Comeback with cult factor

Detroit (United States), 11 January 2017

Ford has plenty to offer big names: alone in the United States range from the Model T through Thunderbird and Mustang to the F-150. Another well-known model will come back in the year 2020: the Bronco will be reissued. In the future he is to conquer the whole world but in the past he was cult only in America; This was announced in the framework of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (8-22 January 2017) Ford.

From desire to reality

Joe Hinrichs, Ford Chief for North and South America, is not too specific. "The wishes of our customers we have heard loud and clear: you want new, modern vehicles with huge performance, providing great driving pleasure", as Hinrichs. "The medium-sized Bronco is an uncompromising Geländegänger with all-wheel drive for adventurous motorists who work their way of gladly also off road," announces the Ford Manager. The new Bronco at the Wayne plant in the US State of Michigan is being built.

In 30 years of the legend

in 1966 came the always three-door Ford Bronco as a rival for the Jeep CJ in the market. The only 3.85 metres long SUV with 2.34 meters wheelbase used components of the F-series. The Bronco was finally based on the F models starting in 1978 and was not only larger, but also stronger: the gasoline engine started at 5.7-liter displacement. Between 1992 and 1996, the last generation of Bronco from the tape ran, the car was grown to 4.66 metres. To succeed, Ford chose the 60 centimeter long expedition with five doors. In 2004, there was a Bronco study, which did not go to series.

With diesel in the export?

What might the future Ford Bronco look like now? So far only a four-wheel drive is confirmed. A basis is very popular in the United States, the F-150. He is at least 5.32 metres long, since it is but a pickup truck, you would have to pull off the loading area. The Bronco in the US market between the existing SUVs escape would be (known in this country as Kuga, 4.52 meters) and Explorer (5.01 meters) classified, so at around land 4.80 meters. There is currently the lifestyligere edge (4.81 meters). It is questionable whether that be copied between 329 and 462 HP of strong V6 and V8 petrol engine from the F-150. With views of the worldwide marketing and positioning against a new Jeep Wrangler but could be interesting the three litre V6 diesel announced in Detroit for the F-150. For Europe we expect upward from 150 HP four-cylinder engines. (rh)