30-miles of AER plus a turbocharged 1.3L or 2.0L highlight its performance heritage. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – March 6, 2023 Earlier today, Dodge revealed its full 90-second commercial for an all-new vehicle. “Swarming the Nation” takes viewers on a flight through city streets as word of the arrival of “engineered hornet”. Swarming the Nation The automotive industry is evolving rapidly with new technologies and innovations by the day. In line with this, Dodge is set to unveil its latest addition to its vehicle lineup - the 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV. This highly anticipated automobile promises to offer an exceptional driving experience with its innovative features and sleek design. The 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV will be a hybrid vehicle that combines the efficiency of an electric motor with the power of a 1.3 or 2.0L turbocharged gas engine. This means that the car will run on a combination of electric from the plug for most of its daily use and a combination of both its electric motor and gas engine for longer trips providing drivers with the best of both worlds - fuel economy and performance. In addition to the hybrid powertrain, the 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV is expected to feature state-of-the-art technology and safety features, ensuring a comfortable and secure driving experience for all. With its advanced infotainment system, drivers will have access to a range of features, including BT calls and music streaming, a high-end navigation, and a range of advance safety functions. Overall, the upcoming 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV is a highly anticipated vehicle that promises to offer a unique and exciting driving experience. It could be an excellent choice for those who are looking for a car that is efficient, powerful, and technologically advanced. And if it starts at less than $30k, it could make quick inroads. The Dodge Hornet GT, fueled by a 268 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque turbocharged 2.0L I4, debuts as the segment’s most powerful gas engine making it the quickest, fastest, and most powerful utility vehicle with a starting price under $30,000! The Dodge Hornet R/T performance hybrid with its 288 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque turbocharged, all-aluminum 1.3L I4 can reach 60 in just 5.6 seconds, making the Hornet R/T the quickest and most powerful utility vehicle in the segment while still offering more than 30 miles of all-electric range via a 15.5 kWh Li-Ion battery. Similar to the Hyundai HEV/PHEV system, the Hornet uses a starter generator via engine belt. A high-power inverter and 7.4 kW charging module allow for a full battery charge to be reached in approximately 2.5 hours using a Level 2 charger. The R/T system is paired with a 6-speed AT. Both powertrains feature standard AWD. The Hornet R/T AWD system adjusts power automatically between the 1.3L engine that powers the front axle and the electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The Hornet R/T arrives with standard AWD and dynamic torque vectoring, plus available Brembo brakes and dual stage suspension. 2023 Dodge Hornet Infotainment The Dodge Hornet includes a standard 12.3” digital cockpit cluster screen and standard 10.25” Uconnect 5 infotainment central display. The 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster displays three separate information zones, allowing the driver to select within each area to customize the crisp, clear display graphics. Options include an “Evolved” theme that crops gauge displays to maximize the center display area. Drivers can customize the screen to display performance Sport Mode gauges or select from one of three hybrid drive mode displays for the Hornet R/T. The Uconnect 5 infotainment system is Android-based for ease of use. Favorite home screen layouts, music preferences, HVAC controls, seat positions and more can be customized and linked to individual profiles. The system can be connected to two phones simultaneously, and Wireless Android and Apple CarPlay allow easy, cord-free connectivity. Additional comfort, safety and technology features include a Harman-Kardon premium sound system, standard on the GT Plus and R/T Plus, equipped with 14 speakers powered by 465 watts of total system output. Wireless charging is also standard on the GT and R/T plus. Optional comfort features for Hornet include a heated steering wheel, heated seats, handsfree power liftgate and many more. 2023 Dodge Hornet Safety The Hornet includes the very latest advanced safety features that are new for the Dodge brand. Standard Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and safety features for the Hornet include: Automatic Emergency Braking Lane Support System Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path alerts The Hornet also offers three levels of parking assistance with acoustic and visual warnings displayed on the 10.25” main screen. Standard features include four rear parking sensors along with a high-definition back-up camera with guidelines, with additional available parking assistance on the Tech Pack. Level 2 autonomous driving, with new ADAS features that take safety and comfort to the next level, are optional with the Tech Pack, and include: Intelligent Speed Assist w/Traffic Sign Recognition Driver Attention Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC) Lateral Control/Lane Support system These should be standard given the competition as the Tech Pack without Parallel & Perp Park Assist is priced at a rather steep $2,245 for the base GT model. It does include the Active Driving Assist System. the Drowsy Driver Detection system, the Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) system, the ParkSense Front and Rear Park-Assist with Stop and Surround-View Camera for that upcharge. The 2023 Dodge Hornet Build and Price Configurator is now live on Dodge.com for the Hornet GT, the quickest, fastest, and most powerful utility vehicle with a starting MSRP of just over $30,000 (excluding destination charge). The all-new Dodge Hornet will be built at the Stellantis plant in Pomigliano d’Arco, Naples, Italy. Following the Dodge brands heritage, the all-new Hornet is going to be a quick and capable PHEV for sure.