• Jun 16, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge Hornet concept

The Dodge Hornet was one of the best-looking concepts that Chrysler has produced the past few years, and thanks to a partnership with Nissan, the impressive-looking compact is inching closer to production. Chrysler and Nissan have yet to officially announce details of the upcoming Nissan Versa-based vehicle they'll develop together, other than to say that it'd be available as a 2010 model, but everyone is banking on a production Hornet. Chrysler vice president of international sales Thomas Hausch recently said that the Pentastar is working hard on a Hornet Study, and that Chrysler would "announce something" in the near future. The linked Automotive News article is further evidence that our suspicions were correct and that Nissan, rather than Chinese automaker Chery, will build it.

[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Hatchbacks are far more space efficient for this size vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Hornet isn't the only good look small car concept from Chrysler, the Chrysler Java from 2000 is also a very good looking car that could be easily produced today if they want.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty nifty youth ride. I think, with its no-doubt low price, it'll take some market share from Scions, and help move some Dodges off the lots.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dodge Cube.
      brian
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its about time Chrysler....small, very efficient, good looking cars... Now...How about a small pickup?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looking forward to the Dodge Hornet but if it's supplied by Nissan then I'd really rather have the Nissan. (Am I the only one who wishes for a Versa SE-R?) But I agree that after we helped show Plymouth and Oldsmobile the door, GenX and GenY have long since been ready to see the backs of Chrysler and Mercury.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank God it's not Chery.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wouldn't mind taking a look at one as long as it's front wheel drive with good MPG.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I prefer awd and a hemi.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Brad, why not a Fit? It's smaller than an xB and way more fun to drive. Or, a Versa? It'd be a more subltle Hornet that doesn't require you to deal with Dodge dealers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sounds like you want a Scion xB. Hopefully Dodge will make something with some decent power output and RWD or AWD.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ yacoub

        No I've seen xB's and they look a little too big to me. I can't really get a good feel of how big the Hornet is just by looking at the picture.

        I'm strongly considering a Mazda 3 hatchback unless something comes along better than that. It's going to be a couple of years until I purchase something so there is a lot of new product to come out between now and then.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks kinda cute. 250+hp and AWD it's interesting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think they should call it the Crazy Kobe...

      http://www.nicekicks.com/images/adidas-crazy-kobe-2-2.jpg

      • 6 Years Ago
      Alright Chrysler! Screw your American workers AGAIN! Sheep mentality - all three automakers....
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing wouldnt last 3 days up here in Alaska. LMAO
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