Dodge Hornet: Design images

Concept Cars 4 Mar 2006
Dodge Hornet: Design images

A photo-gallery from the design process and the making of the prototype of the Dodge Hornet, the B-segment concept vehicle unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.


After the official information, we report a set of pictures taken from the Dodge Hornet creation process.

Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Dodge Hornet 3D Rendering
The Design team: (left to
right)

Mark
Moushegian, Kevin
Verduyn, John Sodano

A 3D rendering of the Dodge Hornet Concept
Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Birchen Wheel

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.

Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype

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.”

Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
A designer working on interior
trim panel

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.

Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Dodge Hornet - Making of the Prototype
Steering center boss is
recessed
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!”

(Source: Dodge)

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