Watch Dodge Unveil Their First Electrified Model Here At 7 PM EST

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Dodge’s Velocity Week, the automaker’s three-day celebration of their efficiency automobiles, has already introduced us some fairly attention-grabbing unveilings. Yesterday’s “Present Muscle” day gave us a drop high Challenger and the reintroduction of the Durango Hellcat, whereas tonight’s “Gateway Muscle” occasion is claimed to convey the revealing of the primary electrified Dodge model.

As CEO Tim Kuniskis put it on the finish of yesterday’s livestream, “We’re going to flip the web page and we’re going to have a look at our future – our first new electrified Dodge.” There was no additional elaboration past that, however in all probability, the automobile he’s speaking about is the Hornet compact crossover. Primarily based on the Alfa Romeo Tonale, it was confirmed again in April that the automobile can be revealed in August and that it could be supplied with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. On condition that, it appears all however inevitable that tonight’s reveal would be the Hornet.

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Primarily based on the leaked photographs of the automobile we’ve seen along with the numerous camouflaged prototypes floating round, the automobile’s design will borrow closely from its Italian cousin, particularly in its total silhouette.

The primary differentiating issue between the Hornet and the Tonale can be of their entrance bumper designs. Up entrance, moderately than Alfa’s signature Scudetto grille, the Hornet will sport a face extra akin to a squished Durango. Finishing the muscular Dodge transformation can be a set of twin hood vents simply aft of the bumper’s high edge. Spy photographs point out that the remainder of the automobile, together with the rear finish and inside, can be almost equivalent to that of the Tonale, simply with cheaper supplies.

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2023 Dodge Hornet as rendered by Carscoops’ Josh Byrnes

There are anticipated to be (at the least) two totally different powertrain choices for the Hornet: a light hybrid variant as the bottom model and a plug-in hybrid model because the flagship. The previous will most certainly be a turbocharged 2.0-LITER inline-four with a 48V delicate hybrid system making 256 hp (260 PS / 191 kW), whereas the latter is predicted to be a turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder mixed with a rear-axle electrical motor making a mixed system output of 272 hp (275 PS / 203 kW).

Nonetheless, nothing has been confirmed aside from the provision of a PHEV variant, so to get all the main points for your self as Dodge unveils their new model, you may come again and take a look at the livestream beneath tonight at 7 pm EST.

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