A several months in the past, leaked images confirmed that there would be a Dodge variant of the Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV. Now just one of our spy photographers has caught a prototype that would seem to verify the accuracy of individuals leaked visuals. Indeed, it seems the tentatively-referred to as Dodge Hornet will generally be a Tonale with a Dodge face.
The front fascia’s Dodge cues appear with a slit just below the solid panel that bridges the headlights. It echoes the style employed on the SRT Dodge Chargers and on the Durango. It truly is matched with a greater grille down in the bumper region that most likely materials the vast majority of cooling air. Some of the design and style cues observed in the leaked illustrations or photos appear to be to be lacking on this prototype, this sort of as the outboard intakes and the hood vents. But it could be that this is an earlier examination mule without each exterior aspect, or it could be a decrease trim without having at a lot visible aptitude.
The relaxation of the Hornet prototype looks just about similar to the Tonale. Even the taillights look lifted off the small Italian. We suspect that, at the very least, the complete manufacturing design will have somewhat unique taillight features and possibly a revised rear bumper to help distinguish the two designs. The leaked pictures propose that the interior will also be just about the exact same among the two SUVs.
With so many similarities, the Hornet will probable get the same powertrains as the Tonale. The to start with currently being a turbocharged 2.-liter four-cylinder, and the 2nd staying a plug-in hybrid with a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder. Electricity outputs are unsure, and could differ based on how Stellantis needs to posture the Hornet. It may even get a powertrain not shared with Tonale, potentially the non-hybrid turbo 1.3-liter engine from the Jeep Renegade, which could placement the Hornet decrease and with a considerably reduced selling price than the Alfa.
We shouldn’t have to wait around prolonged for all the particulars. Reportedly the expose will be in August. We wouldn’t be surprised, because in between these spy images and the leaked pics, it appears the SUV is shut to all set. So continue to be tuned.