Raj Nair: New Bronco Will Live Up To Its Heritage; Be “Different” Than The Ford Everest

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.

The Ford Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development reassured us that the next generation Ford Bronco would be different than the Everest and that it “will live up to the heritage” of the original as a “Capable and confident all-rounder,” indicating that a shortened wheelbase in keeping with the original Bronco’s boxy style could be possible.

There are also reports today from inside sources that debunk the Reddit poster’s information. These off-the-record details allege that the new Ford Bronco will be a direct Jeep Wrangler competitor instead of a Toyota 4Runner rival. It also alleges that the next gen Bronco will offer some additional features not found on the Jeep Wrangler.

For a summary of the recent 2020 / 2021 Ford Bronco rumors, join the discussion here.