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    Everyone Take A Breath, Next Ford Bronco Will Not Be A Reworked Everest

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      Good News: The next Bronco will not be a slightly re-worked Everest

    It was an exciting day when Ford announced that the Ranger and Bronco would be coming back. But then disappointment arrived as an alleged Ford employee said on Reddit that the Bronco would be a slightly re-worked Everest SUV (cue sad trombone). A Ford executive has cleared the air somewhat on the Bronco, and it is good news.

    Ford's Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair told Autoline in an interview that while the Bronco would be based on the Ranger/Everest platform, it would be its own vehicle.

    “No, it’s a separate vehicle. It will be an incremental vehicle from the Everest. The Everest kind of serves a lot of off-road capability; maybe the space of the Explorer serves here in the U.S., but with a body-on-frame construction with a lot more off-road capability for the rest of the world. This Bronco is completely unique from that Everest. It is body-on-frame and so again, focusing on that off-road capability.”

    Nair also revealed that the Bronco would be somewhere in between the small Bronco (1966-1977) and big Bronco (1992-1996).

    “This new Bronco will be based off the Ranger platform and so it’s going to be a similarly sized vehicle to what you see in the Ranger. Now, for our American customers who have never seen that global Ranger, it’s a bit bigger than the Ranger we used to have here in the U.S., so I would say it’s kind of in-between in what you saw with that really big Bronco and then the smaller Bronco,” said Nair.

    So everyone, take a deep breath. It seems that it is going to be ok.

    Source: Autoline

     

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    Just the fact that it is body on frame is good enough for me.  And actually, a drastically updated Everest to current Ford US standards wouldn't be a bad thing. 

    I recently had a Toyota 4Runner as a rental and that vehicle really surprised me for how great it rides on the road, I would consider it the gold standard for this particular niche. 

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    2 minutes ago, Stew said:

    I can't wait to see it.  I am guessing it will be 4 door only?

    I think we're down to a single 2-door crossover these days?  The Range Rover Evoq is it I think. 

    I doubt that number will increase at all. 

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    3 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    I think we're down to a single 2-door crossover these days?  The Range Rover Evoq is it I think. 

    I doubt that number will increase at all. 

    What I am thinking.  Would be cool if they at least found a way to hide the rear doors. 

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    4 minutes ago, Stew said:

    What I am thinking.  Would be cool if they at least found a way to hide the rear doors. 

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    FJ Cruiser style.... Not bad... would drive.

    4 minutes ago, Stew said:

    What I am thinking.  Would be cool if they at least found a way to hide the rear doors. 

    Doh!  I forgot about the Wrangler.... but that is much smaller than what the Bronco will be. 

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    True, the 2 door Wrangler is relatively tiny.  I also wonder if the Bronco will get something to make it Raptor-esque. 

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    5 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    Just the fact that it is body on frame is good enough for me.  And actually, a drastically updated Everest to current Ford US standards wouldn't be a bad thing. 

    I recently had a Toyota 4Runner as a rental and that vehicle really surprised me for how great it rides on the road, I would consider it the gold standard for this particular niche. 

    Truth there....and a good point. Hope they can spice it up a bit too....

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    Ah yes!

    The Ford Bronco.

    Memories were made from these...

    A STOLEN NIGHT sure is right Mr. Martin.

     

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    Maybe a new crop of NFLers could murder their wives and lead the LAPD on a parade driving off in a new generation real macho man BOF Bronco.

    Kicking off another SUV craze...killing (pun intended) off desires for cutesy CUVs that barely have enough grip to climb Costco's parking lot....

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    If Im gonna do a 2 door BOF SUV (excluding a Jeep CJ)...Ill do it straight from the 1970s. FULLSIZED!

     

    K5 Blazer/Jimmy complete with the two-tone body  colour.

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    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    I would love for GM to bring this back in a modern version. I always loved the Yukon GT model.

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    Yes to this!

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    In the fullsized category.

    My dream lifted pick-up truck.

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    My dream muscle truck

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    My dream SUV

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    Bring back disco.

    Bring back KISS.

    Bring back the good ol days.

    Lets make America Great Again!

     

     

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    They had better do something along the lines of the concept or something even better or they will have a lot of disappointed people. The media has been using the concept photos so much that it has planted expectations.

     

    I really hope GMC will follow through with the idea of a Wrangler like vehicle. It would really be a benefit for the GMC line and it would do well. It would need to be a 2 and 4 door along with a open top.

    Just remember how many Chevy Trackers sold and it was crap. make something a little better and interesting it would do so well. This would be the anti cross over, cross over.

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    56 minutes ago, hyperv6 said:

    They had better do something along the lines of the concept or something even better or they will have a lot of disappointed people. The media has been using the concept photos so much that it has planted expectations.

     

    I really hope GMC will follow through with the idea of a Wrangler like vehicle. It would really be a benefit for the GMC line and it would do well. It would need to be a 2 and 4 door along with a open top.

    Just remember how many Chevy Trackers sold and it was crap. make something a little better and interesting it would do so well. This would be the anti cross over, cross over.

    I never understood the allure of the Tracker, but they sold so many of them.  There are hardly any left here in Pittsburgh, they've all returned to their original iron oxide form.  I just wonder why no company has picked up the mantle of vehicles like this except for the Wrangler (which also sells extremely well for what is essentially a brand new 1978 model.)

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    1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    I never understood the allure of the Tracker, but they sold so many of them.  There are hardly any left here in Pittsburgh, they've all returned to their original iron oxide form.  I just wonder why no company has picked up the mantle of vehicles like this except for the Wrangler (which also sells extremely well for what is essentially a brand new 1978 model.)

    While the bodies died the vehicles carry on as tough truck competitors or even just mud and rock crawlers. I have a ton of customers with them. Not pretty but still running hard.

    I due have a buddy who inherited his fathers Samurai. The Suzuki version. It may be the only original rust free example in the mid west. It has never seen snow and little rain. He is not a fan but it was his fathers pride and joy so he hangs on to it. He may end up with a rare vehicle.

    He has turned down some major offers for it.

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    A former employee of mine still has his Suzuki Sidekick. The kid bought it 3-4 years ago. It was his first vehicle. Its a 1993 model if Im not mistaken. Its slightly lifted. Its full of rust. Its seen mud runs and snow capades. Sure it looks dinky compared to lifted Jeep Wranglers and especially lifted full blown off roaded Raptors, but dont kid yourself, those little SUVs were the real deal.

    They do have a cult following.

    I love them myself.

    Im not a modern soccer mom CUV type guy, but real deal off road SUVs, small, medium or fullsized I like a lot.

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