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Dodge Hornet PHEV: Dodge's First Hybrid Vehicle

Dodge Hornet PHEV: Dodge's First Hybrid Vehicle

We knew Stellantis were on a mission to electrify as much of its stable as possible and definitely had plans to electrify some Dodge models, but we didn’t think they would move this quickly. If rumours around the Dodge Hornet PHEV are true, it could be the first plug-in electric Dodge.


That would bring the model range up to four after the Charger, Challenger and Durango.


Dodge Hornet


From what little we know, the Dodge Hornet PHEV will be a two row crossover that uses the same platform as the upcoming 2022 Alfa Romeo Tonale. The new Tonale borrows from the Jeep Compass, so the parts and design expertise should be readily available.


Alfa has taken the chassis, engine and drivetrain and tweaked it for better performance and handling rather than off road ability. That could make it a shoe-in for a crossover.


As for what engine will be driving the Dodge Hornet, we just don’t know.


There are two options we think, the 2.0-litre engine from the Wrangler 4xe that delivers 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque or the smaller 1.3-litre from the Renegade 4xe.


For all we know, there could be brand new engines in the pipeline but this is all we have to go on right now.


2021 Dodge Charger


The 2021 Dodge Charger is one of those rare cars that gets better with age. It’s a rare car indeed that does that and the Charger is one of the few that can pull it off.


It’s a performance sedan, one of the few non-crossovers still left in domestic production and one we hope will be around for a while longer.


It’s a great looking car with low front end, wide stance, simple panel detailing, curved hood and a large front valance that hints at its performance heritage.


Inside, the Charger is spacious and comfortable. The front seats are supportive, with plenty of adjustability. Head and leg room are generous too, as are the materials used.


Engine and drivetrain


The 2021 Dodge Charger has four engine options. It has the ever-reliable V6 engine that delivers 292 hp or 300 hp in the GT, a 5.7-litre V8 with 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque, 6.4-litre V8 with 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque and the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 Hellcat engine.


All deliver plenty of power to the rear or all wheels using an 8 speed automatic transmission.


The car comes in several trims, SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat. There are also regular special editions that add even more choice into the mix. If the standard model isn’t your thing, you rarely have to wait long for a special edition to appear.


The Charger has a five star safety score but you have to pay extra for active safety measures. You can specify adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and active lane control as optional extras.


Learn more about the 2021 Dodge Charger at Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8.


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