With the new Ford GT and SVT Raptor, Ford lovers around the world are rejoicing, but the most exciting announcement for off-roaders is the welcoming of the new Ford Bronco. A renegotiated contract between Ford and the United Auto Workers moved Focus and C-Max production out of their current plans and brought the Ranger and Bronco back in. After years of teasers, Ford’s president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs and Vice President of Global Development officially confirmed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show that the Bronco is officially coming back. The midsize Ranger pickup has been out of the company’s American lineup since 2012, and the Bronco has been missed since it was discontinued in 1996. This was because of the SUV demand going significantly down because of gas prices.
The new Ford Bronco will be like the Ford Everest because it shares its frames and will be an off-roader, but thankfully, Ford understands the new Bronco needs to live up to its name. Unlike old models, it will have four doors, and Ford is looking to position the Bronco against the Jeep Wrangler unlimited. This means that the SUB will be able to tackle harsh terrain right out of the showroom. Traditionally the Ford Bronco will be ready to go topless and will have an air roof with up to six removable panels that can be stored in the truck.
The new Ford Bronco won’t have a V8 like the F-150 but will have a V6 that produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet. The Ford Bronco will inevitably be made in America which is an essential point for Ford lovers and will be a four-wheel drive to live up to its rugged reputation while successfully differentiating itself from Ford’s current SUV lineup. The Bronco is well known for its effortless ability to transition between daily-driver and unstoppable off-roader.
Ford trucks are the most sought-out trucks in America for a good reason. They are reliable, durable and live up to their age-old slogan: Built Ford Tough. If you are looking for a used or new Ford Truck, come to Lamarque Ford: your Ford destination in the Greater Louisiana area.