Sorry but the Troller is such a Wrangler wannabe. If the Bronco came out styled like the Troller it'd look it was trying too hard to be a Wrangler. Better if they give it a more modern take on the classic Bronco styling like that first image.
If the Bronco looks like any of those three it will be DOA. Period.
Not like Ford is going to go all charity and undercut the Wrangler by thousands. I'm guessing they're just gonna price the Bronco to be competitive with the Wrangler - right around the same price ballpark. When it comes to cars I'm cynical and expect more competition to improve the car's capabilities and packaging but rarely helps with pricing.Ford must be kicking themselves for not bringing that to market and just watching from the sidelines as Wrangler sales keep booming. I hope they really bring it back tho, competition is good for us all and prices are getting a little out of control.
It doesn't need to. As long as they keep pricing the same or slightly below it will put pressure on FCA to keep a lid on the price creep. The Bronco name carries a lot of weight on its own and can easily steal some sales from the JL.Not like Ford is going to go all charity and undercut the Wrangler by thousands. I'm guessing they're just gonna price the Bronco to be competitive with the Wrangler - right around the same price ballpark. When it comes to cars I'm cynical and expect more competition to improve the car's capabilities and packaging but rarely helps with pricing.
That may be technically true but also pretty meaningless for 99% of buyers, save for the comparisons on paper.Bringing back the Bronco on the global Ranger platform is a decent foundation but it still won't have the out of the box off-road capability of the Wrangler. And that starts with suspension, its just not possible for independent suspension to be as good as solid axle. So off the bat the Bronco will be disadvantaged.
Source: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a31515/new-ford-bronco-australia/Last month, the long-awaited return of the Ford Bronco and Ranger was confirmed, sending shockwaves through the car internet. Since the Bronco and Ranger will share a platform, it sounds a lot like the throwback SUV will be developed in Australia, which is where the current Ranger is engineered.
Australia's Motoring reports that Ford Australia will lead development of the new Bronco and Ranger, despite the fact that the Bronco will be built in the U.S. The current-generation Ranger, which isn't sold in the U.S., was developed by Ford Australia, and is built in Thailand, South America, and Argentina.
The new Bronco will be a direct rival to the wildly-popular Jeep Wrangler, so Ford reportedly purchased two- and four-door Wrangler Rubicons for benchmarking purposes. Motoring expects the new Bronco will use a shortened version of the Ranger's platform, and mechanically, the two will be quite similar.
Currently, the Ranger uses four- and five-cylinder diesels, which are expected to be carried over, but Motoring predicts the U.S.-market Bronco will get a gas-powered V6. Our pals at Car and Driver also predict the Ranger will get an EcoBoost four-cylinder as an option, so expect that in the Bronco as well. The Bronco's engines will be mated to a low-range transfer case and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. We're praying the manual comes to the U.S.
The Bronco is expected to arrive around 2019, possibly for the 2020 model year, and for Ford it can't come soon enough. Considering Jeep will have a new Wrangler next year, with a pickup version soon to follow, Ford needs to get the Bronco and Ranger to market.
Ford and Jeep might be fighting each other here, but since we're getting a host of retro off-roaders, we're the real winners here.