Ford has recently submitted a patent application for a tailgate canopy system intended for use on the open lift gate of an SUV.
The patent application describes the system as a track integrated into the rear lift gate of an SUV. The track can be use used to hang canopy material for privacy, or to connect the end of an overhead canopy supported on the other side by extendable poles. The canopy material is waterproof and also constructed from phosphorescent material that can be illuminated by lighting elements embedded in the lift gate.
Is this patent intended for the 2020 Ford Bronco, another current Ford SUV, the yet unnamed future “baby Bronco” SUV, or maybe it will never make production at all? Time will tell…
During its first quarter 2018 earnings release, Ford Motor Company reconfirmed that it will offer a hybridized version of the next-generation Ford Bronco.
It’s still unclear what form the hybrid powertrain will take and how long after it would follow the 2020 Ford Bronco, but plans could very well be accelerated after the company made the surprise announcement that it will only produce two passenger cars in North America by 2020.
Ford recently confirmed that the 2020/2021 Ford Bronco will be coming in both 2 and 4 door models, but we’ve yet to see a 2-door Bronco rendering until now. Even better is that this Bronco render previews what a convertible top would look like, a feature which has not yet been confirmed nor denied by Ford.
What do you think of this look? Let us know inside!
What 2020 Ford Bronco design lurks under the tarp in the official teaser? These Bronco renderings attempt to digitally preview the design to us.
Starting with Ford’s teaser image, digital artist Michael Clark then incorporated the 2004 Bronco concept in coming up with this set of preview renderings. See the full set inside and let us know how you like it!
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been officially teased in new renderings issued by Ford Motor Company today!
The boxy silhouette of the next Bronco is shown underneath a mud-splashed cover of what appears to be a 2-door version with a rear-mounted spare tire.
Our photographers have caught what could be the very first shots of an early mule using a Ford Everest body to test the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco!
An article from Gearpatrol purports to reveal some new Ford Bronco details directly from a Ford Engineer familiar with the development of the 2020/2021 Bronco. Here’s the summary of the claimed details:
By popular demand, following all the positive feedback from our first 2020 Ford Bronco concept renderings we are excited to share our rendition of a 4-door version of our Bronco rendering to show off the front/rear view and a peek at the expected new “Air Roof” feature.
In their newly posted article, Automotive News reports that Ford plans to offer a full line of accessories and modifications for the Bronco, many of which are expected to be pre-installed at the dealership. These will presumably be offered by Ford Performance Parts, the in-house tuning and performance parts arm of Ford.
This comes as no surprise as would takes a page straight out of Jeep’s strategy of offering a full lineup of Mopar parts and accessories for the Wrangler, which Jeep dealers certainly like to load up on their inventoried Wranglers.