Meet the Dodge Hornet compact crossover – the American twin brother of the model Alfa Romeo Tonale. Just look at the similarity of the body and dimensions, the identity of the profile, etc. Even the new Dodge Hornet will be produced in Italy. However, Dodge Hornet models still tried to give signature features – for example, in the design of the headlights or in the air ducts on the hood.
Perhaps these ducts were installed for a reason. After all, the Dodge Hornet crossover will be offered in the GT version, which has a 2-liter “turbo” with a capacity of 265 hp. and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Another option is the even more powerful PHEV-hybrid Dodge Hornet R/T, which combines a 1.3-liter engine and a 90-kilowatt electric motor on the rear axle – the same total power reaches 285 “horses”. And thanks to the use of a 15.5 kWh battery, the Dodge Hornet hybrid crossover is able to cover a distance of almost 50 km exclusively on electric drive. At the same time, it takes only 2-2.5 hours to fully charge the battery.
By the way, both versions of the Dodge Hornet – both GT and R/T – have a control mode switch “standard” or “sport”, in addition to which the hybrid also offers its own settings: E-Save, Hybrid, Electric. In addition, both versions of the Dodge Hornet fully justify their sports hints with important design details: fully independent suspension, Koni shock absorbers, Brembo brakes, etc.
Inside sports seats in black and red design, a digital instrument panel based on a 12.3-inch monitor, and a Uconnect 5 multimedia system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display await the driver and passengers. Among other high-tech equipment, it is worth noting the complex of autonomous control systems of the second level (ADAS Level 2).
Another interesting point about the Dodge Hornet is its price: less than $30,000 for the GT version, which is already available for order. The first cars will be produced and delivered to dealers for sales by the end of this year. And at the beginning of 2023, sales of the Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV hybrid version will start.