We knew they were coming, but now it’s official. At its 2017 Detroit Auto Show press conference, Ford announced that the Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup will be returning to the US market soon. We still have very few details on either model.
Ford also confirmed that both models will be built at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. The Ranger will arrive for 2019, with the Bronco following in 2020. The two models are expected to be built on a shared body-on-frame platform, creating a midsize SUV and a midsize pickup. The Ranger is currently sold in other markets; we’re likely to get the next-generation model when it arrives in the US.
Ford also used the Detroit press conference to show the refreshed 2018 F-150 and recap its plans to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles by 2021, including hybrid versions of the Mustang and F-150. Ford also reemphasized that it is poised to be come a mobility company, referencing its investment in Chariot, partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, and plans to build and sell autonomous vehicles.