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Supposed Ford designer claims new Bronco will be a rebadged four-door Everest


Confirmed at the North American International Auto Show this week for production in 2020 after a 20 plus year hiatus, hopes that the revived Ford Bronco would return to its roots might possibly have been dashed by a man claiming it will merely be a rebadged four-door version of the current Everest.

According to reports, the man, who claims to be a designer at Ford and goes by the username FordDesignBurner, alleged in a "Ask me Anything" session on Reddit that the Bronco, which will use the same underpinnings as the Ranger T6 based Everest, will only differ slightly from the latter but in essence remain the same.

When asked to provide proof of his affiliation with Ford, the designer, who claims to work at the Blue Oval's Product Development Centre in Dearborn, Michigan, supplied a copy of his facility identification card and signature, stating, "I also have to tell you that this AMA is not in any way sanctioned by management, I am doing this because I am a Ranger owner".

He also claimed that the Americanised version of the Ranger will indeed touch down by 2019 as confirmed in Detroit, that it will be offered in both super and double cab bodystyles, receive only minor styling tweaks and possibly use the 10-speed automatic gearbox that debut with the refreshed F150.

No further details were however revealed.


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