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I am pretty sure it is steel, as it is tied into the rest of the body. Doors, fenders and hoods are not integrated, but bolt on.
It's visible that the rear quarter panel skin (rear fenders) are bolted on in photos where the doors are removed.

 

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It's visible that the rear quarter panel skin (rear fenders) are bolted on in photos where the doors are removed.


You might be right, it might be aluminum. Neglible weight reduction from just those two additional panels, but it does give a more cohesive look if all the other adjoining panels are same material and thickness. I.E. a corner bend radius or character lines will be more uniform. Always an issue, when you mix and match materials.
 

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You might be right, it might be aluminum. Neglible weight reduction from just those two additional panels, but it does give a more cohesive look if all the other adjoining panels are same material and thickness. I.E. a corner bend radius or character lines will be more uniform. Always an issue, when you mix and match materials.
Interesting, I never really thought about that.

I hope we get the Bronco here. I believe it can co-exist with the Ranger-based Everest. When I asked one Ford guy here earlier this year about the upcoming Bronco, he mentioned that if they ever decide to bring it over it will take a really long time after its US date of availability because it will be a hot product... and that happens to be the case now. lol The new F150 will be over a year away for US.

We probably have one of the strangest lineups in the IMG markets, lower half is made up of Thai and Chinese sourced models, the upper half is made up of North American sourced models, then in between we have the RWD Transit van from Turkey.
 

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230000 reservations! Oh My God. Ford will sell all they can build
I just hope Ford can build them fast enough, can't have people cancelling reservations.
"Reservations have been so popular that some Bronco customers may not receive their Bronco until 2022," a Ford spokesperson told Car and Driver, adding that vehicles intended for customers with reservations will be built ahead of orders for stock units."
- Some New Bronco Reservations Won't Be Filled Until 2022

I believe this might delay its introduction in other potential markets outside North America.
 

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Bronco R finishes Baja 1000.


Ford's stated goal for the Baja 1000 was to validate and test parts of the production Bronco, including the bone-stock 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission that powered the racing prototype, and to refine the SUV's Baja G.O.A.T. mode calibration. Naturally, finishing the race was also on the team's list of priorities, and they managed to place 2nd in class and 70th overall out of 99 total finishers.
Read More: Ford Bronco R race prototype finishes the Baja 1000

Note: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus was bragging that their Racing-spec 650hp Boot beat the Bronco R, Ford's goal was to test the bone-stock powertrain. With half the horsepower, it was obvious they had a power disadvantage against the Racing-spec Boot.
 
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