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Новый Форд Бронко 2017 2018 года

Американский концерн Ford держит в своей коллекции большой внедорожник — Форд Бронко 2017 2018 года. Возраст модели Bronco – более 30 лет. Обзор Форда Бронко, а также отзывы владельцев 1990 и 2000 годов выпуска даны ниже. Также опубликованы адреса, где купить в России и у каких дилеров внедорожник Бронко.

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Форд бронко – достаточно плохо известный на наших просторах автомобиль. Однако действительно знаковый не только для самой американской корпорации, но и для всего автомобильного мира. По сути, он стоял у истоков такого сегмента, как внедорожники и смог продержаться на конвейере больше 30-ти лет, пользуясь стабильным спросом и радуя своих покупателей отменными эксплуатационными характеристиками.

Началом самой истории можно считать 1966-й год, когда был объявлен старт продаж модели. Изначально форд бронко можно было купить в трех различных вариантах кузова – стандартный универсал, полукэб или родстер. Последний в 1968-м году сняли с продажи из-за крайне низкого спроса. Ирония, однако, эта версия, которую не особо чтили покупатели поначалу, теперь считается по-настоящему ценным раритетом.

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Для модели полагался стандартный 6-ти цилиндровый V-образный двигатель, объемом 2,8 литра и мощностью на уровне 107-ми л.с. Но по ходу производства к нему добавились более солидные моторы, объемом 3,3 и 4,7 литра, а на вершине обосновался 4,9-ти литровый бензиновый агрегат.

Все шло достаточно неплохо – машина обладала хорошей геометрической проходимостью и пользовалась неплохим спросом. Так было бы и далее, если бы не одно но. Топливный кризис 70-х годов заставил потребителей искать машины с небольшим расходом топлива. А эта модель потребляла достаточно много бензина. Поэтому многие клиенты оставили мысль купить ford bronco. Машина еще пару лет пробыла на конвейере, пока в 1977-м не была снята с продажи.

После топливного кризиса

Впрочем, забвение было недолгим. Как только кризис минул и ситуация немного успокоилась, американцы вновь захотели настоящий внедорожник. Солидный, мощный, проходимый. Руководство прислушалось к пожеланиям клиентов, и уже к 1978-му году мир увидел форд бронко 2.

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Автомобиль получил новый кузов, прибавивший в размерах. Угловатый силуэт выглядел впечатляюще и брутально. Да и моторы были под стать такому гиганту. Под капотом авто прописались исконно американские V8, объемом 5,75 или 6,6 литра, сочетаемые либо с 4-х ступенчатой механикой, либо с 3-х диапазонным автоматом.

Постоянное обновление

А уже через два года, в 1980-м, было объявлено начало продаж наследника ford bronco ii. По сути, машина является результатом глобального рестайлинга, однако определенные корневые изменения позволяют считать ее новой генерацией.

В отличие от модели 1979-го, новый форд бронко по выпускался с мотором 6,6 литра. Теперь топовым стал знакомый 210-ти сильный 5,75-ти литровый агрегат, а базовым для модели считался двигатель, объемом 4,9 литров и мощностью 150 л.с.

К 1982-му году форд бронко пережил еще один рестайлинг, в результате которого машина получила другую решетку радиатора, а также новую модификацию, именовавшуюся SUV Bronco (см. фото). Отличия заключались в более компактных размерах и оригинальной конструкции ходовой части.

Настигаемый прогрессом

Четвертое поколение дебютировало в 1988-м году. По сути это была перелицованная третья генерация, однако, получившая более современный экстерьер и интерьер. Автомобиль получил новый кузов, салон стал полностью соответствовать духу времени.

Новые сиденья стали более комфортабельными, а к 1989-му году автомобиль оснастили регулировкой руля по вылету. Надо сказать, что руководство по ходу выпуска модернизировало форд бронко, прислушиваясь к отзывам потребителей. Так, в 1990-м было принято решение отказаться от архаичной 3-х диапазонной коробки передач.

Теперь модели комплектовались исключительно 4-х диапазонным автоматом или 5-ти ступенчатой механикой. По части технических характеристик двигателей практически ничего не изменилось – четвертая генерация скорее имела косметические изменения.

Пятый и последний?

