2022 Dodge Hornet Is Heading Closer To Production
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Dodge is reviving an older nameplate in the Dodge Hornet. This vehicle will join the currently small crop of Dodge vehicles. The Dodge brand came out with a Dodge Hornet concept that was shown off in 2006, but it never debuted. 2006 was the same year the Dodge Charger was reintroduced to the world. The 2006 Hornet concept was made with hopes to see the prototype turn into a production vehicle in 2008 with the Challenger. Dodge at that moment was about to enter the European markets and wanted to launch the Hornet by 2010. The platform of the Hornet would end up being the same one used with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. This meant the Dodge sedan would carry this “C-Evo” platform and despite the Hornet name being trademarked in 2011, they opted to name the vehicle the Dodge Dart instead. The Dodge Dart is no longer produced by Dodge, but they still offer two cars, the famed Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars.
More In the Production Pipeline
After the production was delayed three months, Alfa Romeo’s new CEO, formerly of Peugeot, laid down expectations of improved performance from the Tonale’s PHEV drivetrain. As of April, Automotive News reports, Stellantis aimed to commence Tonale production in March 2022 and start sales on June 4 of 2022. This would indicate that the Dodge Hornet’s arrival could be in around the same time frame. In a report written by Passione Auto Italiane, the most current Dodge vehicles are expected to be produced alongside the forthcoming Alfa Romeo Tonale at the Pomigliano D’Arco plant in Italy.
Rumors For the Dodge Hornet
The rumor also affirms that the 2022 Dodge Hornet will be built on the sub-Stelvio crossover. As such, it will be using the same turbo 2.0-Liter GME engine. While the report didn’t mention anything about a hybrid version of the alleged Dodge crossover, we can expect so since the Alfa Romeo Tonale will have a PHEV version, but this is the reason that affected its schedule. There are some expectations that Dodge might even go the route its fellow Stellantis brand, Jeep, is headed with a fully electric vehicle coming. Eventually, we can expect that to happen, but for now the golden age of Dodge vehicles is still here including the 2021 model year Dodge muscle cars.
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