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Dodge Hornet Concept Car


Posted by John Goulden Categories: Design, Transportation


Dodge Hornet

Concept cars are nothing new.  They’re utilized by auto manufacturers to gauge public response to body-styles, used as platforms for new technology and ideas, and sadly, rarely ever see the light of day as real vehicles.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Daimler-Chrysler has seemingly been turning more of their concepts into production vehicles than any other manufacturer. 

Daimler-Chrysler released their latest concept car at the Geneva Auto Show - the 2007 Dodge Hornet.  Bearing a striking resemblance to both the modern Mini Cooper and Suzuki Swift vehicles, the Hornet is designed as Dodge’s new low-cost vehicle (below the Caliber).  Small enough for the European market, but big enough for the U.S., the Hornet is equipped with a supercharged 170hp engine that will zip it from 0-to-60 in approximately 6.7 seconds (firmly in Mini Cooper territory).  The grille has Dodge’s trademark look, while the rest of the exterior and interior speak of European influences.

Will the Hornet make it to market?  Only time will tell, but given Chrysler’s past track record there’s a good chance.  Estimated sticker price will be below that of the Dodge Caliber (which lists for $13,985).


Read More | via Leftlane News and Dodge-Hornet.com


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Funny, my local tv station did a car crash test review, and of course BMW won top prize. Bottom line is, your poor and you drive, you die. Your rich and can afford a good car, you live. What would you like to risK?


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