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Could there be a new Ford Bronco in our future?

Posted in 4x4, Concept Cars, Featured, Ford, Jeep, Promoted by MrAngry | December 18th, 2010 | 6 Responses |
2004 Ford Bronco Concept

2004 Ford Bronco Concept

The Ford Bronco, a truck that to me holds iconic status. Back when I was a kid I remember seeing these suckers all over the place and while I’ve never owned one, these bad boy Ford’s have never left my radar. Growing up as a kid in the 1970’s and early 1980s I’m somewhat partial to the Gen III Bronco’s, meaning those that were built between 1980-1986. You see for me, these trucks still look, act and feel like a real truck should and were, in my opinion, the last ones built before Ford took the Bronco in a softer direction. The last of the Broncos rolled off the assembly line in 1996, a time at which smaller more compact trucks like the Jeep Cherokee and new Ford Explorer were beginning to hit the market.

Ford Bronco

Now, according to a quick blurb from Car and Driver’s Steve Siler, we see that there may in fact be some hope for Bronco lovers the world over. According to a recent conversation that Siler had with Jim Holland, the chief engineer behind the new Ford Explorer, Ford might possibly build a short wheelbase off-road machine to compete with the likes of Jeep’s Wrangler and Toyota’s FJ Cruiser. Keep in mind that this is no way set in stone, but I can tell you now that if Ford decides to bring back the iconic Bronco name, that it better have the stones to live up to it’s earlier namesakes.

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6 Responses

  1. BigRuss says:

    if ford does bring back the Bronco they are gonna have to go with the traditional BOF design… i dont think a unibody bronco would do us any good… put i have a feeling it too will go the way of the douchebag…

  2. Lee says:

    I heard that Ford was going to go through ICON with the new broncos just like Toyota and Jeep.

  3. BigRuss says:

    ICON makes a replica… its not a licensed Toyota or Jeep product man… if it was do you think a basic model would cost you 100k?

  4. Lee says:

    I know it isn’t the direct product, I’m just saying I think ICON might make a retro version.

  5. Nephilim says:

    Jeep Cherokees have used unibody construction since the introduction of the XJ in ’84. If a unibody 4×4 wasn’t viable I doubt there’d be so many hardcore off roaders out there building up Cherokees.

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