New intelligence regarding the rumored return of the Ford Bronco SUV has surfaced, originating from AutoForecast Solutions, which claims that a new Ford Bronco will enter production at the automaker’s Michigan Assembly Plant in July of 2020.
This news comes from the Autoline Network, which reports that the Michigan Assembly Plant will also be delegated production duty of a new, small pickup truck, most likely the Ford Ranger mid-size – a nameplate currently sold globally, but absent from the US and Canada since 2011. Both the Ford Ranger and the new Ford Bronco are likely to utilize the same platform and architecture, making the latter a true, body-on-frame SUV rather than a unibody crossover.
Ford’s Michigan Assembly currently builds the Focus compact and C-MAX MPV, but it was revealed in July of last year that both models would be departing some time in 2018, likely shifting to Ford’s recently-announced San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico.
Skip ahead to about the 5:05 mark in the video above for Autoline’s report.