The 2016 Dodge Barracuda was to be offered with a Pentastar V6 engine, 5.7 V8 HEMI engine, and the 6.2 L supercharged HEMI engine. All three drive units provide excellent performance vehicle. However, do not meet exactly all the standards of today. However, before 2019 Dodge and FCA plans to withdraw all HEMI engines and supercharged Hellcat from SRT models. Twin-turbo V8 and 3.6L V6 engines will most likely be replaced the current engines.
Until 2019 or 2020, when the new Dodge Barracuda convertible will be offered to the market, most likely will be without new Cuda model. The long-awaited 2016 Dodge Barracuda still will not see the light of day again this 2015 or 2016. Its main and only competitor Camaro ZL1 continues alone to fight the battle on the market.