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Ford Confirms Bronco, Ranger Return

Ford Confirms Bronco, Ranger Return

This morning at the company’s press conference at the Detroit Auto Show Ford confirmed the ironic Ford Bronco and Ranger nameplates will return.

Scarce on details, Ford says the Ranger will launch in 2019 and begin production at the company’s Michigan Assembly plant late next year. Ford confirms it will have a new face and new engines versus the global model.

Ford also announced the long-anticipated return of the Bronco SUV. The Bronco will return in 2020 and Ford claims you can drive it on your commute and boulders.

Today’s confirmation confirms long-standing rumors that both iconic nameplates would return.





 

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  1. arutherford
    I doubt Ford will get this wrong.
    NoStopN
    I only heard about the removable roof panels today. So, that takes away the rebadged Ford Everest theory. I wonder if Ford would contemplate a shorter wheelbase 2-door version of the Everest, but share front & rear styling with the global Everest?
    Andrew_L
    NoStopN
    This Ranger/Bronco sounds like it will copy the original compact Ranger/Bronco II platform sharing from the 1980s. But, we shouldn't be surprised. We've already speculated that the global Ford Everest would be the reborn Bronco.


    Well now we are hearing it will be different.

    http://www.bronco6g.com/raj-nair-new-bronco-will-live-up-to-its-heritage-be-different-than-the-ford-everest/

    Also this sounds interesting because without a removable roof it ain't a Bronco:

    http://www.bronco6g.com/air-roof-removable-roof-panels-for-the-2020-2021-ford-bronco/
    NoStopN
    This Ranger/Bronco sounds like it will copy the original compact Ranger/Bronco II platform sharing from the 1980s. But, we shouldn't be surprised. We've already speculated that the global Ford Everest would be the reborn Bronco.
    Andrew_L
    FenwickHockey65
    And according to this, if anybody was expecting a rebirth of the old Bronco, they're going to be disappointed...

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/detroit-auto-show/news/a32233/new-2020-ford-bronco-ranger-midsize-pickup/


    If that is true with what the redditor is claiming then that will be a waste of a historic nameplate.
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