Stellantis final summer season confirmed plans for the arrival of a Dodge plug-in hybrid in 2022, and now we all know the automobile can 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 saying 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 mentioned once we get again into the small compact house this summer season once we launch the Hornet, we can have a [plug-in hybrid] or variant of that,” Kuniskis mentioned.
No additional particulars had 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
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.
Apparently, Dodge beforehand used the Hornet title for a sizzling hatch idea from 2006. The title dates to the Hudsons of the Fifties and was transferred to American Motors Corp. after the corporate was shaped out of the 1954 merger of Hudson and Nash-Kelvinator. AMC was ultimately acquired by Chrysler in 1987.
Dodge in 2022 can even showcase an idea for an electrical muscle automobile due in 2024. The electrical muscle automobile can be based mostly on one in every of 4 battery-electric platforms that Stellantis will use for future fashions throughout its 14 manufacturers, together with an electrical Ram 1500 which can even be previewed by an idea this 12 months.