А к 1992-му было представлено последнее на сегодняшний момент поколение форд бронко. Интересен также тот факт, что это единственное поколение, которое официально можно было купить в России. Машина сохранила фамильные черты, однако конструкторы теперь хвастались улучшенной аэродинамикой, которая позволила сократить расход топлива на 100 км пробега.

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Салон также был модернизирован с учетом потребностей сегодняшнего дня. Машина в базовой комплектации получила ГУР, фаркоп, круиз-контроль и легкосплавные диски, что вывело ее из разряда утилитарно-бытовых машин (см. видео тест драйв).

Габариты Ford Bronco V
Длина Ширина Высота Объем багажника Клиренс Объем бака
4663 мм 2009 мм 1892 мм 917 л 200 мм 121 л

Моторы также подверглись тюнингу с целью улучшения их характеристик. Так, базовый 5-ти литровый агрегат был способен выдать порядка 185-ти л.с. при 366-ти н/м крутящего момента. А топовая комплектация с двигателем, объемом 5,8-мь литров, располагала мощностью 200 л.с. и 407-ю н/м тяги.

Технические Ford Bronco 1992
Модель Объем Максимальная Мощность Крутящий Момент Коробка передач Разгон до 100 км/ч Расход топлива на 100 км
Ford Bronco 5,0 МТ/АТ 4942 куб.см 185 л.с./3800 об/мин 366 н/м /2400 об/мин Механика 5-ст./автомат-4-ст. 16/18,5 сек 16,0/20,0/17,5

17,0/22,0/18,0 л

Ford Bronco 5,8 МТ/АТ 5766 куб.см 200 л.с./3800 об/мин 407 н/м /2800 об/мин Механика 5-ст./автомат-4-ст. 14/16 сек 16,5/22,0/19,0

18,5/23,5/20,5 л

Отзывы владельцев

Геннадий, 56 лет:

«Купил форд бронко еще в 2000-м году. Машина 1990-го с пробегом порядка 150-ти тыс. Помню, сильно понравилась она мне своей крышей не в цвет кузова и общим мужским стилем. Да и в фильме я ее каком-то помню, это точно. Вообще — это машина для настоящих мужчин. Очень стильно выглядит. Правда, салон аскетичный, особо и похвалить нечего, зато стойки тонкие — обзору не мешают. Машина – зверь. Он достаточно хорошо проходит по каменистым и сложным местностям. Максимум момента – до 3-х тысяч достигается, прямо как у дизеля. Дорожный просвет огромен, у меня машина на проставках. Вообще любые преграды нипочем. Разве что в связи с тем, что он достаточно широк и объемен, могут возникнуть проблемы в городе с маневрированием.

Долго я думал, где купить что-то подобное. Повезло, что нашел форд бронко б/у по сходной цене, да еще в соседнем городе – не пришлось мотаться по необъятным просторам России. Очень доволен выбором. Вот только еще бы аппетит ему поменьше – вообще бы цены не было».

История продолжается

Официально семейство форд бронко прекратило свое существование в 1996-м, уступив место модели Ford Expeditioin. Однако последние новости говорят о том, что машину планируют возродить. Дело в том, что корпорация Форд перенесла в начале 2017-го сборку компактных моделей на завод вблизи мексиканского залива. И теперь стало ясно, почему.

По негласной информации, к концу 2018-го, началу 2018-го года на заводе Мичигана планируется сборка нового форд бронко и еще одной легендарной модели Ford Ranger.

Уже были показаны фото кузова и фото салона новой модели. Машина сохранила свои фамильные черты. Угловатый кузов, брутальные формы, практически нулевой наклон передних стоек. На показанном экземпляре даже имеется лебедка, встроенная в передний бампер – очевидный намек на то, что ford bronco 2017 будет серьезным внедорожным бойцом.

Профиль также узнаваем – характерный трехдверный кузов, прямоугольные колесные арки. Довольно симпатично смотрится рифленая крыша, а также эффектная вставка на дверях, которые, между прочим, оборудованы наружными петлями. А корма форд бронко щеголяет фирменным тиснением и мощной защитой вкупе со светодиодными стоп-сигналами в качестве стильных аксессуаров.

