The comeback of the iconic nameplate has been rumored years ago but we are still waiting for it. At this point, this model looks closer than before and various sources suggest we could see it already in the next year. It would come under Dodge’s badge, as the 2022 Dodge Barracuda, considering that Plymouth doesn’t exist as a brand anymore.
At this point, we can only speculate about the design characteristics of the new Barracuda. However, some of the things are pretty easy to predict, such as engines, platforms etc. Also, we are pretty sure that the styling will resemble the original model. As we already mentioned, the new model could arrive by the end of the year.
2022 Dodge Barracuda Design
One of the first things that come to mind is the platform. Of course, many experts count on a lot of similarities with Challenger but the new 2022 Dodge Barracuda will actually be a completely new model. It will ride on a much younger platform, borrowed from Alfa Romeo. Of course, we are talking about the Giorgio platform, which features an RWD layout and offers some pretty impressive driving characteristics.
When it comes to the exterior design, one of the interesting things is the size. While the Challenger measures around 116 inches in wheelbase, the new ‘Cuda will be notably smaller. We expect a similar size to Mustang and Camaro, which would mean somewhere around 110 inches between the axles. When it comes to styling, we have no doubt that FCA will use the same approach in the case of Challenger. This means a lot of retro vibes, with a look that closely resembles the legendary model from the early ‘70s. Does this mean we are about to see the legendary convertible body style in the offer as well? it’s hard to say at this point.
This aspect of the 2022 Dodge Barracuda is a complete mystery. At this point, we can only say that the overall layout will include a typical 2+2 seating configuration, though we don’t expect that the rear seats will be particularly spacious. When it comes to the dashboard design, we expect that the FCA will implement something more modern compared to the current Challenger, which really looks dated from the inside. Of course, this also includes lots of advanced tech features. We presume that the list of standard and available equipment will be pretty long.
2022 Dodge Barracuda Engines
Without any doubt, this would be the most interesting aspect of the new 2022 Dodge Barracuda. The list of powertrain options will definitely be long and we count on FCA’s well-known units in the offer. Base models will probably come with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine with around 305 horsepower, as well as with a mild-hybrid eTorque system in the offer. Some sources also suggest the possibility to see a 2.0-liter turbo-four in base models.
On the other side, well-known HEMI units are a certain thing. The offer will start with a 5.7-liter engine, which is good for about 375 horsepower. A naturally-aspirated 6.4-liter engine will be in the offer too. In the current Challenger, it delivers 485 horses.
Finally, we count on the monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine, which comes in several output versions, between 707 and nearly 800 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic transmission should be standard in all models, while some versions could be offered with a manual gearbox too.
2022 Dodge Barracuda Release Date and Price
The 2022 Dodge Barracuda is still just a rumor. Therefore, even though some sources suggest its arrival in the next year, the officials are still quiet. So, take this with a big reserve. When it comes to the price, we presume that base versions would go around 30.000 dollars.
Update: Since the arrival of the Dodge Cuda in 2022 seems less likely, we found out new details about the vehicle and the comeback, which can happen in 2023. Read more HERE