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Old 02-14-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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GENEVA The new front-drive Dodge Hornet concept, a small car powered by a 1.6-liter OHC supercharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 170 horsepower, is a preview of how the Detroit automaker plans to woo the European market as it expands its global reach. The car will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show later this month.

In a statement, Dodge describes the chunky-looking Hornet as a combination of "European sensibility" and "American flair."

Chrysler spokesman Sam Locricchio told Inside Line that the Hornet is built on a "totally unique platform not based on anything we have." He said the Hornet is as wide as a C-segment car such as the Dodge Caliber, but noted that the Hornet is not based on the Caliber.

Locricchio said the Hornet's European reveal is significant because it "shows we're not bringing over a bunch of [Dodge Ram] Mega Cabs just because they are Dodge."

The Hornet concept is characterized by a signature Dodge crossbar grille set above an exposed engine intercooler flanked by front brake air ducts and foglamps. A recessed scoop on the driver side funnels air to the engine air box.

The Hornet is outfitted with 19-inch open-section aluminum wheels designed to show off its mechanicals, including gold-colored brake calipers. The B-pillar-less Hornet is said to be inspired "by the look of fashion sunglasses," Dodge said. All glass in the vehicle, including the sunroof, is rendered in a deep blue tint that contrasts with the car's Liquid Silver exterior.

The 170-hp, supercharged, four-cylinder engine makes 165 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Inside, the Hornet puts a premium on flexibility. Both the passenger front bucket seat and the three-passenger rear seats fold forward and collapse to the floor to provide a flat load bed. The rear seats flip rearward to stow in back, flush with the liftgate sill. The modular instrument panel is designed to accommodate both left- and right-hand drive.






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Old 02-14-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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looks a lot more modern than the Caliber to me. seems like the designers pushed a little harder on this concept.

the crosshair grille is probably aimed directly at the next xB.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:35 PM   #3
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Out of all the "cube" cars out there, I think I like this Hornet the bestest.

It also looks VERY production ready. I think it would make a cool - and hopefully fuel efficient - addition to the Dodge family.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:57 PM   #4
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Thats a lot better looking than the Caliber.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:02 AM   #5
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i can imagine something this size with the SRT4 engine in it.... what a rocket it would be
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:49 AM   #6
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Bah! Enough with the clear tail lights already! Other than that, I dig it. The fender flares are nicely done.
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:30 AM   #7
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:33 AM   #8
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nice,mini.
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:20 AM   #9
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can we say Honda Element?
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:46 AM   #10
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Looks like the Ford Shogun (I think that's what they called it) Jay Leno owns......it has the SHO motor in it.
It's a bad picture though.
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:40 AM   #11
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:40 AM   #12
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:14 AM   #13
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Looks like a Thunderdome version of the Element wrapped inside a package that slots betwen the xA and xB.
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:31 AM   #14
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its definitely based on the mini.

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Old 02-15-2006, 10:07 AM   #15
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Not liking it at all. Like someone on another forum said, if the Mini was going to be made out of Lego's, this would be the result.

Dodge Hornet Concept Specifications

Weight and Dimensions
Vehicle Weight (est.): 1409 kg. (3100 lbs.)
Length: 3846 mm (151.4 in.)
Wheelbase: 2534 mm (99.8 in.)
Front Overhang: 680 mm (26.8 in.)
Rear Overhang: 632 mm (25.0 in.)
Width: 1932 mm (76.1 in.)
Height: 1566 mm (61.6 in.)
Track Front/Rear: 60.0 in. /60.0 in.
Approach/Depart: Angle 19.2 degrees/25.9 degrees
Turn circle: 10.7 m (35.4 ft.
) Couple: 751 mm (29.6 in.)


Powertrain and Suspension
Engine: 1.6L 16-valve, OHC Supercharged, I/C
127 kW (170 hp SAE) @ 4000 rpm
224 N m (165 lb.-ft.) @ 4000 rpm
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive, 6-speed manual
Suspension: Front: Macpherson Strut
Rear: Semi-Independent

Wheels/Tires

Tire Size Front/Rear: P185/50R19 668 mm (26.3 in.)
Wheel Size Front/Rear: 19" x 6.5"

Estimated Performance
0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) : 6.7 sec.
Top speed: 209 km/h (130 mph)
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:25 PM   #16
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Pretty heavy for a box car.
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:30 PM   #17
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:03 PM   #18
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Engine: 1.6L 16-valve, OHC Supercharged, I/C
127 kW (170 hp SAE) @ 4000 rpm
224 N m (165 lb.-ft.) @ 4000 rpm
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive, 6-speed manual
Suspension: Front: Macpherson Strut
Rear: Semi-Independent
cooper mini S engine...

at least, that is my bet...
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:50 PM   #19
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:25 AM   #20
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:30 AM   #21
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those seats look like they were inspired by a pair of dell laptops. definitely different and they certainly do look like seats on the metro.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:57 AM   #22
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Lots of leg room, particularly up front. *cough*

Perhaps it's built with "little people" in mind?

"The all new 2006 Dodge Hornet - Domestic Ego Standard, 5" Stacked Pedals Optional"
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:18 PM   #24
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:36 PM   #25
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Well the seats look like they would hurt. There is a nice area up front for a little FMIC, which makes me think SRT4 drivetrain.... or at least maybe a future "sport" version with it. Also on the concept the tires look like this thing is supposed to be a Mars rover... whats up with that...?
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