Dodge Intros Under $30K PHEV Dodge Hornet CUV with 15.5KW Battery that May Qualify for New Rebates

Dodge is introducing the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet, delivering the quickest, fastest, most powerful compact utility vehicle (CUV) under $30,000. The 2023 Dodge Hornet disrupts the fast-growing CUV segment, building buzz with a distinctive Dodge combination of muscular styling wrapped around best-in-class standard performance from a multi-energy powertrain roster and a swarm of class-exclusive performance features.

Since it is a Plug-in Hybrid Electric with a 15.5-KwH battery pack it may qualify for Inflation Reduction Act rebates which require a 7KwH battery.

The all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet was revealed today at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, with three vehicles showcasing the Dodge brand’s new entry in the CUV segment: the “Head of the Hive” Dodge Hornet R/T; the Dodge Hornet GT, the industry’s quickest, most powerful utility vehicle under $30,000; and the Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept, which showcases available Direct Connection performance parts upgrades for the newest entry in the four-car Dodge vehicle lineup.

“The Dodge brand’s electrified transformation has left the starting line, with the all-new Dodge Hornet R/T representing the first electrified performance vehicle from Dodge,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The Dodge Hornet is poised to jolt the mainstream compact utility vehicle segment with looks, feel and performance that are unmistakably Dodge. Hornet shakes up the status quo with aggressive Dodge styling, the most power in the segment from our multi-energy lineup, the best driving dynamics, a full lineup of segment-exclusive performance features, the best standard technology, as well available Direct Connection factory-backed performance upgrades. And this is just the start of the Dodge brand’s electrification journey.”

  • All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet opens ‘gateway’ for enthusiasts to enter the Dodge Brotherhood of Muscle, brings buzz to compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment with unmistakable Dodge styling cues and performance
  • All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet delivers best-in-class performance from two models in a multi-energy powertrain roster, with each featuring a dedicated powertrain and standard all-wheel drive:
    • Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) — the first-ever electrified performance vehicle from Dodge — will be the most powerful utility vehicle in the segment with 285-plus horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, and offers more than 30 miles of all-electric range via a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery
    • Dodge Hornet GT, fueled by the Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder, debuts as the segment’s most powerful gas engine at 265-plus horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Dodge Hornet R/T – “Head of Hive” is electrified:
    • Class-exclusive, on-demand PowerShot feature for Hornet R/T PHEV supplies a burst of 25 additional horsepower, shaving a full second off the normal 0 to 60 mph time, to 6.1 seconds
    • Standard features on the R/T include 18-inch Graphite Grey wheels, Dodge-branded Brembo front fixed calipers, dual exhaust, steering-mounted paddle shifters and more
    • R/T offers Sport Mode and three hybrid driving modes: Hybrid, Electric and E-Save
  • Dodge Hornet GT – Industry’s quickest, fastest, most powerful utility vehicle under $30,000
    • Sport Mode offers sharper throttle, optimized upshifts, tighter steering and electronic limited slip differential to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds
  • All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet unleashes muscular Dodge DNA design vocabulary on a new segment, with characteristic Dodge styling cues, such as a hood with integrated heat extractors, ‘mail slot’-style grille opening, and a vehicle-width taillamp with center illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo — a first for a Dodge vehicle
  • Dodge Hornet interior design aligns with driver-centric cockpit feel of the entire Dodge vehicle lineup — center stack controls, display screens and HVAC vents are “tipped” to angle towards the driver
  • Hornet swarms the segment with best-in-class and class-exclusive dynamic driving features such as Koni shocks, Brembo four-piston brake calipers, dynamic torque vectoring and more to optimize suspension, braking, steering and handling performance
  • Direct Connection factory-backed performance parts from Dodge, available through Dodge Power Brokers dealers, give enthusiasts the keys to boost power of the already formidable Hornet
  • Technologically advanced, Dodge driver-centric user experience includes best-in-class 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster screen and a 10.25-inch central display, both standard on R/T and GT, delivering more than 22.5 inches of in-vehicle display screen space
  • Android-based, easy-to-use Uconnect 5 infotainment system is standard on both Hornet models, with features including:
    • Profile content and home screens that can be personalized
    • Dual connected phone profile support
    • Wireless Android Auto and CarPlay
    • Access to vehicle settings, including EV pages for R/T
    • Amazon Alexa allows users to connect their digital lifestyle to the Hornet with in-vehicle Alexa virtual assistant with natural voice capability
  • Best-in-class Harman Kardon® premium sound system pumps out 465 watts of total system output through 14 speakers and subwoofer
  • Dodge Hornet offers available Level 2 autonomy, including Intelligent Speed Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Attention Assist, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and more
  • Dodge Hornet GT will open for orders August 17, 2022, with the Hornet GT reaching dealers in December 2022 and the Hornet R/T arriving in spring 2023
  • For complete information on Dodge and the brand’s Never Lift plan, which provides a 24-month road map to Dodge’s performance future, visit Dodge.com and DodgeGarage.com

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