Dodge plans to revive the Hornet modelMarch 13, 2020
FCA has filed a patent application for the trademarks Hornet and Dodge Hornet.
In connection with the discontinuation of the Grand Caravan minivan, the Dodge lineup will soon consist of only four models: the Challenger coupe, the Charger sedan, the three-row Durango SUV and the Journey compact crossover (which is also likely to disappear soon). however, it is still better than the Chrysler, which is represented only by 300 sedans and Pacifica minivans, as well as Voyager.
In other words, the brand needs help, or at least a more adjustment to the lineup in the United States. Fortunately, recent trademark applications from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) indicate a possible addition to the model line of this American brand. Earlier this month, the FCA filed its Hornet and Dodge Hornet trademarks with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company also filed for similar patents in Mexico and Canada.
Although we are not sure exactly what the Dodge Hornet is, we believe that the model – if it will be released – is probably specifically designed for North American buyers.
Most likely, the name Hornet will receive a new crossover, it is possible that it will be a larger SUV that shares components with the Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager, which are built at the same factory in Windsor, Ontario, as the discontinued Dodge Grand Caravan. In the end, the FCA minivan plant will undoubtedly have additional opportunities to manufacture another vehicle, and using key components from other cars that it produces at the Windsor plant will undoubtedly reduce development costs.
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