Spy Photographers Claim to Have Caught a Ford Bronco Mule

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Spy photographers believe they have caught a mule for the upcoming Ford Bronco.

Spied testing alongside prototypes for the new Ford Ranger pickup was this SUV wearing a Ford Everest body. Although our spy photographers’ sources inside Ford wouldn’t confirm, they did hint that it’s likely a Bronco mule that we’re looking at. It is expected that the Bronco will share a number of its components with the new Ranger truck.

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Not much is known about the new Bronco except rumors say it could target the Jeep Wrangler. The nameplate makes a return after a 20-plus-year hiatus and will be built in Michigan. Expect power to come from turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, although diesel and hybrid variants are also possible.

The new Ford Bronco should make its public auto show debut by 2019.

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  • Kamaka

    This would be the current Ford Everest SUV based on the Global Ranger.
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    I’d hide the new mechanicals under this existing body for testing. I’m hoping the new Bronco will look more distinct as the Everest is a pretty conservative design. We can guess since the Everest has 7 seats, 2.0L ecoboost, 2.2L inline 4 diesel, and a 3.2L inline 5 cylinder diesel that they might options for the Bronco. I expect the Ranger will have the 2.5L I4, 3.3L V6, and 3.2L I5 diesel, but the 2.0 ecoboost, 2.3 ecoboost, and 2.7 V6 ecoboost might be options.

  • Paul

    They have been around the block a few times about this over at GMI.