Dodge Teases New Kia Sportage Rival

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Dodge is getting back into the crossover market.

Now that the three-row Journey has been discontinued, Dodge doesn't have a single crossover in its current lineup. This will soon change, however, as Dodge is preparing to expand its SUV range with a new, more affordable crosssover teased on Twitter by Stellantis. Dodge simply can't ignore the lucrative market.

There is a catch, however: the new Dodge crossover will only be sold Mexico. Teaser images show the unnamed SUV disguised in camouflage. While it doesn't share any design cues with current Dodge models, this doesn't appear to be an all-new model. Instead, what we're looking at appears to be a rebadged version of the GAC GS5 SUV sold in China and Latin America.

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Stellantis
Stellantis

We'll have to wait and see if Dodge has modified the exterior for the rebranded version. The grille appears to be smaller than the GS5 SUV, but the camouflage could be deceiving us. Elsewhere, the LED headlights, taillights, and rear light bar looks identical to its Chinese counterpart, so we aren't expecting any major design changes.

Stellantis hasn't shared any information about the new Dodge SUV, but it will most likely share the same engine as the GAC GS5. The GAC GS5 sold in Latin American countries is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder producing 150 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Stellantis

Dodge hasn't confirmed when its Mexico-bound SUV will debut, but it will give the Kia Sportage some competition when it goes on sale.

This isn't the only new Dodge SUV in the pipeline, either. Reports suggest Dodge is reviving the Hornet name for a new SUV based on the Alfa Romeo Tonale that will replace the Journey. Reportedly, the new Hornet will pack the same turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder as the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the rebranded GS5, the new Hornet will likely come to the US since Alfa Romeo has confirmed the Tonale will go on sale in the US next year.

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GAC Motor

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