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News Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

19:45  14 march  2018
19:45  14 march  2018 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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Everything We Think We Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco . Ford is bringing back the beloved 4x4 SUV. We wouldn't be surprised if Ford's new Bronco shares engine and transmission offerings with the Ranger since they'll share a platform.

Everything We Think We Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco Subscribe HERE For More News:https Naturally, Ford hasn't released many further details on the 2020 Bronco , other than one teaser image, but we know it's based on the 2019 Ranger , which debuted earlier this year.

Get the latest news, price, and photos on the new 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Ford Bronco. Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name.: Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger© Bronco6G.com Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

The Ford Bronco is coming back. Ford confirmed the return of the legendary off-road SUV at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017, and we expect the 2020 Bronco will make its debut there next January. Naturally, Ford hasn't released many further details on the 2020 Bronco, but we know it's based on the 2019 Ranger, which debuted earlier this year.

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Pictured above: a rendering of a 2020 Bronco from fan forum Bronco6G.com.

Here, we've compiled all we've heard about the new Bronco, including the details we can glean from the Ranger.

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Everything We Think We Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco . Ford is bringing back the beloved 4x4 SUV. Here, we 've compiled all we 've heard about the new Bronco , including the details we can glean from the Ranger .

Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.

a truck driving down a dirt road: Ford Bronco© Boyd Jaynes Ford Bronco

The last-generation Bronco was based on the F-150, but Ford product head Joe Hinrichs told us the 2020 will be based on the new Ranger. Someone claiming to be a Ford designer on Reddit said that the Bronco will be similar to the Everest, a Ranger-based SUV sold in other markets.

Former Ford Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair, however, contradicted that assertion - he said the new Bronco will be a unique vehicle, not a reworked Everest. Size-wise, he said we expect something smaller than the original Bronco but bigger than the 1980s Bronco II. And if you're worried the new Bronco will be a glorified Explorer, don't be. He followed it up by saying "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."

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With the new Ranger , we have a pretty good idea what to expect, but there been a lot less certainty surrounding the Bronco . We wouldn't be surprised if Ford's new Bronco shares engine and transmission offerings with the Ranger since they'll share a platform.

Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.

a car parked in front of a mountain: The 2019 Ford Ranger.© Ford The 2019 Ford Ranger.

We wouldn't be surprised if Ford's new Bronco shares engine and transmission offerings with the Ranger since they'll share a platform. For the US market, the new Ranger gets a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder derived from the Focus RS. Ford hasn't released detailed specs for the Ranger's engine, but it has confirmed that it'll be equipped with a 10-speed automatic.

The alleged Ford designer on Reddit did say that the Bronco will get an off-road version to take on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That fits with Nair's assertion that the Wrangler will be the Bronco's chief competitor. As for a Raptor, that's anyone's guess. Ford is making a Ranger Raptor, but it'll only be sold in Asia-Pacific markets. Ford Performance boss Jamal Hameedi didn't rule out the possibility of a Raptor-ized Everest at the Ranger Raptor's launch, so perhaps there's some hope for the Bronco.

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Here's everything you need to know before it debuts in 2019. Both the Ranger and the Bronco will be produced at Ford’s plant in Wayne, Michigan, but Australia is where most of the engineering and development will reportedly take place, specifically at Ford’s Asia-Pacific Engineering Center in Victoria.

Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger . A Ford executive confirms the 2020 Bronco will share bones with the Ranger , and we engage in some well-sourced speculation.

Unfortunately, we've also heard that Ford isn't planning on building a two-door Bronco. Much as we'd like to see this throwback to the original, it's likely far too niche for Ford. We do know, though, that it will get a removable roof. So that's encouraging.

a car parked in front of a truck: Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger© Ford Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

We've also heard that the Bronco could get solid axles front and rear. Dana, the same company that makes the upgraded axles for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, said recently that it will supply driveline components for the Bronco and Ranger.

Interestingly, as Jalopnik first discovered, it seems like Ford's 2004 Bronco concept will make an appearance in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's upcoming film, Rampage, which is due out next spring. While we don't expect the production Bronco to look like this, it's inclusion in the movie likely has something to do with Ford's partnership with The Rock. In other words, the fact that The Rock is Instagramming this isn't a coincidence.

Recently, an anonymous Ford source told Gear Patrolthat the Bronco would look like a four-door version of the Brazilian Troller SUV (pictured below).

a car parked in front of a truck: Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger© Ford Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

The Bronco's base price should be around $30,000, which is about the same as a 2018 Wrangler Unlimited. It's not yet confirmed, but we'd be shocked if the 2020 Bronco didn't debut at next year's Detroit Auto Show. Watch this space in January 2019.

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