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News Look! Ford Teased The Bronco, Mustang GT500, And New Off-Roader

16:02  20 march  2018
16:02  20 march  2018 Source:   motor1.com

FoMoCo at the Classic Auto Show 2018

  FoMoCo at the Classic Auto Show 2018 The Classic Auto Show is a wonderfully diverse car show. Euro, JDM, domestic and everything between is there. Within each genre, the diversity is equally impressive. The selection of Ford Motor Company vehicles was broad, from pre-war to modern, and very well displayed. Though there were plenty of Mustangs, there were plenty of lesser seen FoMoCo products.

But additionally, the Ford brass also gave us updates on a new suite of standard safety features, a few very exciting performance products in the pipeline The sexiest piece of news on the electrification front was, sadly, mostly off the record. But Ford ’s President of Global Markets, Jim Farley, did leave a

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Ford made waves at its Dearborn, Michigan, HQ today, bringing in an auditorium full of motoring journalists to see what’s on offer for the next 24 months (and even slightly beyond). Newly minted CEO Jim Hackett kicked off these “Ford Uncovered” festivities, and underscored a sense of optimism about things to come soon, as well as about the long-term strategy as the company begins to compete in what promises to be a very different automotive landscape.

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Ford is releasing new versions of the Mustang GT 500 and a high-performance Explorer. All the new models are on the way, including vehicles that This is the best view of the upcoming Ford Bronco the company is willing to release. It previously announced it is working on a new version of the iconic

Get your first look at the new Bronco , Mustang Shelby GT 500 , Explorer ST, and a yet-to-be-named off - roader .

While Hackett’s statements on still-over-the-horizon car tech – ranging from cloud connectivity in car, to advanced artificial intelligence, to neural networks – were fascinating, it was after he introduced his deputies that things started to get interesting.

In short, the entire Ford lineup is set to undergo radical change between now and 2020, when the company will have replaced three quarters of its existing lineup. After today, we know that the upcoming slate of vehicles will be heavily focused in two areas: utility vehicles, and hybrids and fully electric cars and trucks. But additionally, the Ford brass also gave us updates on a new suite of standard safety features, a few very exciting performance products in the pipeline, and a note or two about the Lincoln brand.

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Ford Mustang GT 500 . Manufacturer image. More SUVS Are Coming — Look Out, Jeep. New Ford Explorer ST. Ford confirmed that the Bronco is coming, but also announced that it will be selling a dedicated off -road capable SUV that slots below the Bronco .

Ford Teased The Bronco , Mustang GT 500 , And New Off - Roader . What’s Under The Hood? Our best guess is that Ford will probably drop an EcoBoost engine into the bay of the new Bronco .

We were also privy to several literal uncoverings, too. Sadly, as this event was more about whetting the appetite than satiating it, those were mostly off the record. Read on for info, tidbits, and teasers, but believe us when we say there’s a lot of interesting metal coming from the Blue Oval over the next two years.

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Of course your Motor1.com editors, and most of the other journos in attendance, were mostly there to have a look at the upcoming Bronco. Sadly, even off the record, this was a tease of a tease, as Ford pulled a sheet off a car that was… wrapped in yet another sheet (above). We know now what we knew before: the blocky off-roader will be rad, and we’re dying for it to be real.

Ford estimates that SUV sales could represent 50 percent of annual auto sales in the United States by 2020, so the company is shifting $7 billion away from car development and putting it into utilities. Among the new models, the next generation of the Escape and Explorer will debut in 2019.

Ford is turning itself into a truck-and-SUV company

  Ford is turning itself into a truck-and-SUV company The automaker's just teased an image of its new Bronco, and promises a Bronco-lite model and an electric Mustang-Escape hybridIn simple terms, Ford is in the process of transitioning from an automobile company to one that will key in on trucks and SUVs.

A small off - roader will join the upcoming Ford Bronco SUV. While Ford has already been in the hybrid and electric vehicle game, it will make an even bigger push into the segments with new more efficient systems.

