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Ford's Concept Bronco

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 82diesel, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. 82diesel

    82diesel 1/2 ton status

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    Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    http://media.ford.com/newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=16642

    Not a full sized truck but it is an idea.

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    For a more open-air ride, the Bronco concept's roof is made up of two separate sections, the rear portion of which can be removed. Roll bar accents can then be attached for a look that recalls a Baja racer or the customized "Baja Broncos" Ford offered in the 1970s.


    Powered by a 2liter turbo Diesel

    delivers 128 horsepower and a peak torque of 244 foot-pounds. Using Ford's overboost function generates an even higher torque of 258 foot-pounds for a limited time under full throttle.
     
  2. the excuse

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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    engine sounds cool. looks kind of like a early bronco and a newer range rover.
     
  3. tRustyK5

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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    That's pretty cool...but I'll bet it's IFS and IRS /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    Ack! Ugly...Looks like they just put a new front clip and about 30 lbs of bondo on an old bronco
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    side view reminds me of a small H2, thumbs down.
     
  6. CHEVY 4WD

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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

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    engine sounds cool. looks kind of like a early bronco and a newer range rover.

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    EXCALLY what I though
     
  7. Corey 78K5

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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    If You read the artical it states that it is has front wheel drive and when traction is lost power is deverted to the rear wheels /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Sounds like a Ford Escape to Me /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Looking at the under side of it as tRusty stated it apears to have both front and rear ifs /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif again like the Escape /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
    So I would say it's nothing more than a reskined Escape that should really please the die hard blue ovel boys /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    This is all the more reason I hope like hell that Chevy never brings back the K5 or Blazer name cause it would probably just as big an abortion as Ford would make in building this so called "Bronco" /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

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    If You read the artical it states that it is has front wheel drive and when traction is lost power is deverted to the rear wheels

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    sounds kinda like 203 in non-loc hi or lo range
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

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    side view reminds me of a small H2, thumbs down.

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    Yeah looks like a hummer humped a mini-cooper
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    Looks kinda like the Honda Element.
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    That boxy Honda has got to be one of the UGLIEST vehicles on the road
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    Looks like a Scout, but it's way uglier then any Scout I have ever seen.
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    Looks neat in a bizarro, Blade Runner way. But it is probably just an Escape by another name. IFS, IRS - what a lame way to reintroduce an old name.
     
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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

    I kinda like the new Jeep concept though.

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    Re: Ford\'s Concept Bronco

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    I saw this one in a copy of Bronco Driver Magazine from late '03. It's obviously just a photochop concept, but Ford could make this happen w/ their partnership with Land Rover using the D90 platform.

    Also, let's not forget the publicity or popularity of Jeep's Rubicon. I'm sure other US manufacturer's would love to take a chunk of the new 4wd market Jeep currently dominates.

    I'd personally love to see either of these concepts built, but only if they have live front/rear axles and 2-speed t-case and at least a V-8 option. But, then again I did get the first taste of 4-wheeling in a '76 Bronco I bought when I was 15.

    Realistically, with all the roll-over tests and negative publicity Ford received from that a few years back, I don't believe a new "small" Bronco is likely to happen. And even if it did, it'd probably end up only being a watered down version to appeal to a wider market.
     

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