It was a show car. Then it was a rumor whose identity was lost in the stories about the sale of Chrysler. But the Dodge Hornet is now to be a reality. The company is anticipating the strength that it will have from new owners who believe in the long-term, and has announced that it will build the Hornet in China, through its previously announced deal with Chery, one of the rising stars of China’s automobile industry. It seems that the folks running the Chrysler side of (...)
Dodge Hornet Concept was unveiled last year at Geneva Motor Show and now the concept is set to become reality and you will be able to order it from a showroom near you. Dodge wants the Hornet to be a competitor for the hyper-successful BMW-built Mini.
The Hornet is Focus width and Fiesta length, sitting plump on concept-car special, 19-inch wheels. Although the general dimensions could be retained for production, show-car frippery like the monster alloys and rear-hinged back doors clearly (...)