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3 Iconic Automotive Models that May be Making a Comeback

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(image courtesy of Fox News)

Where there’s smoke there’s usually fire.

Let’s hope that’s true with the news surrounding the potential return of three iconic American automobile models.

Barracuda

According to multiple sources, the Barracuda may return as soon as 2019 under the Dodge umbrella. We’ve been hearing reports of the Barracuda’s return for quite some time; however, Motor Authority reported that a Barracuda convertible was shown at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealers convention in Las Vegas.

Automotive News reports the Barracuda will be built on the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform. It is roughly about 7/8 the size of the current Challenger. The biggest question surrounds its engine, since Chrysler will reportedly phase out the current HEMI engine (including the Hellcat) as soon as 2018.

Stay tuned…

Ranger

It’s not that the Ford Ranger went away completely.

The truck is available in other countries–just not in America.

According to the Detroit News, the venerable midsize truck may be making a return to American dealer lots by the end of the decade. Ford is reportedly in talks with the United Auto Workers union to build the Ranger in Michigan. If the deal gets done, the Ranger would be sold in America and compete head to head with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Bronco

The Ford Bronco was discontinued in 1996.

Two decades later, the iconic nameplate may be making a return. Bloomberg News reports that a resurrected Ford Bronco is likely in the near future and would be manufactured at the same Michigan plant as the Ranger. According to the Bloomberg report, the Bronco would be more rugged than the Ford Explorer and perhaps go head to head with Jeep.

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5 Comments

  1. Michael Elavsky says:

    Lets just hope these 3 come to truition. Espically the Ranger. Never knew why Ford stop making Ranger, #1 small truck in it’s class.

  2. Let’s just hope that if they bring the Barracuda back it won’t be in some grotesquely neutered form like the 1978-83 “Challenger” (Mitsubishi)! If they stay true to the muscle theme and build a Hemi version I might park one next to my ’70 ‘Cuda AAR

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  4. We have this Ranger in Brazil since 2012. The picture shows version afther facelift that debuted this mounth.

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