Detroit - It is a well-known fact that Ford is reincarnating the Bronco nameplate with a boxy SUV intended to take on the Jeep Wrangler, but now rumours have emerged that Ford is also going to offer a bakkie version.
Citing at least two sources, Automobile reports that development work is underway on the new pick-up, which will be offered exclusively as a double cab, and with rugged styling and features that will put it into contention with Jeep’s Wrangler-based Gladiator bakkie.
The Bronco SUV is set to go on sale Stateside in 2020, sharing its platform with the next-generation Ranger, meaning the Bronco bakkie will be a close relative of Ford’s mid-sized pick-up, but it will no doubt be set apart by its rugged looks and a few other distinguishing features inherited from its SUV sibling.
Like the Wrangler, the Bronco will have a hard top roof and doors that are all removable, Automotive News reports, and unlike its rival, it will offer an onboard stowing space for these items.
The Bronco was a popular three-door SUV sold between the 1960s and 1990s, its most famous moment being the OJ Simpson car chase of 1994.