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07-19-2019 07:06 PM
wingsnut
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

OK, I am sold, let's do it Ford. Bring it.
07-18-2019 12:06 PM
zipzoomflyfast
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

Here is the answer on why does Ford need 2 mid size trucks...

Basically, that is what the customer wants. They want trucks. Take a look at crossovers. Each manufacture had maybe 1 crossover in their line up in the early 2000's...now...look at just Ford's crossover lineup..

EcoSport
Escape
Bronco (Maverick)
Edge
Fusion/Outback competitor (*Possible future)
Flex
Explorer

Ford is going down the same path...only with pickup trucks. I think it's smart!
07-18-2019 10:20 AM
mooseman
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A Bronco pick up was not part of the original vehicle envelope / mechanical package. If indeed one exists, it will be part of a US based development and still +3 years away.
...2024 was what I read.
07-18-2019 07:05 AM
jpd80
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

A Bronco pick up was not part of the original vehicle envelope / mechanical package. If indeed one exists, it will be part of a US based development and still +3 years away.
07-18-2019 03:09 AM
falcon lover
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

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You are describing the purpose of a Ranger Raptor...

No. The Raptor is an extremely capable truck for offroad, with a powerful powerplant. The Gladiator (and the Bronco truck) is a different kind of beast: a lifestyle vehicle that the young customers use for the beach, mountains and (like the Raptor) offroad travels. A Bronco truck must have more appeal and more utility than the Raptor Ranger...
07-18-2019 12:59 AM
jpd80
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

Five wheel studs means it's not on T6.
07-17-2019 11:39 PM
mooseman
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I'm not quite sure I see the point though. Both the Bronco and Bronco truck would use the next gen Ranger platform so basically you would have 2 trucks about the same size, using the same platform and powertrains (more than likely), both Fords, and both competing in the same segment. If the Bronco had solid axles it would make more sense, but all the mules have had IRS just like the Ranger.
Comon man you have to start thinking like a consumer.

The Ranger and Bronco pickup will be around the same size and on the same platform but more people will probably buy the Bronco because it looks ''more rugged'' and they will pay more for it too.
You are describing the purpose of a Ranger Raptor...
...no. People buy Jeeps because they are 4 seat rugged convertibles. They are more than just SUVs. No one has touched the market. Infiniti had that awful convertible land whale suv thingy. Land Rover has that effete convertible Evoque mall-mobile. That has been it since the Bronco and early 4Runner shed their removable top roots.
07-17-2019 10:36 PM
hellb0y
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Originally Posted by badhac View Post
I'm not quite sure I see the point though. Both the Bronco and Bronco truck would use the next gen Ranger platform so basically you would have 2 trucks about the same size, using the same platform and powertrains (more than likely), both Fords, and both competing in the same segment. If the Bronco had solid axles it would make more sense, but all the mules have had IRS just like the Ranger.
Comon man you have to start thinking like a consumer.

The Ranger and Bronco pickup will be around the same size and on the same platform but more people will probably buy the Bronco because it looks ''more rugged'' and they will pay more for it too.
You are describing the purpose of a Ranger Raptor...
07-17-2019 08:50 PM
CJKnox
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

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Originally Posted by badhac View Post
I'm not quite sure I see the point though. Both the Bronco and Bronco truck would use the next gen Ranger platform so basically you would have 2 trucks about the same size, using the same platform and powertrains (more than likely), both Fords, and both competing in the same segment. If the Bronco had solid axles it would make more sense, but all the mules have had IRS just like the Ranger.
Comon man you have to start thinking like a consumer.

The Ranger and Bronco pickup will be around the same size and on the same platform but more people will probably buy the Bronco because it looks ''more rugged'' and they will pay more for it too.
07-17-2019 12:38 PM
badhac
Re: Bronco pick up truck?!

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Also, about IRS on a pickup truck. yes, it gets worse off-road articulation, tows less and has less payload. HOWEVER, in everyday driving, it is quite nice. I have a 2008 Sport Trac with Front and Rear IRS...

I use the truck mostly to help friends move, occasional Home Depot trips and for my mountain bike/camping. I simply don't need to haul a ton or tow a ton. I would rather have the smooth ride on a daily basis. here in las vegas, nearly all the pickups I see don't carry anything in the bed or hitch. Again, not saying everyone, but quite a few.
I believe there have been IRS F150 mules seen, assuming it's for the EV. Figure the Expedition and Navigator both run IRS and can tow 9000lbs so something like an EV with lower tow ratings it makes sense.
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