In the face of recent rumors from an alleged Ford designer that the 2020 / 2021 Bronco would be a “facelifted” Ford Everest, Raj Nair told members of the press at the 2017 North America International Auto Show that the Bronco will be more than a re-badged Everest. This combined with another report published today should please Ford Bronco hopefuls that the next iteration of the Bronco will live up to its iconic nameplate.
Following Ford’s confirmation yesterday that the Ford Bronco will be built in 2020, executive chairman Bill Ford told a group of media including Bronco6G, that the 2020/2021 Ford Bronco will offer a true body on frame construction (Note: F-150 Frame Pictured Above).
After years of rumor and strong hints of the Ford Bronco in the UAW Agreement and statements from UAW Chairman, Ford has just now officially confirmed that it is bringing back the Ford Bronco in 2020!!
This new report claims that Ford Australia (Asia-Pacic Development Center) is leading the development of the all new Ford Bronco, alongside the next-generation Ranger with which it will share a platform and mechanical underpinnings.
This isn’t very surprising considering Ford Australia is the global development center for Ford’s global T6 light truck platform, which will debut under the all new Ranger and Bronco.
According to the report there are already early engineering prototypes of the next gen Ranger, as well as early mules for the new Bronco. Both models will be based on a reworked version of the current Ranger/Everest T6 platform.
Bill Johnson, chairman of UAW Local 900 just provided the first direct confirmation that Ford Motor Company will in fact be reviving the Ford Bronco and it will be produced at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.
To date, all information about a next-generation Ford Bronco revival have been a collection of balled up rumors, conjecture, unnamed sources and even outright hoaxes. Until now.
Here’s an exciting idea proposed by automotive journalist Chad Kirchner for a Bronco GT Supertruck.
Realistically, the likelihood of a Bronco GT super truck isn’t high, but we think there’s lots of merit to the idea of making a high performance model for the 2020 Ford Bronco.
As Chad points out, people want big cars, as evidenced by current truck and SUV sales figures. Enthusiasts’ desire to have a fast and powerful car isn’t limited to sports cars. Us folks like to go fast in whatever we may be traveling in. So, we think a Bronco GT would absolutely sell… including non-GT models. It’s a fact that halo models help sell the models positioned lower in the lineup. And just the F-150 Raptor has undoubtedly helped general F-150 sales, a Bronco GT/Raptor/Whatchamacallit halo truck would absolutely help promote Bronco sales and image.
Let us know your opinion on a Bronco GT and catch the discussions INSIDE.
Cars Wars is an in-depth study of the US automotive product pipeline, published by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. This study just released covers the upcoming 2017-2020 period.
Of note to us is the appearance of the Ford Ranger and the Ford Bronco, both listed under Ford’s upcoming pipeline for the 2019 and 2020 calendar years, respectively! We don’t know if the banks that undertook the study had insider information, but the Bronco being referenced in such a professional and in-depth study from leading investment banks adds even more smoke to the Bronco fire.
Here is a new article featuring 5 predictions for the New Ford Bronco. These are of course based on the author’s own speculation as Ford has yet to even officially confirm the new Ford Bronco, but most of the list are reasonable predictions:
- It won’t have a V8
- It won’t be a Tahoe fighter
- It will be built in America
- It will be (mostly) four-wheel drive
- It will almost certainly have a Raptor version
Do you agree or disagree with these? Read more details and share your comments inside.
The Ford Bronco has always been a 2-door model, but with the 2020 Bronco’s sights set directly on competing with the Jeep Wranger (of which 4 door models constitute more than 70% of sales), should Ford stay true to the 2-door body style, go 4-door only, or try to cover the widest sales demographic and create both versions?
Share your opinion in our poll inside.
Have a look at our 2020 Ford Bronco renderings which provides a conceptual look at the 6th generation Bronco.
We fused styling elements from previous Bronco generations, the 2004 Bronco concept, and modern Ford trucks and SUVs. You can see the classic round headlights and square inset front grille evolved from the 1st gen Bronco, which was also showcased in the retro-futuristic 2004 Bronco concept.
Our concept features a modern body on frame next generation Bronco that retains a tall, boxy, tough, no-frills design with a strong focus on utility and off-road capabilities. We fitted separate versions with different grilles, wheel fender shapes, varying ride heights, and cargo rack for some different looks.