Ford announced today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that it will begin building a new generation of its Ranger pickup truck in 2019. The iconic Ford Bronco was on sale in the United States from 1966 to 1996 and the new US-built model will go on sale in 2020.
Ford dropped out of the smaller truck market in the US five years ago, but will return because it has seen how popular easier-to-handle-and-park pickups have become. However, UAW Local 900 plant Chairman Bill Johnson stated that they would rather not see the products to go to Mexico.
"We've heard our customers loud and clear", Hinrichs said. After years of waiting by enthusiasts, a new Ford Bronco is actually happening. The Bronco was made between 1966 and 1996.
In confirming the Bronco's return Ford's North American boss Joe Hinrichs said it would be a highly capable off-roader.
Midsize trucks were on fire last year, with sales growing 25.5 percent compared with the prior year to almost 450,000 vehicles. However, those models won't inform the version Ford brings to the US, as Levine said. Ford will also invest $4.5 billion in new electric vehicles, in which includes a new Mustang and F-150. The Ranger is to go on the market in 2019, the Bronco in 2020.
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That means the Bronco will be a body-on-frame truck, and closer in spirit to the compact first-generation model than the F-150-based behemoth that chauffeured O.J. Simpson around Los Angeles so many years ago. "None of us have had a tweeting president before", Sergio Marchionne said during a round table with reporters at the Detroit auto show.
The company's MI assembly plant will be responsible for USA production, but as yet there is no confirmation of a right-hand drive program.
In its new form, though, the Bronco looks set to capture the attention of buyers who want a more rugged, more outdoor-oriented sport utility vehicle. Ford stopped selling the Ranger in North America in 2011 when sales of smaller pickups were hurting. Ford has previously confirmed its Australian operations will be responsible for the core development of the vehicle.
At the Detroit event, Ford also announced a City of Tomorrow program in which the automaker and Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with city leaders around the world to develop new transportation systems.