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Dodge Gives Us A Sneak Peek At It’s Newest SUV Offering For The Mexican Market:

Dodge Gives Us A Sneak Peek At It’s Newest SUV Offering For The Mexican Market:​

This Isn't The Hornet...​


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The discontinuation of the Dodge Journey has left Dodge with a huge hole in its brand portfolio. With the plan to unveil an all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale-based SUV dubbed the Hornet next year, Dodge the brand is looking to fill in the gap with an exciting performance-based SUV offering. However, for Dodge’s Mexico division, they aren’t waiting for the Hornet to jump back into the midsized SUV market.

 

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Seems like a nice replacement for the Journey. Size (numbers) look pretty good. Seems like a good mid-size SUV. I think it maybe slightly bigger than my Cherokee. I hope the plans for the up coming American Hornet are this good size wise. Seems the Mexican market might be getting a good size, good looking SUV. Although it’s not a true Dodge, technically the Hornet won’t be either.
 

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Its definitely not for the U.S. or Canadian markets. The Hornet will be an interesting vehicle. Where the Journey was more focused as a value-based family hauler, the Hornet will be a straight performance-centered vehicle.
 

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I have sent you all pictures of this Trumpchi is the past haven't I?
 

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Mexico never fails to befuddle me, I just can’t understand the dynamics of its politics, economy or society. It seems to have so much going for it, but it remains a third world functional country in comparison to other Latin American nations like Argentina, Brazil and even Chile. Bringing this Dodge to market seems bold and autonomous in a business case, but the connection to the vehicle source seems to defy corporate continuity. Must be another Mexican befuddlement for me. It seems an aforementioned personal critique of the snails pace of the Chrysler Group NA has even frustrated the Mexicans. The agonizing development and roll out of Dodges and Chrysler’s is just worrisome to many who share a sense of.frustration about that obvious problem. Seems the Chinese, Brizilians and now even the Mexicans have taken a rebellious path to meeting their market needs without “Big Brother”. Very telling I would say.
 

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The market acceptance, expectations and certification for the markets mentioned is vastly different then USA/Canada. Chrysler corp,, DCX, FCA have a long history of filling those market with outsourced models. Only difference here is the use of a Chinese partner.
 

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I'll be honest I was excited for a moment.

Looks like it's a tad bigger than the current KL, but I wouldn't call those true racetrack taillights.
 

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Its not a bad looking vehicle in person...... I just don't get the warm fuzzy about Dodge and Chrysler customer this far north buy Chinese, but hell Buick and Volvo customers don't seem to mind.
 

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The market acceptance, expectations and certification for the markets mentioned is vastly different then USA/Canada. Chrysler corp,, DCX, FCA have a long history of filling those market with outsourced models. Only difference here is the use of a Chinese partner.
This I know to some degree, but this action does speak to the fact that currently the Stellantis portfolio has nothing to fill this gap and the Mexican Dodge people were forced to go elsewhere. I would think with new corporate structure that this path to new product would be discouraged. Indeed, it take a long time for those expectations and requirements to be met in North America, but just an observation that the new product pipeline could be sped up without a rush to market or the compromising of new product quality. I do recall the error of this rush in the Dart and Cherokee 9 speed automatic. I also know it will take time for Stallentis to get its house in order. Still an optimist.
 

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Tipo has also been used to fill the Niche..... Since CUV market is hot everywhere, finding a suitable entry from existing partners is wise solution. For all on NA.... Not so much.
 

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This I know to some degree, but this action does speak to the fact that currently the Stellantis portfolio has nothing to fill this gap and the Mexican Dodge people were forced to go elsewhere. I would think with new corporate structure that this path to new product would be discouraged. Indeed, it take a long time for those expectations and requirements to be met in North America, but just an observation that the new product pipeline could be sped up without a rush to market or the compromising of new product quality. I do recall the error of this rush in the Dart and Cherokee 9 speed automatic. I also know it will take time for Stallentis to get its house in order. Still an optimist.
Stellantis house is in order! It never been as financially well off than currently now.
You just don’t like the Colors of the House.
 

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Stellantis house is in order! It never been as financially well off than currently now.
You just don’t like the Colors of the House.
Not at all T, I like the colors(?) just fine. I am a stockholder, so I have not only committed my Mopar interest to this enterprise, I have also committed my investment dollars. I agree with your comment on Stellantis, I just would like more transparency on what is going on with Dodge and Chrysler. My hopes have been raised by the Hornet and the Chrysler news on a new director. Bare with me dude, I enjoy your comments on my stuff. This is good.
 

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Seems like a nice replacement for the Journey. Size (numbers) look pretty good. Seems like a good mid-size SUV. I think it maybe slightly bigger than my Cherokee. I hope the plans for the up coming American Hornet are this good size wise. Seems the Mexican market might be getting a good size, good looking SUV. Although it’s not a true Dodge, technically the Hornet won’t be either.
Soooo... while the article says it is destine for the Mexican Market, perhaps intentionally it does not say where it would be assembled? Unless there are plans to export a variant to the US, just like a vast percentage of Buicks, I believe these will be imported from China. The stand only Mexican Market could not support an upgraded CUV unless there were plans to export it out of Mexico too!
 

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