Ford Bronco Mule Spied Testing, Masking Suspension Design

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Written by Alex Luft

Ford Authority founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.

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  1. I guess they screwed up again. I have been putting off buying a new car waiting for the Broncos. I guess I dont have to wait any longer. What an odd looking vehicle.

    • Did you not read the article, this is an early test mule. Everything above the wheels will change. The only thing that wont is the wheelbase and the front a rear overhangs.

    • If you’re really that ignorant (thinking this is in anyway a good representation of what the Bronco will look like, other than wheelbase and overhang sizes), then go ahead and buy the Toyota you already planned on.

      • John I was talking about the overhangs and size.I have owned several Broncos over the years and this isn’t a Broncos. It’s just a bronco by name . I guess your a genius on at home ,this isn’t home genius. I am guessing you are psychic I never mentioned Toyota. I would buy an Expedition instead of a Bronco. Your imagination is comparable to AOC . I guess if you said it, it must be true .

        • I would have been nice if you actually read the article Charles! Ford has said that the Bronco will come with two and four doors..

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