Dodge’s lineup is not extensive. And to put it mildly: even in their native United States, the guys offer only a couple of muscle cars (Charger and Challenger), a rather big Durango crossover, a Grand Caravan bus and an interclass Journey. The Ram Trucks sub-brand stands apart. However, soon these ranks may be joined by a completely new model with a well-forgotten name.
According to the latest rumors from behind the scenes of the newly minted Stellantis concern, the Americans seriously intend to show the world a compact SUV called the Dodge Hornet. Curious: for the first time the concept car of the same name (in the title photo) was shown in 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show, but never made it to the assembly line.
Of course, the hero of today’s story has nothing to do with that strange machine. Except for the form factor and name. The modern Dodge Hornet will share the platform and the aggregate base with the related crossover Alfa Romeo Tonale, whose debut we are threatened with over the past few months. And which is constantly postponed for a number of factors.
Despite the lack of detailed information about the power plants of both new products, one can say for sure: Hornet – like Tonale – will receive one or more versions with the ability to charge from the mains. After all, the last reason to postpone the date of the premiere of “Alpha” was the desire of firms to improve the hybrid system.
And yes – let’s be patient: even if the audacious rumors turn out to be absolutely true, we will still be tortured to wait for the Hornet’s market debut.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Dodge Challenger from the FineAuto team: