Earlier this month, Dec. 15 to be exact, Chrysler received two Trademark Office approvals – one for the name ‘Cuda’ and one for the name ‘Tradesman.’
Right away, the muscle car fan in us really excited about the nameplate Cuda, since the Plymouth Barracuda is one of the most sought-after muscle cars. However, the only problem is that it was a Plymouth. Of course, many of you are thinking that Chrysler may bring the Cuda name back as a Dodge, but we doubt that’s going to happen. In conclusion, Chrysler probably just filled to register the Cuda name to retain the rights.
As for the ‘Tradesman’ name – chances are very good that Chrysler will use the name on an upcoming Dodge commercial van that will be based on the Fiat Ducato Goods Transport Van. After its breakup with Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz, Dodge was forced to give back the Sprinter name and a good chunk of its commercial business.
A large commercial van could arrive in 2012 as a 2013 model year.
– By: Zain Haq