Skip to comments.Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV
Posted on 01/09/2017 6:57:55 AM PST by mandaladon
DETROIT The Bronco is back!
And so is the Ranger.
Ford announced on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show that it will launch a new Ranger small pickup in 2019, followed by a Bronco SUV based on it in 2020.
The news comes several months after the plans were unofficially revealed through comments made by UAW workers who will be building the trucks at Fords Michigan assembly plant -- home to the original Bronco from 1966-1986.
That's not all: Ford F-150 Diesel coming in 2018
The factory was at the center of controversy recently when President-elect Donald Trump criticized Ford for moving production of its Focus cars built there today to a new facility the automaker planned to build in Mexico. Ford has since decided to scrap the new plant, and will instead expand an existing one in Mexico to accommodate the Focus production.
The Ranger was last offered in the U.S. in 2011, but a new version of it has been sold overseas ever since. The Bronco was put out to pasture in 1996, two years after one took part in the infamous O.J. Simpson low speed police pursuit through Los Angeles.
Ford didnt offer any technical details or images of the vehicles, but suggested that the Bronco will offer serious off road capability.
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looks like it was built with Legos.
That’s a concept Bronco from 2004.
Yeah, Buddy! I gawk whenever I see a 70’s early 80’s Bronco go by, and in Southern Arizona, there are a lot those that like to go out and go off road in the desert in their Broncos.
My dream is that we can chose any car model from history and modify it however we want. I’d have a 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser in fire engine red. I would have bought one through the years, but the shocks and the lack of power steering always stopped me.
They should put a V8 in the Bronco.
Unfortunately, that 2004 concept will *not* be what they will ship - already confirmed.
I have a Thailand built Ranger, are they going to export them to the USA.
Personally I hope so as it uses a Diesel Engine.
It that a reincarnated Hummer?
Will it be the same Cummins diesel that's used in the Nissan?
Lego’s — hence the younger generation will love it!
Everybody loves that brawny looking concept vehicle, but it’s not going to be that. It’s going to be based off of the pickup truck, which will be fairly similar if not almost identical to the Ranger being sold overseas.
Now if Ford would only do something really sensible and put a real V8 back in the Expedition. Their crappy V6 “EcoBoost” just doesn’t feel or drive right. It doesn’t have that silky, quiet power a V8 gives you with no fuss, no muss.
But no, the damned Congress and Obastard decreed we should all get 54 mpg.
Speculation has been that it will be a 3.0 liter V6 diesel developed some years ago by Ford in conjunction with Citroen.
” Id have a 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser in fire engine red.”
I had one. I took all the pollution control crap off the engine and put a Holly carb on it. Ran great and built like a tank.
Ford made a real mistake when it dropped the Ranger back in 2011. I guess Ford wanted everyone to buy F150s. But not everyone wanted, or needed, a large truck. Ford just walked away from that customer base.
For example, I’ve been looking at the smaller Pepsi Co. delivery trucks in my area. They are all older Rangers.
At any rate, I have read elsewhere that the new American Ranger will be larger than the old one. That would kind of defeat the purpose of the Ranger. I hope what I read is wrong.
Does the top remove? If not, Ford is being moronic
Unless I’m mistaken, no one makes small pickups for the U.S. market anymore.
Ford Rangers are absolute garbage. I’ve never felt so unsafe in a vehicle as I have in one of those PoS.
I’ve owned both, but drive a FJ Cruiser now.
Too bad for Ford.
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