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Spy Shots—Best Look Yet at Bronco Mule

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    From SEMA:

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    Caught testing in Dearborn, Michigan, the Bronco mule wears light camo over a cobbled-together Ranger T6 body. Recently, the Bronco has been seen testing with the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner, but it has been a task to capture them all in one image since they’ve been leaving the proving grounds at different times.

    The Bronco will have body-on-frame construction, and unlike the Ranger, will have a coil-spring solid axle in the front and back. According to sources, the Bronco will have Dana Spicer AdvanTEK axles with a Dana 33 up front and a Dana 44 for the rear. The axles will be assembled at a new facility in Toledo, Ohio, and is located right down the street from the Jeep Wrangler plant. For cost reasons, the F-Series’ aluminum construction will not make its way to the Ranger follow-up or the Bronco.

    The Bronco is expected to share the Ranger’s 2.3L turbocharged four, paired to the new Ford/GM 10-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid powertrain is rumored to be part of the lineup as Ford goes all in on hybrid availability throughout its product portfolio.

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    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    I really want to know what the final design is going to look like!
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Looks like a Pontiac Aztec @ss-raped a Ford Pinto and this was the 4th trimester abortion.
     
  4. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Solid axles front and rear? Is that correct? The mule doesn’t appear to have a stick axle up front. Looks like it has control arms.
     
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    Agreed. Front looks like an IFS
     
  6. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It is. You're pretty much looking at a SWB Ford Everest or Ranger Raptor.
     
  7. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    Is it me or does that not look anything like the teaser photos before?
     
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    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Back half looks terrible in those pictures.
     
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    Looks like garbage.
     
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    That A- pillar is dream killer.
     
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    That beautiful rendering will never come to fruition. Let’s be real, this is going to be a styling flop much like the ranger
     
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    Looks like a bobbed ranger.
     
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    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Looks like a fat ass chick in skinny jeans.


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    Yuck.
     
  15. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    I mentioned in the other thread that dealers were shown the Bronco and a friend of mine who works for Ford saw the Bronco and all of them said it was absolutely awesome. Something is going on because Travis has made comments about it essentially stating don't get your hopes up for it, so this is either one of the few versions of it they plan on coming out with or everyone is lying lol. The Bronco Ford had at the car show under wraps was much more body than this one in the photo and actually looked bigger than this one. I'm gonna keep hoping there is more to it than just this one here.
     
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    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    Besides, look at the picture, it is an extra cab Ranger with a short bed and short canopy cover. There is no way that even comes close in being the final product.
     
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    Agreed. The article says it’s a “cobbled together Ranger body” on what I’m guessing is the Bronco’s chassis.
     
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  19. kevinatfms

    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Its a development mule. Let them work the bugs out. Youve seen the clean sheet teaser and know the outline shape. I think its going to be quite rad.
     
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    I can't believe some of you think this is the final product
     
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