At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced that the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup and Ford Bronco SUV would return to the US market in the coming years, confirming rumors that have been circulating for well over a year.
Ford hasn’t announced what other markets might receive the new Ford Bronco, which we suspect will strongly resemble the Ranger T6-based Ford Everest SUV (pictured). But according to UK website Auto Express, it seems likely that the Bronco will be a global model, based on rumors that right-hand-drive prototypes have been spotted testing in Australia.
It’s also worth noting that the SUV segment isn’t only booming in the United States, but in numerous overseas markets, as well.
Whether Ford’s next Ranger-based SUV will take the “Bronco” name in markets outside the US or wear the “Everest” (or Indian “Endeavour”) nameplate remains to be seen. Ultimately, however, it shouldn’t prove too difficult to make a business case for the forthcoming Ford Bronco in the UK.