Michigan, United States — Following the phasing out of two of its most iconic vehicles, Stellantis has announced a new entry-level vehicle: the 2023 Dodge Hornet.
Contrary to earlier leaks, the Hornet is confirmed to be a compact crossover rather than a full-blown SUV.
According to the company’s press release, the Hornet is Dodge’s gateway towards compact utility vehicles, and will be offered in two variants: the Hornet R/T is an electrified plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), while the Hornet GT is a gas-only vehicle described as the “industry’s quickest, fastest, most powerful utility vehicle under $30,000.”
Notably, both Hornets are equipped with Level 2 autonomous systems, providing advanced driver-assistance without the ability to independently drive the vehicle. Like many other vehicles currently available, this is a system to assist you, rather than the brains behind your vehicle.
When it comes to stock paint jobs, the Hornet will be available in Blue Steele, Acapulco Gold, Blue Bayou, Gray Cray, Hot Tamale, Q Ball and 8 Ball.
The GT opened for orders on Wednesday and are planned for arrival at dealers in December. Conversely, the R/T will arrive in Spring 2023. For the original press release, click here.