Силовые агрегаты для модели пока еще не подобраны, однако ориентировочно, топовая версия может получить двигатель, которым сегодня оснащается модель Ford Mustang – 2,3-х литровый бензиновый агрегат с турбонаддувом, выдающий 317-ть л.с. Однако пока все остается на уровне слухов – ни старт продаж форд бронко, ни его цена на момент конца 2017-го года неизвестны.

Чтобы ожидание казалось не столь долгим

А пока новое поколение только разрабатывается, на вторичном рынке можно найти массу моделей. Сколько стоит эта модель? Все зависит от состояния конкретного экземпляра, его возраста, пробега, оснащения и типа двигателя. Так, минимальная цена в России за это авто составляет порядка 150-ти тыс. руб.

За эту сумму можно взять экземпляр третьего-четвертого поколения в откровенно укатанном состоянии. Стоимость более или менее живых моделей начинается с 200-т тысяч. А цена в России на Фрод Бронко пятой генерации (см. фото) начинается с 300-т тысяч. Ну а за сумму порядка 1-го млн. рублей можно купить экземпляр в отличном состоянии с адекватным пробегом.

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Truth or Fiction?

In 2004 at the North American Auto Show, Ford showcased a Bronco concept that left enthusiasts highly anticipating a production model to follow up later. 11 years later and there is no news from the automaker about the possibility of a Bronco except through rumors.

But as they say “where there’s smoke there’s fire”. However, in this age of internet and Photoshop, this could be “photo-shopped smoke”. Nowadays a rumor can be easily started through a wisely designed rendering which can be passed as a leaked model from the automaker.  We hope this is not the case as a Bronco rendering has been doing rounds on the internet eliciting numerous reviews and discussions. Perhaps things would have been a little different and expectations a bit fizzled out had Ford replaced it with something close to what it used to be, but a 4-door Expedition, the automaker hugely disappointed its enthusiasts.

1995 Ford Bronco

For 20 years after its discontinuation, the market has not seen any model come close to the features and personality that the Bronco stood for. But you might ask whether the market is even ready for a 2-door, all terrain SUV in this age?

Unfortunately, there has been no word from Ford, nonetheless read along to find what the rumors are saying about the Bronco.

2017 Ford Bronco Exterior

According to the rumors, the 2017 Ford Bronco will be based on the Ford Atlas Concept on which the F-150 Raptor is based. It will be made from lightweight materials such as high-strength steel and aluminum meaning it will be very durable and dependable as we remember it but very light compared to the last model produced.

The renderings doing round on the internet showcase a muscular looking 2-door SUV with some elegant touches. It includes a chromed grille, 2-pairs of rounded LED headlights similar to predecessor Broncos and fog lights for enhanced visibility.

There is not that much information as of now and immediately new information creeps up, we will be the first to let you know.

2017 Ford Bronco Render

2017 Ford Bronco Interior

On matters interior styling, the Bronco will feature the latest technologies according to the rumors. Leather will be the standard upholstery material.

The cabin will be spacious enough to accommodate 5 passengers comfortably and still leave plenty of cargo space. Its dashboard is modernized and equipped with a large touch-screen that integrates a SAT-NAV and an infotainment system.

As you can see details on the Bronco are quite scanty and mostly mere speculations but immediately credible information comes up, we will let you know.

Engine Specs and performance

Under the hood, the rumors claim that the SUV will be offered in three engine variants. The base engine will be a 4.7 L, 6-cylinder power stroke unit good for 330 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque.

The second engine being touted will be a 5.0 L, 8-cylinder Coyote engine capable of producing 420 hp.

The most potent engine will be a 5.8 L, 8-cylinder unit that pumps 662 hp and 632 lb-ft of torque. This is the engine powering the Shelby GT500. In terms of transmission, the base engine will be paired to a 6R140, 6-speed automatic transmission system while the more potent engines will be mated to a ZT-6 transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission system.

Ford Bronco Concept

Price and Release date

If for a minute, the rumors come true, then you will get your Bronco at a price close to that of the Ford Raptor SVT F-150.

A simple search on the internet will reveal the extent of the rumors with some claiming a Bronco concept will be unveiled in 2016, others claiming a 2017 production model but as at now all are just that, rumors.

There are also rumors that the UAW (United Auto Workers) confirmed the production of the new Bronco as a model for 2019, called 2020 Ford Bronco.

