Dodge is truly coming through with the brand new subcompact SUV. It’s a promising new electric vehicle that will make all the difference. Dodge relies strongly on the V-8 engine sure, but times are changing. Before long, internal combustion engines are likely to zero out as a popular type of vehicle in general. But now, electric vehicles like the Dodge Hornet are bound to sweep the nation. The Dodge Hornet is well-known as a plug-in hybrid focusing on performance. The Dodge Hornet shares a platform among other parts with the Alfa Romeo Tonale. The vehicle measures up to their 178 inches long, nearly about 63.8 inches tall. All while riding upon a 103.8-inch wheelbase.
It’s a brand new Dodge that looks to succeed the Dart compact sedan, only having lasted from 2012 to 2016. The Dodge Hornet is representative of the company’s primary plug-in-hybrid model, instead of focusing on fuel efficiency. Dodge keeps boasting about the new hybrid performance. Tim Kuniskis would bill the Hornet as the primary electrified performance vehicle from Dodge.
Dodge is driven to unveil the concept version of the electric muscle car, in order to best avoid the future failed performances of hybrid crossovers. You see, it dares to be better. While saving the planet, it’s not destined to entirely ditch its history either. The 2023 Dodge Hornet will have performance attributes to reckon with. These aren’t totally exclusive to the plug-in-hybrid models. Also, the non-hybrid model with a turbocharged gas engines, with many of the same features and options of the PHEV.
Going from Koni dampers to torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, the Dodge Hornet shares so many qualities with the Alfa Romeo Tonale. The PHEV itself has Brembo four-piston with fixed front calipers while also available on the base model. The Dodge Hornet comes available with the Track Pack with 20-inch wheels with styling bits and upgraded dampers.
The Dodge Hornet is a strong entry into EV-territory.
The Dodge Hornet GT is the entry point that shows off a turbocharged a 2.0-liter inline-four that shows off 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine can pair well with nine-speed automatic transmissions, while allowing the Dodge Hornet R/T as the plug-in-hybrid, with a 121-horsepower electric motor mounted upon on the rear axle. The system’s output in that case is 288 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The PowerStop can deliver an extra 25 horsepower with instant torque for 15-second bursts. The top speed is limited to a low 128 miles per hour. It allows for a quicker non-hybrid counterpart. Dodge estimates how PHEV will allow from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 6.1 seconds.
The Dodge Hornet has new trims that can add in wireless smartphone charging and a facnier sound system with a new form of 465-watt 14-speaker Harman Kardon unit, and a driver-assistance tech like automated emergency braking with lane-keeping assist and the blind-spot monitoring. Furthermore, the Tech Pack can unlock parking assist and adaptive cruise control.
The Hornet GT begins roughly at $29,995 but there’s a high likelihood that the MSRP really is going to be set at $31,000.