FCA may resurrect a long-forgotten model name

FCA may resurrect a long-forgotten model name

October 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has registered the Cuda name for the third time in the past 10 years.

The first trademark filing dates back to 2010, and then in 2017, the automaker decided to renew its patent. Now, ten years after the first filing of a trademark application, the Italian-American concern has registered another patent application for “land vehicles, namely passenger cars” with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

As MuscleCarsAndTrucks experts note, the patent was obtained quite recently, more precisely, on October 12 this year. Of course, this does not confirm that a new muscle car is in development and will debut soon, but at least it gives us some hope.

It is important to note that the new Cuda trademark differs from the Barracuda patent, which was last placed in the open database on June 23, 2015. True, the FCA subsequently abandoned it, but it will not be news to anyone if the company again applies for registration of this name.

This new patent application can mean one of two things: on the one hand, the manufacturer can finally get ready to return the legendary name. Bringing back as the trim level of the Dodge Challenger seems pretty reasonable. And some experts even believe that such a name can be used for the first Dodge electric car. Nothing has been confirmed at this time, but other recent Dodge patents hint at a hybrid vehicle.