To counter, Ford will put the Ranger midsize truck back into production in the near future, but the blue oval has something else on the way: an all-new Ford Bronco.
According to Ford Authority, the iconic Ford Bronco will once again return and be assembled in Michigan along with a reborn Ford Ranger. While General Motors has the upper hand in the midsize truck segment, Chevrolet has nothing at present to punch back at the Bronco.
The Bronco is expected to be a body-on-frame SUV to fill out Ford’s crossover and SUV lineup with a new midsize vehicle. Over at Chevrolet, the brand just finished repositioning the 2018 Equinox as a compact crossover to make room for an all-new midsize crossover, rumored to be called the Blazer.
But, while a rumored Blazer may match the Bronco in size, we’ve heard nothing to pin the Blazer as a body-on-frame SUV. Rather, it’s expected the new midsize Chevrolet will ride on the C1XX platform, which underpins the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5.
Of course, there’s the Chevrolet Trailblazer sold in global markets, but mum is the word on such an SUV to enter the North American market.
With the intel we currently have, it seems the best chance for a true sport utility vehicle to find its way back to General Motors of North America may sit with GMC. After the brand repositioned the 2017 Acadia as a midsize crossover, GM stated it will not vacate the full-size segment.
And we know GMC dealers have been itching for a vehicle to properly match hot Jeep Grand Cherokee sales.