Whether there is any truth in them or not, one thing which is sure, the discussion will not cease and the rumors will continue until Ford comes out and makes an official announcement.

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The Legend of the 2017 Ford Bronco – It’s Back and Badder Than Ever!

Carsintrend > Upcoming Cars > The Legend of the 2017 Ford Bronco – It’s Back and Badder Than Ever!

By Peter Fowler 31 Aug 2016

Ford are yet to officially comment on this subject, but remembering the success of the legendary predecessor of this car, it can be assumed that Ford will not miss the opportunity to enrich its range with another bestseller.

Recently, there have been persistent rumors that the company management is going to bring the Bronco back in the near future. They are supported by some respected publications. Based on current forecasts, it can be expected that the test mule will appear not earlier than the second-quarter of 2017, and that the car will not appear on sale earlier than the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.

Nitrous Oxide… Really?

Contents

1. Nitrous Oxide… Really? 2. Fast and Furious 3. Primeval Bronco 4. Duratorq Diesel Power 5. Style

There are plenty of rumors saying that the Bronco was the first car exhibiting a diesel engine with so-called “nitro boosts” – a supply system involving cylinders of nitrous oxide used in street racing competitions.

N20 is supplied to the engine when the system gets activated – either through full-throttle or when the driver presses a special button on the steering wheel

In something like a road car, it would then run through a progressive controller (you can’t just deliver an instant 50 BHP shot without some damage, either to the transmission or engine) meaning that the power boost would come in over a couple of seconds.

Fast and Furious

In a mode of “fast and furious” the car accelerates through a 400-meter section 3 seconds faster. However, you are unlikely to participate in street races using the Bronco – it is still a real SUV. According to the plan of the designers, the use of nitro should help to navigate impassable roads, whereby the car will require “bursts of power” to overcome obstacles.

But… and it’s a BIG but… this is never going to happen. Ford may mock something up for show, but as for going into production – never. The logistics don’t work for a start – a 25 lb bottle holding a 10 lb charge of gas lasts about three minutes in total – that’s hardly convenient. Besides, nitrous is great fun when you have the sort of car like you’d see in the films, but out in the real world, you could have some major issues if it goes wrong – leading to a terminal engine meltdown in seconds if the nitrous/gas mix isn’t correct.

Couple that to a few thousand dollars extra on top of the asking price and you can see that nitrous oxide may be great fun (it is laughing gas after all) but it really isn’t practical and no manufacturer would ever consider fitting a system to standard road car – the liability would be horrendous.

Primeval 2017 Ford Bronco

The exterior of the car is deliberately primitive and brutal. The Bronco has a square shape as if cut from a single piece of metal. From this totally square appearance the only things that stands out are the large round xenon headlights, squeezed onto the sides of the rough grille lattice in the middle of which is flaunted the inscription “Bronco”.

Duratorq Diesel Power

The most interesting facet of the Bronco is under the hood. Unlike its predecessors, built with powerful multi-liter powertrains, the Bronco concept has only got under the hood a two-liter diesel Duratorq TDCi, manufactured by one of the European offices of the company. With a relatively small volume, this 16-valve engine is equipped with a Common Rail, develops 128 HP and torque of 330 Nm at 1800 rpm. But this is not the limit. The Bronco is equipped with a system designed to give an emergency power increase, required, for example, to climb a steep slope. By supplying fuel to the cylinders under high pressure, the torque can increase at times to 350 Nm. The engineers did not stop there.

Styling of the Ford Bronco 2017

The interior of the new Bronco is made in the same minimalist style. On the instrument panel are located two circular “nests” for the speedometer and the dash for the odometer and navigation systems, including a stylized compass. Above the lockable glove box there is a convenient handle for the front passenger. The Bronco concept has only two seats. All the rest of the space can take the cargo.

The roof of the car consists of two parts. The rear can be removed separately, making the Bronco a beach jeep. The door of the luggage compartment pulls sideways, providing easy access inside.

The Bronco is equipped with the latest 6-speed PowerShift transmission, among other things, significantly saving fuel. The engine and gearbox work together with the electronic all-wheel drive intelligent 4WD System, which has been mounted on the production version of the Ford Escape SUV since 2005. The system is fully computer controlled, requiring no driver intervention. Under normal conditions the car is driven only by the front wheels, but as soon as the slightest hint of a skid occurs, the transmission, using data from a sensor placed under each wheel and under the gas pedal, determines the amount of torque you need to throw on the rear wheels.

