How about a hot Ford Bronco 4x4 rumor?
Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Down Under
Sources say that in the Land Down Under (Australia), Ford is testing a Bronco prototype against a couple of Jeep Wranglers. It is not surprising on the Jeep. They make Jeeps there; they have a factory, and of course, that is some beautiful but hardcore terrain to test it on. Want to get lost in the middle of nowhere? Easy to do in Australia. Lots of places to hide, which explains why there are no images. Ford has been whispering about a new Bronco for, well, quite a few years. The last one was made in 1996. All we can say is that it better be small like the ’66 Broncos, rather than the huge version from the 70’s to the 90’s. Those were boats. I mean, you could off-road in them, but they were massive and cumbersome. (yes, we are going to ignore the Bronco II, which was a gussied up compact Ford Ranger).
We are thinking the next Bronco might be small, or with a short wheelbase if they are trying to compare it directly to a Wrangler. We are sure Ford wants to test their vehicle far from prying eyes. So they probably trailered the machine deep in the outback where not even a bush tracker would go. If you are going to test your new vehicle’s capabilities, you have to test in against a Jeep (the number one off road vehicle on the planet). All we can say is that it must be serious business for Ford to go to such secrecy to test out in the open on real terrain situations. Some sources say the Bronco is under development through its Victorian-based Asia-Pacific Product Development Center. That is where the next Ranger (and thus Bronco) ladder platform is being designed. It is not likely a new Bronco will appear before 2020. However, whatever they are testing, it is going to be nearly impossible to beat a Jeep Wrangler. What's your take on the testing?