Wednesday, September 22, 2021
News Dodge Journey Successor Might be Called Hornet

Dodge Journey Successor Might be Called Hornet

Now that the Journey is dead, Dodge needs a new midsize SUV, and it might get one of the coolest names in the business


  • The Hornet name is no stranger to the car world.

  • The rumoured Hornet would be a midsized, electrified SUV.

  • It could arrive next year as a 2023 model year vehicle.


Dodge is one of FCA/Stellantis’ many brands that needs a new lease on life. Although extremely successful, the likes of the Challenger, Charger, and Durango are getting old. We know that Dodge will introduce a new muscle car in the near future (it’ll be electric, but we don’t talk about it…) and now, it looks as though a new midsize SUV/CUV is also on the way.

Dodge Journey
2020 Dodge Journey | Photo: Dodge

The Dodge Journey had quite a long journey after more than a decade of sales with only minor upgrades. Despite its average-ness, the Journey was extremely successful and will need to be replaced if Dodge wants to continue making sales and money.

According to Jalopnik, there’s a strong possibility that Dodge’s next new SUV will be called Hornet. This vehicle will be Jeep Compass-sized and be based on the soon to arrive Alfa Romeo Tonale. As we know, the Alfa is a PHEV that is also powered by the turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain would certainly fit the Hornet name and the Dodge family image.

Alfa Romeo Tonale Introduction Delayed For Failing To Impress CEO

The Hornet name was once affixed to Hudson and AMC vehicles, and most recently, a Dodge Concept.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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