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Friday, February 26, 2016

Feb 26: A new Ford Bronco?


A new Ford Bronco? Hey, what's up? Do we really need a new 4x4 in our market place? Apparently we do, if one believes the rumours and tries to read between the lines. Way back in 1966, Ford introduced their little sport utility, long before that description became common place. Why? Not sure and I don't remember that anyone felt a Jeep competitor was needed back then. Anyway, along came this little guy with a horse type name. Why not, it worked for the Mustang. Just a practical little workhorse, family (small family) vehicle.


Throw on a set of white walls and you were ready for the nightclub circuit or maybe the golf club. Or, if you were the rugged outdoorsy type, then a few mods (quite a few) and you'd be high flying over the off road courses out west.......


A little niche vehicle, until Ford decided to make it bigger. Quite a common story. So the next Bronco was based on the F-150 and yes, a few folks took this one off road and high flying as well.......


This Bronco lumbered along with average sales and not much acclaim until its big event. Do you remember this episode in the early '90's..........


One doesn't have to have been a football fan to know who was in that white suv leading the pack. So, a spike in notoriety (and the sales of white ones) and then to the vehicle boneyard in 1996, never to be heard from again (one thought). But several years later, Ford brought this one back to the show circuit........


Cute, with more than a passing resemblance to the first and long gone, but obviously, not forgotten first generation Bronco. Teased as a concept, then put aside until a recent announcement from Ford that, there would be four new suvs brought to market by 2020. Once again the rumour mill was turned on and cranked up.

Four? That has to mean that one would be the new Bronco. Or, at least that is what is hoped for. After all, Jeep is red hot, so why not come up with some (hoped for) competition? The armchair stylists and prognosticators came up with a variety of styles, all with a strong resemblance to the big brother F-150, but with some thought of the original. Most look similar to this mock up.........


Looks to me like a cross between the smaller Bronco and the later generation larger one, but it still looks good. Will this happen? As usual time will tell, but maybe the time is right and of course, maybe the timing is also right for a special edition, taking some ideas from this famous Explorer of 2014 (courtesy of Autoblopnik.com)..........


Or maybe not.

Until next time.........


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