Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has already confirmed it is working on a Bronco-inspired compact SUV as well as a new compact pickup to open during the Ranger, and now it looks like the two could be more closely related than we originally thought.
According to Motor Trend, Ford is planning an entire Bronco-inspired family, and this may include the aforementioned entrance bakkie.
But let's be clear about one thing – at this point there will only be one & # 39; actually & # 39; Bronco, which runs on the Ranger / Everest ladder platform and offers hard core off-road capability.
The so-called & # 39; baby Bronco & # 39; Ford already previewed in the official sketch you see above is likely to be based on a unibody platform that would inevitably be Ford's C2 architecture supporting the new Focus and Kuga.
In fact, it has already been widely reported that the new compact bakkie will use the exact same C2 platform, making it even more likely that it will share some of the butch design details that will be seen on the new sub-Bronco SUV.
We could also imagine that both would offer a choice between front-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive variants, with the SUV possibly offering some sort of terrain management system to give it a one-up on the Kuga.
Due to sales in select global markets from 2021, the new bakkie is likely to be offered in single cabin and double cabin configurations.
As for engine settings, we would expect to see Ford’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbopetrol under the bonnet on most models, though there could certainly be other options.
Dare we suggest a Raptor-like version, powered by Ford's 2-liter turbo four? Come on Ford …