At the North American Show of 2004, Ford revealed the Bronco concept model which was an instant hit. This concept model had left a lot of car enthusiast in anticipation for a production model to follow-up later. Ever since then, there have been several rumors about an actual Bronco production model. Now, after more than a decade, it seems that a production model will finally be introduced as 2020 Ford Bronco.
History of Ford Bronco:
In the 1970s and 1980s, Bronco was a workhorse model that was very popular in America. Although it was a relatively small truck, it was still loved by a lot of people. Bronco model has kind of rugged history in North American markets. It wasn’t present in the market for almost last 20 years. The reason behind this was that taste of the majority changed and more people preferred family wagons over truck like SUVs. By the time it was replaced by Expedition model, it had gained a reputation of a luxury model that remained under the radar.
Early confirmation of Ford Bronco was a bit confusing at first. This was mainly because Ford stopped production of Ranger model in 2011 and Bronco in 1996, it was hard to figure out what made them take the decision of reviving these models. Ford did release Bronco concept model in 2004, but that model never turned out to be a production model. It has been speculated that continuing sale of Ford F150 might have had a role to play their decision of reviving 2020 Ford Bronco.
If you are a Ford fan, the news of 2020 Ford Bronco being pretty much confirmed as a production model should certainly please you. While some might still consider this news to be just a rumor or a speculation, the contract for Ford Michigan plant has more than confirmed the news. It is said that approximately 700 million dollars is being invested by them for the manufacturing of 2020 Ford Bronco and 2018 Ford Ranger.
Presently Available for US Market:
This confirmation of a 2020 Ford Bronco production model was evident from the tentative labor agreement made with UAW (United Auto Worker). As of now, there is only confirmation of Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco releasing in American market. No news is currently available about the availability of these models in other countries. There is an assurance that 2020 Ford Bronco will be manufactured in Michigan Assembly Plant by 2020 and it will follow the production of Ford Ranger, which would be built there in 2018.
The original Bronco model from 1960 had a timeless boxy appearance and the 1990s model looked great as well. Now, since the new model has been confirmed, there have been a lot of speculation and rumors about how it would look like. Renderings of this model’s exterior has been released over the internet and if these renderings are any indication, there might as well be a 4×4 fantasy model out in the market soon.
While there is no confirmation about the appearance of 2020 Ford Bronco, you can get an idea from the looks of concept model. This upcoming model should be a fusion of 2004 concept model, previous Bronco models and modern trucks and SUVs of Ford. It could feature a modern body on frame construction that would retain a boxy, tough, no frills and tall design. Square front grille and classic round headlights should be evolved from first generation model.
2020 Ford Bronco – Rumors About the Engine:
It is too early to predict anything about the engine of 2020 Ford Bronco, but current Ford vehicles are an indication that this upcoming model will also feature a top quality engine with excellent output. Current Ford vehicles also offer excellent fuel economy, 300 HP Ford Mustang being an excellent example. Therefore, you can also expect upcoming Bronco to offer decent fuel economy.
Bronco Should Come as a Heritage Model:
Now that the release of 2020 Ford Bronco has nearly been confirmed, it would be interesting to see how Ford separates this mid-size offering from its full size F150 models. Bronco would be coming as more of a heritage model rather than a family oriented mainstream offering from Ford. This model could very well build the reputation of Ford as a manufacturer of rugged vehicles. It could very well serve as a direct rival of the likes of Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler.