SPY SHOTS of a 2020 Ford Bronco surfaced overnight, or did they?
This cobbled together Ford that’s got you scratching your head is – most likely – a prototype of the new 2020 Ford Bronco undergoing testing, but the Frankenstein Ford is wearing a mismatch of body parts plucked from the Blue Oval garages.
Snapped on the streets of Detroit, USA, it seems a Ranger extra cab body with a shortened cargo tub has been plonked on an Everest chassis – note it has a shorter wheelbase than the Ranger – and it’s wearing the Ranger Raptor’s BFG rubber.
What the images do reveal are impressive approach and departure angles, giving the test mule plenty of off-road credence.
The return of the Bronco was announced back at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but no details, specs or photos accompanied the announcement.
Ford has since said the Bronco – to share a platform with the Australian-developed MY19 Ranger – wouldn’t be a rebadged Everest but an entirely unique vehicle.
Speculation is also rife the 2020 Bronco will also share the Ranger’s 2.3-litre/10-speed auto drivetrain, while whispers of a seven-speed manual have also surfaced. A hybrid version of the Bronco is also said to be in the works.
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The Ford Bronco was last seen at Ford dealerships in 1996, so it’s been quite a long wait for enthusiasts for the return of the iconic nameplate.
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