The new, highly-anticipated Ford Bronco is on the way, and today we have for you a detailed look at an early mule for the future off-roader.
This Ford Bronco mule seems to be using the SuperCab from the Ford Ranger, while having a placeholder rear end that consists of a very short bed wearing a cap. Don’t mind the funny-looking proportions: since this is an early developmental prototype, everything above the wheels will look substantially different on the production model.
However, do mind the general proportions, such as the short wheelbase and short the front/rear overhangs; we’re told that these general proportions will carry almost exactly to the production Bronco.
Engineers have gone to great lengths to disguise the rear suspension of this Ford Bronco mule, using hanging bristles to hide what’s lurking underneath. Though our spies managed to get a new perspective on the rear suspension design, it’s still too early to tell what kind of suspenders the new Ford Bronco will use.
Expect the new Ford Bronco as a 2020 or 2021 model year vehicle launching in late 2020. The vehicle will fight the Jeep Wrangler and, to a certain extent, the Toyota 4Runner in the dedicated off-road SUV space.