The Dodge Hornet has been spotted looking like a minimal Alfa Romeo Tonale.
2022 Dodge Hornet – Overview
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis acknowledged claims that a new compact SUV would be released soon in late April.
Here are the major highlights:
- The Hornet is set to debut in August, and the new crossover has been spotted testing.
- The Hornet will be established on the Alfa Romeo Tonale & resemble its Italian sibling in appearance.
- The Tonale’s plug-in hybrid powertrain, which combines a turbocharged 1.3-litre inline-four with an electric motor on the rear axle, is also expected to power the Dodge.
The crossover will be based on the recently revealed Alfa Romeo Tonale and grainy, leaked photographs that confirmed this in February, bringing back the Hornet brand used by American Motors Corporation in the 1970s.
The Hornet has now been spotted in the wild, demonstrating how closely the new Dodge model will resemble its Alfa Romeo brother.
The Hornet’s body shape is nearly comparable to the Tonale’s, as seen in the photographs.
The most noticeable alterations are to the front fascia, which features simplified headlight designs and a rectangular vent between the top and lower grilles, akin to the look of the Charger’s beefier models.
In addition, the Hornet prototype has the Tonale’s taillights and rear bumper, but it rides on different wheels than the leaked photographs, which showed it on Alfa Romeo’s “phone dial” wheels.
The Hornet is expected to come with the Tonale’s plug-in hybrid system, including a turbocharged 1.3-litre inline-four and a rear-axle electric motor producing 272 horsepower.
However, whether the Dodge will get the Tonale’s other powertrain, a nonhybrid turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four with 256 horsepower.
According to Kuniskis, Dodge plans to unveil the Hornet in August, so we’ll have to wait a few months to learn more about Dodge’s first new vehicle in a decade.