Ford is expected to rollout the 2020 Bronco very soon and we can expect another midsize SUV in the future. This mysterious new mid-size SUV that’s accompanying the Bronco has been dubbed “Baby Bronco.” Ford first promised the Baby Bronco in March of 2018 when they released a teaser photo of the vehicle.
Ford has decided to release new midsize trucks and midsize SUVs with off-road capability to better compete with Jeep. Jeep has been dominating the off-road world in recent years. The Baby Bronco is rumored to be Ford’s response to the Jeep Renegade.
At a press conference Ford’s Global Markets Chief Jim Farley said, “Ford helped start the off-road phenomenon and has majored in off-road capability for decades. Now, we’re ready to reclaim our rightful place as the off-road vehicle leader.”
Ford is serious about taking on Jeep, and the new family of Broncos might just have what it takes. Ford also declared plans for a new performance-oriented Explorer ST and hopes to bring hybrid drivetrains to the F-150, Mustang, Bronco, Explorer and Escape.
The 2020 Bronco was first introduced to the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. When the notorious car will make its return is unknown other than it will be by the end of 2020. Little is known about the Baby Bronco but information about the 2020 Bronco has been leaking out gradually since the legendary car’s return was announced.
Ford already has a mid-size pick up called the Ranger, but the new Bronco line might have a version with a truck bed. Automobile magazine wrote that the truck version of the Bronco will arrive in 2024 to compete with the Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator is a pick-up based on the Wrangler, which is the car the Bronco is setting out to compete with. Multiple strange looking Ford SUV and pick-up test mules have been seen near Ford’s manufacturing plant in Wayne, Michigan.
It’s rumored the Bronco will come in both a two -door and four-door model to better rival the Jeep Wrangler. According to automotive news, the Bronco will offer a removable hardtop roof and doors that can be stored in the trunk. Unlike the Wrangler, the side view mirrors will be mounted to the A pillars. This will allow the driver to have mirrors while they’re enjoying off-roading in their new Bronco without the doors and roof.
The Bronco could possibly have a roll-out mesh roof to block sunlight and allow airflow while the hardtop is off. We know that thanks to Bronco6G.com who published the patents Ford recently submitted. The patents also suggest the mesh top could be used to make a sort of tent in the back of the Bronco as well. Similar to the Pontiac Aztek’s famous tent, but much simpler. The Aztek’s big selling point was its ability to create a tent in the trunk and backseat, but the car has gone down in history as one of the ugliest and most unreliable cars in American history. It was brought back into the spotlight in recent years because of the hit TV show “Breaking Bad” but was used to illustrate someone down on their luck. Hopefully the Bronco doesn’t follow in the footsteps of the Aztek and it takes the world by storm like it did in ’94.
Get excited because this killer car makes its return with its baby brother very soon! The Bronco family is set to stage a battle with Jeep for the title of best mid-size off-road SUV and truck in 2020.