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Dodge won't call its new small car Hornet

Dodge has been wise in reviving old nameplates to inject some excitement into its contemporary model lineup. Recent products like the Challenger and Charger – both named after classics from the brand's past – have drummed up a considerable amount of enthusiasm where names like Stratus and Intrepid could not. But don't expect that fo

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Dodge won't call its new small car Hornet

Dodge has been wise in reviving old nameplates to inject some excitement into its contemporary model lineup. Recent products like the Challenger and Charger – both named after classics from the brand's past – have drummed up a considerable amount of enthusiasm where names like Stratus and Intrepid could not. But don't expect that fo

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Dodge Caliber's Alfa Romeo-based replacement spotted wearing crosshairs

When we first caught wind of the Fiat intention to get cozy with Chrysler, our first thoughts leapt to the slew of sexy Italian compacts that could conceivably make their way to the states. Of all the hardware that could potentially be Americanized, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was the one hatch that had our loins stirring the most. Now our elite

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Ralph Gilles: SRT model for upcoming C-segment car "absolutely paramount"

First comes word that a Magnum revival could be in the works, and now we hear that the SRT team over at Dodge is eager to add a C-segment brawler to its revitalized product lineup. That word doesn't come from the mouth of just anyone either, as Ralph Gilles, Pre

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Dodge's next small car snapped in Death Valley

Remember the Dodge Hornet? Just a few years ago, the chunky funster was rumored to be the automaker's first foray into the subcompact B-segment, and it was even scheduled to be produced in conjunction with Chinese automaker Chery. These plans never came to fruition, and we've had to soldier on with the unloved Caliber as Dodge's only small car offering. It's time

IHS Global Insight report forecasts Dodge Hornet may come by way of Fiat

Dodge Hornet concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Future Chrysler, Alfa Romeo and Fiat product plans revealed?

Alfa Romeo Kamal concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

No surprise: Nissan-built small Chrysler model in trouble

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Despite Fiat deal, Chrysler will still get small cars from Nissan

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Dodge Hornet may still come from Nissan

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Chrysler and Chery quit talking about small car

Well, crap. For all of us who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Chinese-built Dodge Demon or the Chinese-built Dodge Hornet or the Chrysler-badged, Chinese-built Chery A1, fugetaboutit. It

New Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 confirmed for 2010

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Dodge Hornet likely to be built by Nissan

As we reported the other day, Chrysler is working as hard as possible to get its gas-guzzling fleet more in line with consumer desires. These days, that means fuel efficiency, so it comes as little surprise that Dodge is renewing its efforts to get the Hornet small car up and running. Up until this point, it had been Jeremy Korzeniewski

Confirmed: Chrysler still working on compact Hornet

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Chrysler and Chery resume discussions; Hornet confirmed

Chery officials say the pause in their discussion with Chrysler was so the Chinese company could get a better idea of the American's future. Now that Cerberus has taken over, Chery sees the coming years filled with puppy dogs and lollipops.

Update on the ongoing saga of Chryslers B segment deal with Chery

Small cars often come in handy, especially when writing the initial check to purchase it and when pulling up next to the gas pump. For obvious reasons, the smaller the car and the smaller the engine, the less it costs and the less gas it uses. Anyway, Chrysler has been after a small B-Class car of their own for a while now, and appeared to have a deal in hand with the Chinese carmaker Chery for a car in that segment, namely, the Jeremy Korzeniewski

Dodge's mini car to be Chery A1?

China Car Times says that Chinese Web site Autohome is reporting Dodge will re-badge Chery's A1 mini car for sale around the world. According to China Car Times, the A1 is a QQ3 renamed for export. The new name is supposedly intended to avoid any further confrontation with Gene

Buzz is back: Chery to build Hornet after all?

Yes, we know, it wasn't that long ago we reported Chrysler Group President Tom LaSorda saying Chery would not build the Hornet show car, but rather supply one of its own models for sales as a Dodge-branded small car in the Chrysler Group's product portfolio. Now Autoweek is reporting that Chrysler is none t

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