Ford Bronco News

  • 2021 Ford Bronco test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    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 test mule for something entirely different. What we're looking at is a test mule for the revived Bronco coming in 2020 as a 2021 model. Giveaways are the flared wheel arches, generous ride height, 6-lug wheels, and chunky all-terrain tires. In other words, a serious off-roader. You've also got very...

  • 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
    2020 Ford Bronco leaked? Nope, it's baby Bronco first

    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...

  • New Ford Bronco
    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

    "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 stock classic is an amazing way to sample a life potentially lived decades ago. Dave's Bronco has had its seats redone and the paint refinished but the truck has otherwise been left alone. There's no modern Ford V-8 swapped in or a massive lift pitching the truck into the sky. This is clean, classic...

  • 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
    Meet the 2019 Ford Everest: the other Ranger-based SUV

    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...

  • New Ford Bronco
    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...

  • New Ford Bronco
    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...

  • Ford Bronco logo, 2017 Detroit auto show

    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 hopes. At this point, we will serve up more than a few grains of salt to help you digest this information. According to the report, the reborn Bronco may be much more like a Jeep Wrangler rival. The unnamed source says multiple departments have been tugging in different directions to pen what the...

  • 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 investing $850M in Michigan to support Bronco, Ranger production

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2016 Ford Everest

    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 around 2020 will be engineered in Australia alongside a new Ranger pickup. The new Ranger is to be built at the same Michigan plant, albeit starting around 2018. Ford’s Australian division was responsible for the current Ranger sold overseas, as well as an SUV derivative called the Everest. And...

  • 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...

  • Ford Bronco ready for restoration.
    Ford Bronco restoration service launches

    You may not be able to buy a new 1960s Ford Bronco, but a St. Louis-area firm is offering you the next best—and maybe better—thing. As originally reported by The Detroit News, Seth Burgett's new Gateway Bronco offers well-heeled shoppers the opportunity to order up a resto-modded 1960s...

  • Ford Bronco concept, 2004 Detroit Auto Show
    2020 Ford Bronco Confirmed By UAW Deal, Ranger Pickup Timeline Set

    Ford Motor Compacy [NYSE: F] has several new, more modestly sized trucks in the works—including a new Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV. The confirmation of the Ford Bronco comes ahead of a United Auto Workers (UAW) vote, as part of a tentative labor agreement reached this past week. The timeline...

  • 2004 Ford Bronco concept
    Is There A New Ford Bronco On The Horizon?

    We've heard that the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] could be on the cusp of bringing back the Ranger. The latest generation of its compact pickup has grown to become a mid-size and Ford felt it competed too closely with the full-size F-150. Thus it was relegated to duty in locales outside of the...

  • Bronco on Raptor Chassis
    5th-gen Ford Bronco is a Raptor under the skin

    If Ford made new product decisions based on enthusiast forums, it'd have never killed the beloved Bronco. Of course, planning corporate strategy around internet commentary doesn't exactly a guarantee a slam dunk—or a future as a going concern. But true believers—like Icon's Jonathan...

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