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Plus, the company will put a big emphasis on making SUVs more exciting. In addition to the new Bronco, the company will also launch a yet-to-be-named compact model with a focus on off-roading. The teaser image (below) hints at a rugged, chunky design for the mysterious model. Ford describes it as “designed to win a growing number of people who love getting away and spending time outdoors with their families and friends.”

For more on-road-oriented performance, an Explorer ST will arrive before 2020 as a larger complement to the recently unveiled Edge ST.

Oh, and Ford is also beefing up, and freshening, its profitable and pervasive line of commercial vehicles. After updating the smaller Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show this year, and giving it a diesel engine option, look for the full-size Transit to get refreshed in the near future.

Mach 1 (Maybe) And Hybrids Everywhere

The sexiest piece of news on the electrification front was, sadly, mostly off the record. But Ford’s President of Global Markets, Jim Farley, did leave a pretty tasty trail of breadcrumbs. We’ve been tracking a project in development named (maybe) “Mach 1,” which seems to match one Farley statement. With a chuckle in his voice, the prez asked us to “close our eyes and imagine … a four-door Mustang SUV.” Oh, and followed that it would have an electric powertrain. No proper names or faces to report yet, but color us intrigued.

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Ford also promised an "all-in push" on hybrid models, and the initiative means an electric boost for many of the brands best-selling models. The Escape, Explorer, F-150, and Mustang will be available with hybrid drivetrains in the near future. While the electrified portion of the drivetrain will use some common parts, the Blue Oval intends to tune the performance for each model. For example, the F-150 Hybrid will put an emphasis on bountiful low-end torque, but the Mustang Hybrid will allegedly deliver “V8-like performance,” according to the company. Even the future Bronco will be part of this hybrid initiative.

One interesting nugget, repeated a few times, is that the F-150 Hybrid will be made available with a built-in generator. Company designers and product planners are trying to listen to customers more, and more quickly, and strapping expensive generators to the beds of their trucks is common F-150 owner practice.

Don’t Forget Shelby

Jim Hackett told us, “People love our products and we know that.” We’re pretty sure he was talking about things like the GT500 you can see in the teaser above. Sadly, showing you the image of this gaping, menacing, all-business Shelby grille is about all we can do at the moment. But we sincerely hope that we’ll be behind the wheel, while that mean mug is gulping down clean, racetrack-scented air, in the near future.

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Ford teased the upcoming Bronco with this image of a boxy, upright 4x4, along with plenty of news about other future products. " Ford helped start the off -road phenomenon and has majored in off -road capability for decades–from the Bronco to the Raptor," Farley said in a press release.

Standard Advanced Safety: Co-Pilot360

Ford will also follow the industry trend of making standard equipment out of previously optional driver assistance tech as a way to appeal to safety-conscious buyers. The company’s new Co-Pilot360 suite will include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and a rearview camera. The system will be standard first in the 2019 Edge this fall but will eventually arrive on other models, including the F-150. It’ll come standard on 91 percent of the Blue Oval’s products by 2020.

More advanced safety tech will also be optionally available, like an adaptive cruise control system with stop-and-go traffic support and automatic lane centering. In addition, Ford will offer evasive steering assist for potentially avoiding an accident, and it’ll introduce post-collision braking, too.

Even commercial buyers will reap some of these safety advantages because Ford will make automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and driver alert system available on the E-Series, F-650, F-750 and F59 chassis models in the near future.

Before We Go, A Word From Lincoln

This was, first and foremost, a day for Ford proper, but we did get an inkling about what’s coming for the Lincoln brand as well.

At this point it won’t surprise you to read that “what’s coming” are more SUVs. Look for a new Lincoln SUV to be shown at the fast-approaching New York Auto Show. What’s more, no fewer than four additional utility models are said to be “around the corner.” Considering the rumors that the brash new Continental sedan may already be cancelled, we’re not totally shocked.

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