The 2020 Ford Bronco was announced at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Bronco will shortly follow the return of the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
According to a report by Auto Blog, the new Bronco is coming in 2020. It will be one of four or five new utility vehicles that Ford wants to add to its lineup. It will come right after the 2019 Ranger, which will return to the US market for 2019.
The new 2020 Bronco will likely be based on the 2019 Ranger. It will essentially be a four-door and closed Ranger. Both vehicles will be built at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.
The last Ford Bronco was a 1996 model. It was based on the F-150 pickup. A Ranger-based Bronco was also made from 1983 to 1990.
In another report, Ford Executive Vice President Joe Hinrichs spoke to Road and Track and revealed new details on the new Bronco. The first and most important piece of information was that it will no longer be the full-size 4x4 that the world remembers. Instead, it will be built on the 2019 Ranger's smaller mid-size frame.
The report from Road and Track also mentioned that a Reddit poster who claimed to be a designer at Ford's Product Development Center in Dearborn offered some more details. According to the poster, the only Rangers that will come to the United States will be four-door Super Cab and Double Cab versions. Other than that, it will be structurally identical to the current European-Ranger. However, it will have an updated front and rear exterior styling, different interior, and new drivetrain options. This information also coincides with what Hinrichs said at the auto show.
The all-new 2020 Ford Bronco will be a welcome addition to Ford's already great lineup. Was it a good idea to use the Ranger or should they have stuck with the F-150 frame? Share your thoughts and comments below!