What do you think of the upcoming Bronco? Is it the legend that everyone says? Do you think fitting nitrous would be a smart move? Let us know in the comments – we value your opinion!

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2017 Ford Bronco – It’s Confirmed at NAIAS

Finally, here is the first confirmation – 2017 Ford Bronco coming! The Bronco is one of the most iconic Ford cars ever made, but it was discontinued due to Ford’s desire to pursue other goals. However, two decades after its discontinuation it seems that the name will return to Ford’s roster. Rumors about a new model have been around for a couple of years, but in this time Ford has not said a word about it. A while ago they even discontinued the rumors as being just fantasies. However, a couple of months back, a UAW official responded at a challenge started by a politician. This suggested that Ford moved the Focus and C-Max production in Mexico and the result would be that people at the old assembly plant would lose their jobs.

The UAW official then stated that this would not happen because Ford will make the new Ranger and the Bronco at this particular factory. Soon after this statement, the press exploded with a lot of information, and it seems that the 2017 Ford Bronco is more than just an illusion.

Source: roadandtrack.com

Predictions & News

Despite what many people thought, the car will actually share its chassis with the Ranger. The latter has been on sale for quite some time in Europe, Australia and a few other parts of the World and it proved itself as a very reliable truck. The Bronco will share the independent front suspension with the solid rear axle which should give it superior on-road characteristics to its future rival, the Wrangler.

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Unfortunately, at this point, Ford has still not released any viable information about the car, but it seems it will not be an on-road aimed car.

Instead, Ford is expected to offer a more refined version of the Wrangler which will be better to drive and more comfortable while retaining most of the off-road capabilities. The release date is still unknown, but we should see at least a production-ready concept by the end of next year. The price of the Bronco will likely be heavily influenced by the trim level, but a basic model should still come at well under $25,000 in order to compete with the Wrangler.

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2017 Ford Bronco Design

At this point, there is still no information on how the 2017 Ford Bronco is going to look. There have been some renders a while ago which suggested a retro-modern look, and these might be the closest we have ever been to the future Bronco. We expect the car to be nothing like its truck counterpart, especially since these types of vehicles never really succeed on the market. Instead, the Bronco will likely get its own look and character which will allow people to relate to the car in a similar fashion to what happens to the current Wrangler clientele.

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Just like with its rival, Ford is expected to offer the Bronco in two different versions. The base one will have just two doors and five seats while four doors and five seat version should be offered as an option.

Interior

Like we mentioned, the 2017 Ford Bronco will more than likely be aimed at a slightly different market than the Wrangler. We expect it to feature better gear even on the base models, nicer materials as well as a better driving position. So far Ford hasn’t said anything about it, but the Bronco might borrow some design elements from its sibling, the Ranger.

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2017 Ford Bronco

To be able to compete with the Wrangler, the Bronco will have to deliver more than just one engine. Because of that, Ford is expected to offer the car with three different powertrains. The base model is expected to feature a 2 liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine with around 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, the Bronco will feature either a 3.5 or 3.7 liter V6 or a smaller 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. No matter which one will be, the output will likely be over 300 horsepower with as much as 350 lb-ft of torque for the twin-turbo engine.

The one most people are looking for is going to be the diesel, though. This will likely be the 3.2 liters inline five which has been first seen on the Transit where it makes 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In the Bronco the engine might be tweaked slightly, but the output should remain similar. All three will likely be available with either a six-speed manual or with a ten-speed automatic which has been expected for a while at this point.

2014 Ford Bronco Concept

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New 2017 Ford Bronco Release Date and Info

The 2017 Ford Bronco is starting to look less and less like a rumor. Thanks to some exclusive spy photos and the newest pictures released on the net, we are starting to believe that the release date of this model is much more closer than we actually think it of being. The model is a known  and popular brand by Ford and many would like to see it come back again.

As the Ford Bronco vehicle manage to get its peak during the 90s, the idea of the car and the memory of it is still in the back of people’s head. Maybe perhaps not a fresh memory but certainly  a long lasting one as it managed to stay in the minds of the public for so long. The model started its production in the 80s and reach its highest level of popularity in the 90s but sadly was discontinued after the decade ended. The model started to lose on sales and year after year the sales dwindled causing it to be discontinued.

