Tailgate Canopy Patent Intended For 2020 Ford Bronco?

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…