We are all rabid for a new, sixth-generation Ford Bronco. Rumor has it Ford is planning to build one by 2020. The automaker has been trolling Bronco fans for awhile now with teasers and winking hints. And whether you're a fan of the upright 1960s original or the early-'90s version of OJ Simpson fame, you're probably dying to see what a 21st-century Bronco looks like.
Well, we still haven't gotten a glimpse at what, if anything, Ford is planning for the Bronco nameplate. But that hasn't stopped from taking matters into their own hands, that absolutely nail what they, and we, want to see in a two-door 4x4.
"For our Bronco concept, we fused styling elements from previous Bronco generations, the 2004 Bronco concept, and modern Ford trucks and SUVs," Bronco6G.com administrator Tom told R&T in an email. "You can see the classic round headlights and square inset front grille evolved from the 1st gen Bronco, which was also showcased in the retro-futuristic 2004 Bronco concept."
"Our concept features a modern body-on-frame next-generation Bronco that retains a tall, boxy, tough, no-frills design with a strong focus on utility and off-road capabilities. We fitted separate versions with different grilles, wheel fender shapes, varying ride heights, and cargo rack for some different looks," Tom said.
Bronco6G.com intel says that the sixth-generation Bronco (for which the site is named) would most likely be built at Ford's Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, Michigan, and that the automaker is benchmarking the Jeep Wrangler as its closest competitor.
We definitely dig what they've come up with. There's definitely some current Ford truck DNA in there—look at the shape of the windshield, clearly an F-150 piece—but the unadorned, slab-sided proportions and tidy, short-wheelbase layout is 100-percent Bronco.
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