Masquerading as a high-riding Fiesta with extended wheel arches and unpainted bumpers, the test mule pictured by motor1.com sported a right-hand drive configuration, suggesting that the production version of what has been dubbed the Baby Bronco could very well be a global model.
Whereas the full-size Bronco, also set to be revived in 2020, will ride on the same T6-plafrom as the Ranger and Everest, its smallest sibling will be underpinned by the new Focus’ C2 architecture, which seemingly contradicts the spied prototype being the crossover given the Fiesta body.
..or next EcoSport?
According to an additional claim by Australia’s caradvice.com.au, the mule could instead be hiding the mechanicals of the all-new EcoSport, which until now has been using the same platform as the previous generation Fiesta. Supporting this theory further is the prototype’s RHD layout and British number plates, as well as the fact that the EcoSport sold on the Old Continent is made at the Blue Oval’s Craiova plant in Romania.
Given that the EcoSport has been on sale since 2012, notwithstanding the facelift it received last year which become available in South Africa back in June, the increased ground clearance of the prototype, as well as the fact that is offered with four-wheel drive, could very well point to its long overdue replacement being tested instead of the Baby Bronco.