Dodge plug-in hybrid in 2022
According to a recent Stellantis announcement, Dodge should launch a plug-in hybrid as soon as 2022. But no further details on the plug-in hybrid have been since announced. Yet, many rumours imagine the vehicle being a new addition to the lineup rather than a variant of the current Challenger, Charger or Durango.
Some rumours point to a compact crossover doubled with an Alfa Romeo version also due in 2022 (previewed by 2019’s Tonale concept). The Dodge version could very well be called Hornet. Its platform (also destined for the Alfa Romeo) is the same setup underpinning Europe’s Jeep’s Renegade and Compass. In those Jeeps, an available plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.3-liter inline-4 up front and an electric motor at the rear. Output ranges from 190 to 240 hp, and an 11.4-kilowatt-hour battery provides enough juice for an electric range of approximately 50 kilometres. Expect a more powerful configuration for the Alfa Romeo and any Dodge twin. By the way, remember that Dodge recently said it would launch an electric muscle car in 2024…