Dodge is working on a new crossover Hornet

Dodge is working on a new crossover Hornet

June 6, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The American brand is reportedly working on a new Hornet crossover right now. A conceptual version of this car was shown in 2006. The novelty will be based on the platform of the Italian crossover Alfa Romeo Tonale.

The Dodge lineup contains legendary muscle cars – the four-door Charger and two-door Challenger, as well as the Dodge Durango SUV. But recent rumors point to a new addition to this small family – the company is working on a Dodge Hornet crossover.

However, here we need to be frank and tell you that these are just rumors and should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism.

The report, published by the Italian edition of Passione Auto Italiane, says that the new model from Dodge will be built on the same platform as the future Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover at the Pomigliano D’Arco plant in Italy, which was allegedly confirmed by the official representatives of the mega-concern Stellantis. which includes both Alfa Romeo and Dodge.

Rumors also say the Dodge Hornet will use GME’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

While the report doesn’t mention anything about a hybrid version of the alleged Dodge crossover, we can expect that as the Alfa Romeo Tonale will have a PHEV version.

It should be noted that Alfa Romeo CEO Jean Philippe Imparato wanted to improve the performance of the Tonale crossover’s PHEV system, which delayed the latter’s entry into the market.

The Dodge Hornet appeared back in 2006, when the Dodge Hornet concept was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show (pictured). The rumor that Chrysler was working on a production version of the model appeared in 2008, but was never confirmed in the end.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the powerful Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat crossover will be released again in 2021. Officials from the American brand Dodge said that without the reorganization, the SRT sports division will not be able to continue its further work on more productive versions of the company’s future electric vehicles.