Compact Dodge Hornet plug-in hybrid coming this summer season


Stellantis final summer season confirmed plans for the arrival of a Dodge plug-in hybrid in 2022, and now we all know the car might be a compact referred to as the Hornet.

Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis on Tuesday confirmed plans for a summer season launch of the Hornet throughout a presentation asserting Preston Patterson as a model spokesperson, in response to the Detroit Free Press which was first to report on the information.

“I believe we’ve really even stated once we get again into the small compact area this summer season once we launch the Hornet, we can have a [plug-in hybrid] or variant of that,” Kuniskis stated.

No additional particulars have been talked about however earlier rumors level to the Hornet being a twin to the not too long ago revealed 2023 Tonale compact crossover from fellow Stellantis model Alfa Romeo. The platform of the Alfa Romeo, and presumably the Dodge, is similar setup underpinning Jeep’s Renegade and Compass.

2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale

2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale

And the plug-in hybrid powertrain within the Tonale consists of a 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 driving the entrance wheels and an electrical motor driving the rear pear, with the 2 energy sources delivering a mixed 272 hp. The Tonale has additionally been introduced with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 256 hp.

Curiously, Dodge beforehand used the Hornet title for a scorching hatch idea from 2006. The title dates to the Hudsons of the Nineteen Fifties and was transferred to American Motors Corp. after the corporate was fashioned out of the 1954 merger of Hudson and Nash-Kelvinator. AMC was ultimately acquired by Chrysler in 1987.

Dodge in 2022 may also exhibit an idea for an electrical muscle automobile due in 2024. The electrical muscle automobile might be based mostly on considered one of 4 battery-electric platforms that Stellantis will use for future fashions throughout its 14 manufacturers, together with an electrical Ram 1500 which may also be previewed by an idea this 12 months.

Keep tuned.

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