Next-gen Ford Bronco confirmed, will be made in Michigan

04/10/2016 - 13:54 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Expected to be introduced by 2020.

The Ford Bronco's revival isn't just a rumour anymore, the iconic utilitarian SUV that was discontinued in 1996 is indeed earmarked for a comeback. Speaking to a reporter from Detroit Free Press recently, Bill Johnson, plant chairman for UAW Local 900, spilled the confirmation for the sixth-gen Ford Bronco.

2020 Ford Bronco front three quarters rendering third image
The Ford Bronco was introduced in 1965 and built till 1996. The rendering is from Bronco6G forum.

Hitting back at Donald Trump's criticism on Ford's plan to move the production of small cars outside the USA (to Mexico), Mr. Johnson affirmed that American jobs are secure with the "Ranger and the Bronco coming to Michigan Assembly".

The sixth-gen Ford Bronco is one of the four new SUVs that are planned to be introduced in the next four years. Announcing the plan to add four new nameplates to its global SUV lineup in February, the Blue Oval confirmed that all four models will be in "SUV segments in which the company does not currently compete".

2020 Ford Bronco front three quarters rendering
The sixth-gen Ford Bronco is believed to be designed to battle with the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender.

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Speculative renderings from forums show how the 21st century Ford Bronco may be like. These renderings have been created using the first generation Ford Bronco, and the Ford Bronco concept that was introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Like the classic Ford Bronco, the new generation Ford Bronco should also be offered in multiple body styles, making it a perfect rival for the next generations of the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender.

[News Source: Detroit Free Press]

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