Ford had confirmed the return of the iconic Bronco SUV back in January 2017. A year after the announcement, the American carmaker has released a teaser picture of the SUV which will be rolled out in 2020. Captioned “Yet-to-be-named off-road small utility”, the teaser image reveals the silhouette and unique upright stance of the SUV. The Ford Bronco SUV will be the part of the company’s strategy of expanding and reviving its US lineup by 2020. Read – New Ford Premium Hatchback Under Development
The 2020 Ford Bronco shares its body-on-frame platform with the new Endeavour (aka Everest) and the new Ranger pickup. Production of the SUV will take place at the carmaker’s Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne. The Bronco will be a global product that said to be “no-compromise midsize 4X4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city”.
Just so you know, the Ford Bronco was first introduced in 1966 against the Jeep CJ-5/Willys CJ-5. In 1978, the SUV was redesigned with Ford F-Series truck’s platform. Known for its rugged styling, the Bronco was discontinued in 1996. Read – Ford Kuga SUV Might Come To India
Engine details of the 2020 Ford Bronco are yet to be revealed. Though, the carmaker has hinted that it might make use of the hybrid technology (petrol engine + electric motor). Speculations are also on rife that it might share its powertrain with the 2019 Ford Ranger – i.e. a 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol unit. The 2020 Bronco might come with all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
Along with the 2020 Ford Bronco, the American carmaker also teased a new compact SUV that will be positioned below the former in the company’s US lineup. The name and details of the vehicle are still under the wraps. Though, the teaser picture hints at its rugged styling. Ford described the new compact SUV as “designed to win a growing number of people who love getting away and spending time outdoors with their families and friends.” It could be a potential threat to the Jeep Compass in India. Check Out – Upcoming Ford Cars in India
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