We are aware that days when pony cars ruled on the roads are long gone but it seems that the upcoming 2017 Dodge Barracuda will stir up dust once it returns on the market. This model spent many years in deep slumber but it seems that SRT division plans to do something about it and bring it back to life again. Most of you probably think that nostalgia will be their strongest card, but we believe that they are ready and able to produce a capable and stunning model. However, it remains to be seen what is going to happen with the Dodge Barracuda. You will probably be able to take a seat behind the steering wheel of this iconic model in 2016. Read our verdict in the following article and find out what we think what might be changed for the 2017 model year.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Exterior
As you probably expect, the new Barracuda will bring numerous changes with itself. Numerous rumors suggest that the vehicle will no longer have its tubby platform. Some reports call it “LA” and we are quite sure that the new platform will enable the carmaker to use mighty ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox, but we will see. Apart from the new platform, the vehicle will be a bit shorter than the vehicle it replaces. The newcomer will probably be lighter than its predecessor, which implies significant improvement in terms of fuel consumption and performance. As far as the details are concerned, it will sport newly designed headlights and taillights with LED technology. A new bumper, along with alloy wheels, is also expected. Check out what the 2017 Dodge Barracuda hides under its shiny skin.
Interior of 2017 Dodge Barracuda
Yep, the upcoming Dodge Barracuda will be loaded to the gills with latest technology. A great number of safety and entertainment features will be employed to ensure comfortable and distinctive driving feel. There will be an 8.4 inch touch-sensitive screen for entertainment system and navigation. The carmaker will also make sure that you feel safe while driving so expect to see latest in terms of safety features like ABS and assist braking support. Moreover, the seats will be comfortable and supportive. As for the materials, there will be natural leather and some aluminum accents.
Dodge Barracuda 2017 Engine
Everything from V8 to turbo fours come to mind when we think about the engine for the 2017 Dodge Barracuda. Therefore, we assume that there will be several engine options for the newcomer. Some of the engines that might serve under the hood of the Barracuda might be a 2.4 liter 4 inline cylinder Tiger-shark drivetrain, a 6.2 liter variant of SRT Hellcat powertrain, and a 3.6 liter V6 cylinder Pentastar engine. The same thing is with transmission, you can expect everything from modern dual-clutch automatic transmission to conventional manual units.
Pricing of 2017 Barracuda
Since the carmaker is pretty quiet about the 2017 Dodge Barracuda, it is still hard to say anything about the price or even the release date. Don’t take us for granted, but we estimate that starting price will be around $45.000.