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A 2020 Ford Bronco Test Mule Has Been Spied, Looking Trail-Ready

As Ford works on crafting a brand-new Ford Bronco SUV, preparing to reintroduce the nameplate for the first time in more than two decades, details about the new vehicle have proven disappointingly scarce. Thankfully, the first spy shots of a test mule for the upcoming off-roader have surfaced at last, demonstrating at least a tad of what we can expect when the new Ford Bronco debuts in 2019.

You can find the photographs on Motor1‘s website.

The test mule is clearly based on the Ford Everest – Ford’s Ranger T6-based SUV for global markets. It’s an ideal candidate because, like the Everest, the 2020 Ford Bronco will utilize the Ranger’s full frame. Judging from the camouflage wrap over the front of the vehicle, however, it could be wearing a front end that’s fairly representative of the future product.

This test mule also features a nice, high ride height, suggesting that it will indeed aim to deliver some off-road capability. In February, news broke that both the next-generation Ford Bronco and its Ranger counterpart will use Dana axles front and rear. (Dana is, of course, the well-known drivetrain parts supplier that continues to help propel the Jeep Wrangler to greatness.)

The future Ford Bronco is tipped to arrive exclusively as a four-door model, although fans can at least take comfort in the rumor that it will feature removable roof panels for an open-top driving experience. Not much else is known at this point.

Be sure to stop by for the first-ever Ford Bronco test mule spy shots.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Michael Fornetti

    There is no way that this competes with the Wrangler.

  2. James George

    This is a right hand drive vehicle it is obviously another test development version of the Everest. You guys need to research more before you publish this crap

  3. NoWranglers

    Nope. Not it.

  4. Al

    This the worst case! Ford not have screwed this up more! This looks like a piece of crap cross over. Ford said it was listening to it’s fan base and all I’ve heard any of them say: two doors, straight axels, removable hard top and a few begging for a manual transmission. This is not it! I worked for Ford, my dad worked for Ford, all I drive are Ford’s but if they put a bucking horse emblem on this over sized escape I’m buying a Jeep!

    1. Michael Fornetti

      It’s the 2020 version of the Edsel.


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