Was There An Old Dodge Hornet?

May 20th, 2024 by

2024 Dodge Hornet

Many SUVs currently on the road are generic vehicles with little heritage or history, so it may shock many that the 2024 Dodge Hornet name and legacy have over a 70-year pedigree. Here at Prestige Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we celebrate the long history behind the iconic “Hornet” name.

The Birth of a Legendary Name

The first car graced with the Hornet name was the 1951 Hudson Hornet, a legendary American sedan. This vehicle, renowned for its groundbreaking H-145 engine, earned its place in history through its participation in stock car racing, where it was affectionately dubbed the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet.”

The Hornet name then carried over when AMC (American Motors Corporation) started with the merger between Hudson and Nash-Kelvinator. This allowed the Hornet name to be used during the 1960s and 1970s for the AMC Hornet compact car line, sold as two-door sedans and even a station wagon. This model range was also sold worldwide under different names, such as the Rambler Hornet in Australia and South Africa.

How Does The 2024 Dodge Hornet Honors Its Name

AMC eventually fell under the Chrysler umbrella, then Stellantis, and a handful of classic names remain from years gone by. The eye-catching 2024 Dodge Hornet does its name proud by being among the most potent crossovers ever built. While still being a comfortable family vehicle, appropriately equipped models can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds. After seven decades, the Hornet name is still synonymous with innovation and performance.

Test-Drive a New Dodge Hornet in Las Vegas, NV

The Dodge brand has a century-long reputation for power backed by innovation. If you want a car with a heritage, you can’t go wrong with the 2024 Dodge Hornet. If you’re ready for a test drive, visit Prestige Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and our sales staff will guide you to the perfect fit.

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