Ford Bronco News

  • Zero Labs Automotive electric Ford Bronco

    Classic cars with modern powertrains is not a new idea. However, classic cars without an internal-combustion engine at all is radically different. Meet Zero Labs Automotive, a company hellbent on preserving classic vehicles of all kinds. Its first creation is seen here: a modern interpretation of the original Ford Bronco, complete with an electric powertrain. The company took the wraps off the car on April 16, and it looks like a seriously impressive machine with a somewhat revised exterior, new cockpit, and modern suspension. ZLA didn't dive into the suspension details too much, but the...

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    2021 Ford Bronco could get retractable cloth roof

    Patent filings are giving us an idea of how the the 2021 Ford Bronco could be taking shape. Last week we reported on a patent for nifty removable doors with built-in crash beams, and now we learn about a patent for a retractable cloth roof with a few neat tricks. The patent depicts the option of a...

  • Potential Ford Bronco removable door patent
    Possible 2021 Ford Bronco patent shows off trick removable doors

    The 2021 Ford Bronco may come with some pretty nifty removable doors, if a new patent is any indication. Patent images first published by Motor Trend on Thursday show off removable doors that include impact beams. The beams can also be removed and reattached to the vehicle. The nifty system...

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    2021 Ford Bronco reportedly looks retro, has removable doors

    The 2021 Ford Bronco will soon be wrangling Jeep owners. A prototype for the 2021 Bronco was reportedly shown to Ford's top-selling dealers in February at a closed-door event in Palm Beach, Florida, according to Automotive News (sub required). Ford confiscated attendees' cellphones during the event...

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    2021 Ford Bronco spy shots

    Ford is known to be working on a compact pickup truck slotting below the recently launched Ranger; Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, made the confirmation in January. However, what may appear to be a new pickup testing near Ford's Detroit headquarters is actually a cleverly disguised...

  • First-generation Ford Bronco recreation by Gateway Bronco
    Illinois company licensed to build original Ford Broncos

    The Ford Bronco is making a return, and no, we're actually not talking about the yet-to-be-revealed 2020 model. Instead, we're focused on Hamel, Illinois-based Gateway Bronco, which has obtained an exclusive license from Ford to build fresh examples of the first-generation Bronco. Thank the Low...

  • 2020 Ford baby Bronco leaked via Off-Road.com

    It appears Ford left the stable gate open and the brand's "baby Bronco" has leaked. A photo, which Off-Road.com first published on Tuesday, shows the Focus-based off-roader's front clip and side profile. While the original report misidentified the vehicle shown as the 2020 Ford Bronco itself, Motor Authority confirmed with a source this is the brand's unnamed "baby Bronco," which we first saw in a teaser image this past March. The design has clearly evolved from the original teaser image to better mirror the Bronco itself. Note the squared-off front clip and full-circle LED headlights...

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    Ford Bronco to reportedly get 7-speed manual transmission

    The upcoming Ford Bronco could offer enthusiasts a reprieve from automatic-only SUVs. According to a Tuesday Jalopnik report, the Bronco could introduce a 7-speed manual transmission option. Sources speaking to the publication anonymously said Ford has tasked Getrag to build the 7-speed manual...

  • 1973 Ford Bronco by Velocity Restorations
    Here's a 1973 Ford Bronco after a 1,500-hour restoration

    With Ford working on a new generation of the Bronco for 2020, interest in the nameplate has seen a major resurgence in recent years. That's seen the price of classic Broncos shoot up along with demand for restoration services. One of the best in the business is Velocity Restorations of Pensacola...

  • 1966 Ford Bronco Icon Derelict
    1966 Ford Bronco Roadster gets the Icon Derelict treatment

    Back in 1966, Ford created the Bronco in an effort to capture the growing enthusiasm for off-road adventure. The most basic example is a model called the Roadster, which arrived from the factory sans doors and roof. Expert restorer Jonathan Ward and his Icon outfit got ahold of one and turned it...

  • Jay Leno drives a bone stock 1977 Ford Bronco
    Jay Leno samples a bone-stock 1977 Ford Bronco

    "It's not slow, it just isn't fast...it's kind of medium," are the words of 1977 Ford Bronco owner Dave Kunz. He's brought his bone-stock classic SUV over to Jay Leno's Garage so the comedian and car guy can take it for a spin. There's something special about an old car that's been left alone. A...

  • Icon Old School BR
    Icon puts original Ford Bronco back into production

    A new Ford Bronco is coming. An old one is on its way as well though, thanks to Jonathan Ward and his firm Icon. The truck is called the Old School BR, and it's a first-generation Ford Bronco buillt virtually from scratch. It's also better than any Bronco that ever left the Ford factory. When Icon...