Of course, everyone was aware that this was perhaps not the end of the Bronco. Ford has been teasing the idea lately of a comeback but nothing happened. Well its finally time to get a revitalized version of the already well-known and established brand in its newest form and grace. The model has been given a contemporary updated and has a revolutionized shape which is going to bring a lot of attention to it. Keep reading the review and see what are all the news about the Ford Bronco 2017 about.

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Exterior

Well it has been a long time since we saw the Bronco in action so the 2017 Ford Bronco plans to build up on its current offer. This is going to affect the looks of the car heavily and will make it more prominent and modern looking. The vehicle is reported that it is going to borrow a lot from the latest or current offer of Ford crossover and SUV vehicles but it is also going to keep its base and retain some familiar features to it which make it a recognizable model. That being said, the new Ford Bronco 2017 is going to have a large and very prominent grille in the front with plenty of chrome accents, which sis the basis of some newer SUV models coming from Ford.

The front end will also retain the big bold letter spelled FORD to the front, like many other truck in the Ford lineup have utilized so far. The front end also gets some modern updates and adds LED lighting features. This is going to enable the visibility of the car and overall make it a more modern model. Also the advanced fog lights are provided here as well and it makes up much of the exterior of the car. All in all, the model is going to be updated in a greater sense which brings us a completely new type of a vehicle for the 2017 version.

Interior

The 2017 Ford Bronco is going to reshape its interior as well. The model has taken a long stint away from competition and there are a lot of assumptions on how the model is going to get to look like on the inside. It is pretty sure that it is going to be a lot different and is going to incorporate a lot of changes and reshaping to make it a contemporary car. We feel that it is also going to borrow something from the current or recent models that Ford has been outputting on the market. The Ford Edge has the similar kind of interior space as the Bronco did so we feel that this is going to be the perfect setting for the car and the starting point.

Lately, all of the contemporary models are being fitted with new modern features. This does not only means newer technology but also the addition of some soft materials and exclusive materials that enhance the comfort in a larger way. This brings the car to a whole new level and manages its popularity in a very high way. There is going to be a newer version of a touch screen added as it welcomes the Bronco to a whole new era. The model is being fitted with softer seats so the passengers seem much more fit on the inside and with the already immense spacing feel better.

Engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Ford Bronco we expect so see some similarities with the Ford F-150 model. It appears that the contemporary Bronco is going to borrow the engine lineup that the F-150 has, which is not a bad idea as this car has already been proclaimed as one with a better engine solution. The idea of Ford to use its prize winning engine setup for a legendary vehicle such as the Bronco seems like a great combination which might prove to be a fabulous one.

The engines in question are the  4.7-liter  V6 engine that makes 330 horsepower while generating 645lb of torque, the 5.0 liter V-8 engine variant and the larger 5.8 liter V-8 engine variant as they make 420 or 663 horsepower respectively. The V6 version is combined with a 330 horses while generating 645lb of torque6-speed automatic transmission while the larger V8 options use a 6-speed manual transmission.

Release date and price

The long awaited 2017 Ford Bronco is still in production and we are waiting for it to provide a production version vehicle for us soon. This is certainly going to be next year as it seems that the development of the car is coming to an end. Expect there release date to be somewhere around mid-2017. Also the vehicle is  going to be priced around $50,000 which is the price which includes all the latest additions.

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New Ford Bronco, Ranger - Details on 2018 Ford Ranger and 2020 Bronco

Late last year, UAW representative Bill Johnson said something he possibly shouldn't have—the Bronco and the Ranger are coming back. For Ford fans who want a midsize pickup or a competent off-roader, this was huge news. It also makes a lot of sense. Americans can't get enough trucks and SUVs right now, making it a perfect time for Ford to expand its lineup.

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Then, at this year's Detroit Auto Show, Ford made the officially official announcement. The Ranger will arrive in 2019, with the Bronco showing up a year later. Ford didn't give many details beyond that at its presentation, but since then, more details have trickled out. So let's talk about what we think we know so far.

