Jump to content
  • Greetings Guest!

    CheersandGears.com was founded in 2001 and is one of the oldest continuously operating automotive forums out there.  Come see why we have users who visit nearly every day for the past 16+ years. Signup is fast and free, or you can opt for a premium subscription to view the site ad-free.

William Maley

Ford News: Rumorpile: Reddit Poster Shines A Light on Ranger and Bronco

Recommended Posts

Possibly one of the biggest stories to come out from the Detroit Auto Show was Ford's announcement that the Bronco and Ranger are coming back. There weren't many details aside from release timeframes (2019 for Ranger, 2020 for Bronco), along with the Bronco being based on the bones of the Ranger. Now, an anonymous Ford employee has spilled some more details on the two models.

A poster who claims to be a designer at Ford's Development Center in Dearborn (and has been verified by the moderators of the Ford Ranger Reddit) says the Ranger that will be arriving in 2019 will be the same model sold around the world. There will be alterations to the exterior and interior. Couple of interesting bits is that U.S. will only get crew cab variant and there is the possibility of a diesel engine for the truck. The poster said the company is keeping a close on the sales of GM's midsize diesel trucks and the fallout of the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal.

As for the Bronco, the poster says it will be nearly identical to the Ford Everest. Yep, those who were hoping for a small, two-door SUV might have to make due with a midsize, four-door SUV. Like the Ranger, expect some changes to the exterior and powertrains.

Road and Track which first brought this to light says this information seems to line with comments made by Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. We're not quite so sure ourselves, but we'll have to wait and see if this information is the real deal or not.

Source: Reddit, Road and Track
Pic Credit: Newspress


View full article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only offering a crew cab is not a good idea at all. I don't see Ford doing that at all. Regarding the Bronco, while not surprising that they would use the Everest, I hope they find a way to downsize it a hair with a focus on off road fun. We shall see I guess. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope they lose the jellybean style of the Everest and bring a modern take on the boxy Bronco. 4 door mid size pickup is understandable as is the watching GM with the Diesel to see if the market is justifiable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm as I have been warning sounds as if it will come to pass. I have heard a few things and it was not good for those hoping for a Wrangler killer. 

They keep showing the show SUV in the media and I have said it may not look like that as Ford has never said it would. Also I had heard it was just another SUV in a new size with RWD and AWD. 

The Ranger would survive on the Crew but they really need to keep pace with the GM lines as GM is going to continue to add variations and trim packages. They also need to have two different size beds as the 5 foot bed just does not cut it for everyone. 

The Diesel would be a major investment and I am not sure even GM will sell as many as they hope yet. I get the feeling it may be a wait and see for them. I am sure they have a plan if the GM take rate is high. But as of now I am not sure how well it will do as we have so little to compare it too. 

I have started to shop the GM trucks and I can see how much they have evolved since intro and there is still more to come. I am still waiting for a Sun Roof. 

I am sure what ever Ford comes out with will sell but I am not sure another look like SUV will make many happy that have been waiting on this. They had better make it clear now if it is not like the Show vehicle as if they make people wait 2 years to find out it will only make it worse. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Basically the Bronco sounds like it's going to be a return to the original Explorer formula.   Yawn...

And the Ranger fans pining for a small, cheap basic truck are going to be in for a rude awakening..

Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty much exactly as I heard it.....some of it simply comes down to money....

More versions will come if the Ranger is successful here.

Knew the Everest was coming, kinda was not hoping it was going to be the Bronco.

Small upside is it will get jacked up a bit for here....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mind it sharing everything with the Everest as long as it doesn't LOOK like the Everest. If they're saying there is demand for such a product NOBODY was demanding a soft-ass CUV looking body on frame off-roader.

If it looks like the current Everest I will be EXTREMELY disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      A new report from Autocar says that Mercedes-AMG is proposing a new entry-level sports car to take on the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. The model is being presented as a indirect replacement to the slow selling SLC to Mercedes-Benz’s board of management. According to sources, the model is in the "conceptual stage" and needs approval from the board.
      But it is clear that AMG has given some thought if this project is given the green light. The design is said to have clear links to the upcoming Project One hypercar, and come in a coupe and convertible. For power, Autocar says the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that will be used in both the new A35 and A45 hot hatches. Output will range from around 300 to more than 400 horsepower. There is a possibility of the engine being placed in a mid-mounted setup.
       “A lot of thought has gone into how Mercedes-AMG can better leverage its success in motorsport, particularly Formula 1 and endurance racing. One idea is a sports car that is relatively attainable financially and ideally suited to track day running. But it is just an idea and not a committed project right now,” said a source.
      Source: Autocar

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      A new report from Autocar says that Mercedes-AMG is proposing a new entry-level sports car to take on the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. The model is being presented as a indirect replacement to the slow selling SLC to Mercedes-Benz’s board of management. According to sources, the model is in the "conceptual stage" and needs approval from the board.
      But it is clear that AMG has given some thought if this project is given the green light. The design is said to have clear links to the upcoming Project One hypercar, and come in a coupe and convertible. For power, Autocar says the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that will be used in both the new A35 and A45 hot hatches. Output will range from around 300 to more than 400 horsepower. There is a possibility of the engine being placed in a mid-mounted setup.
       “A lot of thought has gone into how Mercedes-AMG can better leverage its success in motorsport, particularly Formula 1 and endurance racing. One idea is a sports car that is relatively attainable financially and ideally suited to track day running. But it is just an idea and not a committed project right now,” said a source.
      Source: Autocar
    • By William Maley
      The next-generation Volvo XC90, due out in 2021 as a 2022 model will follow in the S60's footsteps by not offering any sort of diesel option. Instead, Volvo will be offering a range of hybrids and electric-only powertrains.
      “We have to prioritise – we cannot do everything. So if we want to be faster in electrification we can’t say yes to everything. That’s why [the S60] has no diesel alternative and we are not planning to have a diesel alternative in any new cars. The XC90 will follow this,” said Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson to Auto Express.
      Volvo's next-generation SPA2 platform will underpin the XC90, which is designed to accept both electric and hybrid powertrains. Don't expect a major change in terms of the design. Auto Express reports that Volvo will undertake an evolutionary approach.
      Source: Auto Express

      View full article
  • My Clubs

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Reader Rides

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.