  • 2019 Ford Everest

    Ford is developing a new Bronco SUV around its tough T6 body-on-frame platform found underneath the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck. But what many readers may not know is that the Blue Oval already uses the T6 platform in a pair of SUVs sold outside the United States, one of them a tough off-roader sold by Brazilian firm Troller, which Ford acquired in 2007. The other is the family-oriented, three-row Everest (Endeavour in some markets), which Ford has updated for 2019. Among the key updates for the mid-size SUV is the addition of a 10-speed automatic as well as the Ranger Raptor's...

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    Everything we know about the 2020 Ford Bronco

    It was the subject of rumors for years, but Ford finally confirmed the return of the Bronco nameplate last year. The first Bronco came to life way back in 1966 and the last bowed out of production in 1996. It was an SUV before SUVs were a thing, and over multiple generations it grew quite a bit in...

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    Look out, Jeep: new Ford Bronco teased alongside smaller off-road SUV

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] revealed it is betting big on SUVs in the future Thursday, and two of those SUVs will be of the off-road variety. We've known about the reborn Bronco, but Ford is also promising a smaller, unnamed off-roader that we hadn't heard about until now. With the moves, Ford...

  • The OJ Simpson Ford Bronco shows up on Pawn Stars
    The O.J. Bronco was for sale on "Pawn Stars," but didn't sell

    It's one of the most famous, or should we say infamous, vehicles in history. It captured the attention of millions of people for one insane day back in June of 1994. I'm talking about a certain fifth-generation Ford Bronco that was finished in bright white paint. It's the O.J. Bronco, and it just...

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    Report: 2020 Ford Bronco to channel Jeep Wrangler, offer turbo V-6 and hybrid 

    Should new, leaked information prove true, the 2020 Ford Bronco may be a very different animal than what most loyal fans have expected. The Ford Bronco has long been known for its big, hulking off-road appeal, but a report from GearPatrol has an anonymous Ford engineer on the record to quash those...

  • 1976 Ford Bronco restoration by Velocity Restorations
    There's a new Bronco coming, but what about a restored classic?

    Ford enthusiasts and Bronco lovers alike are eagerly anticipating the return of the nameplate. Ford promises its bucking Bronco will once again be ready for off-road duty in 2020. However, what to do in the three years until then? How about a restored version of the classic Ford Bronco like the...

  • 2017 Ford Ranger (Australian spec)

    Ford in January finally confirmed it is bringing back the Bronco and Ranger. The Ranger will come first, as Ford’s alternative to mid-size pickups like the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. It will be an updated version of the Ranger currently on sale overseas and is due to start production at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan in late 2018. The Bronco will be an SUV derivative based on the same body-on-frame platform of the Ranger and is due to start production at the Michigan Assembly Plant in 2020. Ford promises...

  • 1975 Ford Bronc Eleanor Tribute by Zero to 60
    Classic Ford Bronco pays homage to Eleanor Mustang

    Old Ford Broncos are supremely cool machines. The first generation Ford Mustang done up in Eleanor guise is also pretty darn awesome, no matter what your "Gone in 60 Seconds"-hating friends tell you. Could a mash-up of the two result in an equally fantastic beast? As it turns out, the answer is...

  • Ford Bronco logo, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Reborn Ford Bronco could use solid axles

    It looks like Ford is truly making good on its plans to revive the Bronco nameplate. Not only is it bringing back the off-road SUV, now comes word that the Bronco may very well use solid axles rather than a fully-independent suspension. According to the Toledo Blade, axle supplier Dana has been...

  • Ford Bronco logo, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Ford finally confirms return of Bronco, Ranger

    The Ford Bronco is back—or at least it will be back in just a few years. Ford confirmed on Monday at the 2017 Detroit auto show that it will revive the iconic Bronco nameplate in 2020 for a global mid-size SUV. Additionally, the automaker confirmed that a version of the Ranger mid-size pickup...

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    New Ford Bronco to be engineered in Oz?

    Could a vehicle that’s authentically American as the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Bronco be engineered in another country for its next generation? That could be the case if a report out of Australia proves accurate. Motoring reports that the new Bronco set to enter production in Michigan...

  • Ford Bronco concept, 2004 Detroit Auto Show
    Trump attack on Ford spurs UAW boss to confirm Bronco is official

    Sometimes all it takes to learn a juicy bit of product news is a little bit of controversy. In response to Donald Trump's attack on Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] for moving production of its Focus, C-Max and C-Max Energi compact cars to Mexico, the Blue Oval has said that zero jobs will be lost in...

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