Ford has confirmed that they are currently developing the next-gen Ranger and Bronco, and both vehicles are projected to arrive before 2020. The Ranger and Bronco may be tailored for different markets but they share a similar back story.
Both vehicles were actually missing for a long period of time due to getting discontinued and this is despite of their iconic status in the market. The Ranger was dismissed due to the weak demand in the midsized pickup truck segment whereas the Bronco has gone missing for more than two decades for reasons unknown.
As such, it is exciting to know that the two names are making a return through a next-gen model and they are getting worked on in Michigan as we speak. Despite sharing the same production facility, we don’t expect the Ranger and Bronco to have a similar build.
We can be certain about this thanks to the spy shots surrounding the Ranger, which hints on a styling that is near similar to the F-150. The Bronco, on the other hand, will adopt a body-on-frame layout with a unique design. Hence, it is safe to say that the Bronco will never end up being an SUV variant of the Ranger.