Remember the Ford Bronco, one of the earliest SUVs introduced in 1966? Well, it appears to be coming back after a 20-year hiatus.
Multiple automotive media outlets are reporting that a comment by an auto union exec in response to a debate comment by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is proof positive Ford has plans to begin producing a new version of the Bronco.
Road & Track reports: “Bill Johnson, a UAW rep for Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant, confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that the Bronco and Ranger will begin production once Focus and C-Max production shifts to Mexico. Johnson felt the need to clear the air after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump falsely accused Ford of cutting U.S. jobs during the first Presidential debate.”
Much has been said about what a Bronco reboot would be like. One Ford truck website makes dire predictions about the impending Bronco return in a story with the damning headline: “Bronk-no? If we get a new Ford Bronco, you’re going to hate it.”