After the official information, we report a set of pictures taken from the Dodge Hornet creation process.
|The Design team: (left to
|A 3D rendering of the Dodge Hornet Concept|
The Dodge Hornet concept aims to bring some excitement to the B-segment with a unique blend of aggressive American design and a European approach to engine size and footprint on the road.
The aim was to create a vehicle with a uniquely American character to expand the image and presence of the Dodge brand in Europe, especially in the entry-level market.
Hornet designer Mark Moushegian said: “We went for a rally-inspired look: robust, capable, and most definitely not ‘cutesy’. We wanted a distinct ‘edge’ to the design. We especially wanted to push the envelope of interior volume by pushing all interior surfaces to the perimeter of the vehicle as much as possible. That’s why the Hornet is almost as wide as a C-segment vehicle.”
|A designer working on interior
The Hornet’s chunky, wheels-to-the-corner silhouette imparts the fun of assertive motoring. The muscular side view is dominated by the large 19-inch diameter open-section aluminium wheels designed to show off the ‘mechanicals’, including the gold-coloured brake callipers.Behind the signature Dodge crossbar grille is a 1.6-litre 16-valve OHC supercharged I/C four-cylinder engine putting out 170 horsepower/165 ft-lb of torque @ 4000 rpm.
|Steering center boss is
|Gauges are illustrated
for detail placement
Simon Elliott added: “Whether or not the Dodge Hornet concept is ever made into a production car, no-one will ever forget all those fake bees being released as the Hornet burst onto the Geneva stage!”