Dodge says it has received more than 14,000 pre-orders for the Hornet in the first 24 hours after its presentation during the Dodge Speed Week event.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis revealed the extent of the SUV’s popularity during a live Speed Week broadcast. That’s especially impressive when you consider that only the entry-level Hornet GT is available for pre-order, not the more powerful Hornet R/T due in spring 2023.
Undoubtedly, the main reason the Dodge Hornet GT is getting quite a bit of attention is the fact that it starts at $29,995 destination. For this money, customers get quite a lot of value.
Under the hood of the Hornet GT is a 2.0-liter Hurricane4 turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 268 hp. and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. That engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels and allows the SUV to sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.5 seconds, which isn’t bad for an entry-level model.
Everyone Hornet GT models also come standard with front and rear fully independent suspension and dynamic torque vectoring. It also features frequency-selective Koni shocks and can be upgraded with Brembo four-piston front brake calipers, which come standard on the R/T.
It will be interesting to see what percentage of buyers opt for the Hornet GT and R/T when the latter hits the market next year. The R/T uses a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine along with an electric motor for a combined +285 hp. and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque, meaning it can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.1 seconds with PowerShot on. The Hornet R/T can also travel up to 30 miles (48 km) on electric power alone.
Dodge says 14,000 pre-orders for the Hornet were placed in the first 24 hours
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