The Ford Ranger

Technically the Ford Ranger isn't dead at all. The current-generation Ford Ranger is built in Thailand, South Africa, and Argentina, and sold in nearly every market around the world besides North America. But as Johnson confirmed, Ford plans to build a new Ranger in its Michigan Assembly Plant and sell it here again.

In a recent Reddit thread, an anonymous poster claiming to be a Ford designer (and verified by the moderators of the Ranger subreddit) claimed the new Ranger will be a facelifted version of the foreign-market Ranger. Our Ranger will reportedly get new headlights, a new grille, and a new front fascia, but the rest of the truck will look about the same. The interior, though, will get a complete overhaul for the U.S. market.

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That means the new Ranger to be a direct competitor for large-midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, and Toyota Tacoma—pickups that share dimensions with the full-size trucks of 15 years ago. For fans of smaller trucks, that has to be disappointing news. But as the alleged Ford designer points out, by 2011, the market for small pickups had eroded to the point that Ranger sales were almost entirely propped up by fleet sales. The market for a legitimately small pickup truck just doesn't exist anymore.

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But while the current Ranger gives us a pretty good idea of what size truck we're talking about, only one of its current engines, a 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel also used on the Transit, would possibly be a fit for the U.S. market. And Ford might not even offer that one, either. The Redditor claims Ford is monitoring Chevrolet Colorado Diesel sales to see whether or not a diesel version is worth selling. And while the source says Ford still has yet to decide on other engines, our pals at Car and Driver expect to see two gasoline engines—an EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder and a naturally aspirated V6.

Sadly, if a manual transmission is available, it'll probably only be found on the rear-wheel-drive base model. In search of F-150-beating fuel economy, you're more likely to see Ford's 10-speed automatic. The good news is, only offering one transmission (as well as skipping a two-door version) would help Ford keep costs down. We're not sure the base Ranger will slide in under $20,000, but hopefully it will be less than $25,000.

The Ford Bronco

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With the new Ranger, we have a pretty good idea what to expect, but there been a lot less certainty surrounding the Bronco. The last generation, which ended production in 1996, was based on the Ford F-150. While some fans speculated that Ford could make a Bronco based on the upcoming 2017 Raptor, the Redditor says Ford will instead use the Ranger-based Everest for the new Bronco.

Ford's Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair, however, contradicted that assertion. According to him, the new Bronco will be a unique vehicle, not a reworked Everest. Size-wise, he said expect something smaller than the original Bronco but bigger than the 1980s Bronco II. And if you're worried the new Bronco will be a glorified Explorer, don't be. He followed it up by saying "people have an idea of what a Bronco should be. Certainly, we have an idea of what a Bronco should be, and we're going to be looking forward to bringing that to our customers."

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We wouldn't be surprised if Ford's new Bronco shares engine and transmission offerings with the Ranger since they'll share a platform. One possible engine is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 that's used in the Fusion Sport and the 2018 F-150.

The alleged Ford designer did say, though, that the Bronco will get an off-road version to slot under the Raptor and take on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That fits with Nair's assertion that the Wrangler will be the Bronco's chief competitor. That said, an anonymous source speaking to Gear Patrol reportedly said this "Raptor" version of the Bronco isn't even in development yet.

Unfortunately, we've heard that Ford isn't planning on building a two-door Bronco. Much as we'd like to see this throwback to the original, it's likely far too niche for Ford. We do know, though, that it will get a removable roof. So that's encouraging.

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We've also heard that the Bronco could get solid axles front and rear. Dana, the same company that makes the upgraded axles for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, said recently that it will supply driveline components for the Bronco and Ranger.

Interestingly, as Jalopnik first discovered, it seems like Ford's 2004 Bronco concept will make an appearance in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's next film, Rampage, which is due out next spring. While we don't expect the production Bronco to look like this, it's inclusion in the movie likely has something to do with Ford's partnership with The Rock. In other words, the fact that The Rock is Instagramming this isn't a coincidence.

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Recently, an anonymous Ford source told Gear Patrol that the Bronco would look like a four-door version of the Brazilian Troller SUV (pictured below).

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According to this alleged designer on Reddit, Ford plans to show off the final vehicles at next year's Detroit Auto Show. The Bronco's base price should be around $30,000, which is slightly higher than that of the current Wrangler Unlimited.

This post was originally published January 18th, 2017 and is being continuously updated with new information.

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