After many years of rumors, speculation and even popular demand, the all-new Ford Bronco will hit the streets by 2020.
According to the automotive giant, there will be no compromise on the midsize 4×4 utility vehicle and it will be incredibly capable and fun to drive.
Originally, a two-door truck, however, the new sixth generation Ford Bronco will come in a four-door version for the current marketplace and possibly a two-door edition for traditional hardcore Bronco fans.
According to Bronco6g.com:
“As we now know from official Ford statements, the sixth generation Bronco will share a modified T6 platform with the 2019 Ford Ranger. Raj Nair recently confirmed the new Bronco will be similar in size to the global Ford Ranger currently offered outside of North America which means a four-door Bronco is a virtual guarantee.”
Some speculate that the iconic SUV may be a direct competitor for JEEP Wrangler and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited.
The new generation Bronco will also come complete with all the latest in smart technology and a fresh new look while remaining true to its rugged roots.
Here’s what Ford had to say:
“The rumors are true: the Ford Bronco is coming back!
“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.”
The Ford Bronco was first introduced in 1965 as a 1966 model. The original Bronco became an icon of an adventurous lifestyle and off-road capability. Available options during the 10-year production of the first Bronco included a CB radio, an auxiliary gas tank, a power take-off, a winch and a post-hole digger.
The Bronco would continue in production for 30 years, seeing a total of five generations, and growing from what was considered in 1966 to be a compact SUV to eventually share height and width specs with the Ford F-150.
The rugged new Bronco will be a midsize SUV, and will be part of the global Ford vehicle portfolio in 2020.
The Ford Bronco will be manufactured at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, which is the same plant where the 1966 through 1996 models were built.”
Unfortunately, we really don’t know precisely what the new Ford Bronco will actually look like but if it’s anything close to the renderings from Bronco6g.com, I believe most of us will be thoroughly impressed.