2018 Dodge Barracuda: The Expected Upgrade


What do you know about the updates for 2018 Dodge Barracuda? Well, one thing for sure that the new model is going to get some refreshed updates – whether it is on the cosmetic side or related to technical aspects as well. The fact that the line hasn’t gotten anything refreshing or new should be considered carefully by the company, considering that it is almost a decade passes by without something worthy.

The rumors about the existence of 2018 Dodge Barracuda and the fact that it is going to get some major and serious updates have been resurfacing since last year. And if the rumor is true (the car is getting major updates and developments), there is always a possibility that the new Barracuda will be the next successor for the powerful Challenger. Who knows?


There hasn’t been any clear indication that the company is working on the ride but a lot of predictions say that as the next successor of such a powerful name, the new 2018 Dodge Barracuda should be coming with more efficient power arrangement, better speed, and also smaller dimension. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any official information about the engines or chassis for the new car. But it is a good thing that they won’t be using the Alfa Romeo’s platform with its rear wheel driving system.

There is something good and also bad about it. The Alfa’s platform has been known as one of the best modular platform that has been used in many of the powerful production. But since the company won’t be using the platform, there is always a possibility that they may have found the most ideal platform for the new Barracuda.

It is a sure thing that the bulky and buff old design will be gone, replaced with lighter and smaller chassis and yet with more rigid construction. And since the new 2018 Dodge Barracuda will come with the unibody rear wheel driving system, the new model is supposed to be more responsive, comfortable, and better. Sure, the overall construction may be smaller but it will still be big and spacious enough to accommodate four people comfortably.

Overall Construction

The biggest change will likely happen on the exterior design where it will be lower, narrower, and shorter. A better proportion will be enhanced with the longer wheelbase. It will result in more space for the interior cabin without drastically changing the overall production cost of the ride.

For the interior cabin, space will be roomy with focus on the convenience and comfort. Technologies and features will be improved although the details have not yet to be released.


It is most likely that the company will be focusing on turbocharged engine because of the fuel efficiency improvement. The base trim will likely use the turbocharged 2.0 or 2.4 liter engine delivering 270 hp of power. For the higher trim, the V6 twin turbocharged 3.0 liter engine will be used, delivering 400 hp of power. For the highest trim of 2018 Dodge Barracuda, the V8 3.8 liter engine will be used, delivering more than 600 hp of power.

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