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2020 Bronco Discussion for the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco!

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Old 09-30-2017, 04:48 PM
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I understand your feelings about how the new Bronco should be, but how does the lack of a V8 destroy the Bronco's namesake?

The first-gen Bronco had an I6 standard without a V8 initially, and the second-gen had an I6 standard as well, starting in '80. The Bronco II never had a V8 AFAIK.

V8s used to be used to compensate for the lack of adequate power out of a smaller engine, but modern V6s and even some I4s can create many times more power than most big block V8s during the fuel crisis years, and even a few years after.
I should have specified that v8 Power is different than a v8. You can have v8 power with an ecoboost, that being said there is still no replacement for displacement, when it comes time to hook onto a trailer, and I will always opt for a true v8 if given the choice, and my 75 Bronco ONLY came with a v8, and I took it out and put in a 351 because well I like big v8's. If they want to offer a 6 I dont care but for me I will pass it up, if given a bigger choice.
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The only thing this new Bronco will have in common with the old Bronco is the name and we all know it. The original bobtail bronco was a no-frills small simple 2 door vehicle with removable top. Standard or automatic transmission , straight axles front and rear in several body configurations. The new bronco will have none of these features. And yet it will be called a bronco. It will be a four-door for luxury vehicle with independent suspension and so on. It would be like when the new retro Mustang came out and It was only available in four doors with a four-cylinder automatic with woodgrain on the side. Yes technically it would still be a Mustang if Ford called it that. Ford will tell us that there is no market for that vehicle we want and yet they sell every jeep wrangler they can produce as fast as they can.
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The only thing this new Bronco will have in common with the old Bronco is the name and we all know it. The original bobtail bronco was a no-frills small simple 2 door vehicle with removable top. Standard or automatic transmission , straight axles front and rear in several body configurations. The new bronco will have none of these features. And yet it will be called a bronco. It will be a four-door for luxury vehicle with independent suspension and so on. It would be like when the new retro Mustang came out and It was only available in four doors with a four-cylinder automatic with woodgrain on the side. Yes technically it would still be a Mustang if Ford called it that. Ford will tell us that there is no market for that vehicle we want and yet they sell every jeep wrangler they can produce as fast as they can.
It seems like everyone is attaching themselves to the worst of the many widely varied rumors within the past year. Frantz told us that a Ford sales executive claimed to have seen the Bronco--a two-door Everest with luxury trim. If that executive was telling the truth, it was at most a test vehicle. Ford is still trying to design the Bronco around the Ranger frame, and they always use top-of-the-line vehicles for prototype testing. The Bronco will not be a luxury vehicle. Expensive, maybe, but not luxurious. It also won't be the Everest. I can't possibly be more clear about that.

Ford understands this market, and has made a legendary off-roader for 8 years now. Heck, they re-invented the off-road pickup segment.

Ford knows they have a lot riding on this--it's probably the most anticipated new vehicle lately.

Based on other reports, Ford will be using Dana for axles. At the very least that means a solid rear axle, and most likely a solid front too. For Pete's sake, this is a Ranger frame, it won't have wimpy suspension!
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It seems like everyone is attaching themselves to the worst of the many widely varied rumors within the past year. Frantz told us that a Ford sales executive claimed to have seen the Bronco--a two-door Everest with luxury trim. If that executive was telling the truth, it was at most a test vehicle. Ford is still trying to design the Bronco around the Ranger frame, and they always use top-of-the-line vehicles for prototype testing. The Bronco will not be a luxury vehicle. Expensive, maybe, but not luxurious. It also won't be the Everest. I can't possibly be more clear about that.

Ford understands this market, and has made a legendary off-roader for 8 years now. Heck, they re-invented the off-road pickup segment.

Ford knows they have a lot riding on this--it's probably the most anticipated new vehicle lately.

Based on other reports, Ford will be using Dana for axles. At the very least that means a solid rear axle, and most likely a solid front too. For Pete's sake, this is a Ranger frame, it won't have wimpy suspension!
Like your optimism but unfortunately I'm a realist and a industry person. This bronco will not have a solid front axle , but it will be plenty luxurious compared to the original. Yes if we've lowered the standards so low that just having a rear axle qualifies as an off-roader then yes, I guess this qualifies as it will have a rear axle.
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I am a Michigan man that 9 months of the year drives his 1975 Bronco to work and 3 months of the year gets it ready for next year. That being said, there is a reason I drive my Bronco. v8 Power, Solid axles, a top that comes off, and a style to die for. People get excited to see this old Iron on a northern Mi road. If Ford cant get these 4 things right, please dont build it, you will just destroy a solid name plate.


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There's certain nameplates that should never return unless the manufacture makes sure the new generation can play off of what the older ones were.
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There's certain nameplates that should never return unless the manufacture makes sure the new generation can play off of what the older ones were.

I agree. The Bronco nameplate means something.
When I was a kid out wheelin' in my Dad's '74 Bronco or out in the '90 I had. If they made something like that I'd be the first in line.
Sadly, it will be something so far removed from that.
I hope that Ford keeps dragging their heels on the design and never produces one.
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