When Ford revealed that both the Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger will return this year at Detroit Auto Show, it was amusing news. But the rumors are little disappointing saying that the new Bronco would be a facelifted Ford Everest—a foreign-market SUV based on the Ranger—were. As Ford says, though, it’s not necessary that this will happen.
“This Bronco is completely unique from that Everest”
Autoline says that Ford’s Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair said that it will be its own vehicle, while the new Bronco will share a platform with the Ranger. “It will be an incremental vehicle from the Everest.” said Nair. “This Bronco is completely unique from that Everest.”
He said the new Bronco will be somewhere in the middle between the first and second generation, when we talk about the size. Nair added on everything that he said “I think the Bronco’s got a pretty good name on its own, and people have an idea of what a Bronco should be. Certainly, we have an idea of what a Bronco should be, and we’re going to be looking forward to bringing that to our customers.”
If we considering that both cars will be sharing a platform, the new Bronco won’t just be totally unique. But for Bronco lovers who want something more than a body-on-frame Explorer, Nair’s word’s encourage us.