Everyone is rabid for a new, long awaited, sixth-generation Ford Bronco and what started as rumors has now been confirmed that Ford is planning to build one by 2020. The iconic automaker has been trolling fans for years with teasers and hints about it.
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Whether it’s the original models from the ’60s or the OJ Simpson models of the ’90s, almost everyone is a fan of the classic SUV.
Since Ford’s been playing games, the remarkable fans over at BRonco6g.com, named after the 6th generation Bronco, took matters into their own hands and rendered multiple versions of a 2020 concept Bronco that absolutely nails what everyone wants to see in a two-door badass 4×4.
Bronco6G.com administrator Tom told R&T in an email.
“For our Bronco concept, we fused styling elements from previous Bronco generations, the 2004 Bronco concept, and modern Ford trucks and SUVs. You can see the classic round headlights and square inset front grille evolved from the 1st gen Bronco, which was also showcased in the retro-futuristic 2004 Bronco concept.
“Our concept features a modern body-on-frame next-generation Bronco that retains a tall, boxy, tough, no-frills design with a strong focus on utility and off-road capabilities. We fitted separate versions with different grilles, wheel fender shapes, varying ride heights, and cargo rack for some different looks,” Broco6g.com admin Tom told R&T.
The site’s sources say Ford is benchmarking the Jeep Wrangler as the closest competitor for a next-gen Bronco.
I don’t care what it’s competitor is, I just know I want it. As long as Ford doesn’t screw it up.
UPDATE 10/06/2016: Ford has confirmed they are bringing the iconic Bronco back into production!
Following attacks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, claiming that Ford was shipping all of its manufacturing jobs to Mexico, the company responded and disclosed the return of the Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. According to the Detroit Free Press:
Trump also has taken shots at the plans of others, including Carrier Corp., to move jobs outside the country. But nothing appears to approach his relentless focus on Ford, causing some to questions his motives.
“I think Trump needs to get his facts straight,” said Bill Johnson, plant chairman for UAW Local 900, which represents workers at the Wayne plant. “He is absolutely beating up on Ford for doing what everybody else has already done.”
Johnson was at the plant in March 2011 when Gov. Rick Snyder and Mulally celebrated an overhaul that transformed it from a truck plant that built SUVs to a plant that could make a profit producing small cars.
“We hate to see the products go to Mexico, but with the Ranger and the Bronco coming to Michigan Assembly that absolutely secures the future for our people a lot more than the Focus does,” Johnson said.