With fuel prices and emissions rising, companies are striving to provide buyers with fuel-efficient vehicles with powerful and efficient powertrains

Dodge has finally launched the first hybrid vehicle that maintains fuel efficiency and meets emission standards without sacrificing performance.

But the switch to a hybrid HIS engine is a nightmare for Mopar HIS fans and Dodges.

Still, the future looks like an all-electric future until exotic technologies like hydrogen cars take over.

Dodge entertained us with two important pieces of news this week.

The first is the introduction of a charger and the second is the Hornet, the company's first compact SUV.

Who knew Dodge would launch an electrified or smaller version of his SUV?

The Dodge Hornet comes in two versions of him, the Hornet GT and the R/T Hybrid.

 Today, let's talk about the Dodge Hornet R/T Hybrid CUV and find out if Dodge is competitive enough in this segment.

The Hornet R/T has a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.3-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine and a 120-horsepower electric motor.

This unit is combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

both the engine and electric motor running, Hornet's hybrid engine delivers her 285 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of twist.

The Hornet R/T has a 15.5kWh battery and offers up to 30 miles of electric-only range

In E-save mode, the power generated by the engine propels the car.