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News Ford’s Baby Bronco Rendered, Ready To Take On Jeep

14:27  05 may  2018
14:27  05 may  2018 Source:   motor1.com

Ford Getting Out of the Sedan Business

  Ford Getting Out of the Sedan Business Ford has just announced that it is converting fully to crossovers in North America, dropping traditional sedans after the current generation . The shocking news came as part of the company's first quarter financial results announcement earlier today, along with the news of a new model coming. Sales of sedans are dropping off a cliff in the last few years, as more small crossover options become available. Cheap gas, improving fuel economy, and changing tastes have moved buyers from cars to crossovers and trucks. Sales of the Focus, Fiesta, Fusion, and Taurus have all suffered as a result.

Ford Baby Bronco Render© Motor1.com Ford Baby Bronco Render

Ford imagines this compact SUV as being perfect for folks that enjoy the outdoors.

During an event in March, Ford detailed some of its product plans for around the next 24 months, and the automaker dropped some major surprises there. For example, there's a Mustang-inspired crossover on the way, and the Blue Oval is preparing a rugged compact SUV, too. The automaker doesn't yet have a name for the model, so the Motor1.com teams simply refers to it as the "Baby Bronco" since the model seems to be a tinier interpretation of the upcoming Bronco revival.

Ford provided practically no concrete details about the Baby Bronco at the event. The firm's brief description of the model was that it was “designed to win a growing number of people who love getting away and spending time outdoors with their families and friends.” The automaker also released a shadowy teaser image (see comparison above with the new rendering).

Ford Teases 2020 Explorer At Beijing Motor Show

  Ford Teases 2020 Explorer At Beijing Motor Show The new SUV should be here sometime in 2019. The Bronco isn’t the only SUV you should be excited about from the Blue Oval. Ford today teased its upcoming new Explorer at the Beijing Motor Show in China, hiding the new SUV under a large blue sheet ahead of its debut next year. Though we don’t learn much from this lone teaser image, there are some key design elements to point out. 1/16 SLIDES © Motor1.com Ford Explorer ST Spy Photos 2/16 SLIDES © Motor1.com Ford Explorer ST Spy Photos 3/16 SLIDES © Motor1.com Ford Explorer ST Spy Photos 4/16 SLIDES © Motor1.

The SUV appears to have a boxy shape and short overhangs that evokes classic off-roaders like the Jeep CJ, Land Rover Defender, and Toyota FJ40. There's a narrow grille up front and retro-tinged circular headlights with an LED ring around them. There are also prominent fenders that lend a muscular aesthetic to the vehicle. A big roof rack should allow carrying plenty of gear, too.

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Powertrain details are a complete mystery. Given the model's off-roading focus, all-wheel drive seems like a certainty. The vehicle's compact size would make one of Ford's four-cylinder turbocharged engines plenty powerful for motivating the SUV. If the Blue Oval really wants to make this rig capable in the mud and dunes, then it would offer useful tech like locking differentials and a low-range transfer case, too.

Three Thoughts On Ford's Decision To Kill Its Small Cars And Sedans

  Three Thoughts On Ford's Decision To Kill Its Small Cars And Sedans 1. Ford’s decision to phase out nearly all its cars and sedans in North America, save for the Mustang (thank God) and the Focus Active (someone has to fight the Subaru Crosstrek), is a fascinating one because of all of the factors that went into it. One that cannot be ignored is the pressure Wall Street has Ford under these days. Ford Will Phase Out All Its Small Cars And Sedans In North America Except The Mustang And Focus ActiveRecall, if you will, the surprise ouster of Ford CEO Mark Fields last year.

The debut date for the Baby Bronco is also a mystery, and Ford has lot of new and updated SUVs on the way in the coming years. For example, new generations of the Escape and Explorer arrive in 2019. Plus, the Mustang crossover and Bronco are on the way, too.

Ford Warns “Fairly Large” Changes To Be Made Soon .
The company wants to make Europe and South America highly-profitable markets. Ford is planning the biggest reconstruction of its model lineup in the new century – nearly all cars will be replaced by SUVs and crossovers in the United States, except for the Mustang and the new Focus Active. The Blue oval automaker says it is rethinking the idea of the car entirely and in fact has more big revisions coming.

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