Chevrolet fans for years now have been calling for a true body-on-frame SUV with off-road performance, but alas, General Motors hasn’t given us indication such a vehicle is coming. Meanwhile, Jeep continues to grow and the Wrangler goes unchecked.
Now, Ford is ready to grab a slice of the SUV pie. The automaker invited our sister publication Ford Authority to grab a sneak peek at the 2020 Ford Bronco and an unnamed mini-Bronco SUV. Both have Jeep square in its sights.
By 2020, Ford said it will introduce four new truck and SUV nameplates as it places bets on a shrinking passenger car market and allocates resources for utility vehicles. Meanwhile, we know Chevrolet may revive the Blazer… as a front-wheel-drive mid-size crossover.
To be fair, that name is allegedly not official yet, but previous signs have pointed to the “Blazer” name gracing a vehicle similar to the GMC Acadia.
Ford’s teaser image for the 2020 Bronco shows a decidedly upright shape with what appears to be a spare tire at the rear. All signs point to a retro-inspired design of the new Bronco. The smaller off-road SUV boasts a modern look with round headlights and a “Ford” nameplate spelled across the grille. Otherwise, the teaser sketch is covered in darkness.
With the SUV wars getting hotter, we wonder if GM has something planned after all. With the Hummer brand now defunct, Chevrolet or GMC will need to carry the torch, and Chevrolet seems like a better candidate as GMC pushes further into premium territory.