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 previous leaks, the Hornet is confirmed to be a compact crossover rather than a full-fledged SUV.
According to the company’s press release, the Hornet is Dodge’s gateway to compact utility vehicles, and will be offered in two variants: the Hornet R/T is an electrified plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), while that the Hornet GT is a gasoline-only vehicle described as “the quickest, fastest and most powerful utility vehicle in the industry under $30,000”.
Notably, both Hornets are equipped with Level 2 autonomous systems, providing advanced driver assistance without the ability to drive the vehicle independently. Like many other vehicles currently available, this is a system to help you, rather than the brains behind your vehicle.
As for 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 is expected to arrive in dealerships in December. Conversely, the R/T will arrive in the spring of 2023. For the original press release, click here.