How did the 2023 Dodge Hornet get its name?

Dodge is working on its first all-new car in more than a decade. A leaked video from the Alfa Romeo factory shows a crossover-sized SUV with a signature Dodge grille. Is this the eternally rumored Dodge Hornet? Here’s how the alleged Hornet got its name.

The Dodge Super Bee

1969 Dodge Super Bee| TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images

The first popular hornet was the NASCAR dominant Hudson Hornet. The Hudson company released this early muscle car in 1951. Hudson continued to produce these through the merger with the American Motor Company (AMC) until 1957.

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