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Old February 11th, 2016, 03:13 PM
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Ford confirms 4 new SUV nameplates -- is Bronco one of them? - Roadshow

Interesting how this will play out over the next few years. Reborn Bronco, Reborn Defender, New Wrangler
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Old February 11th, 2016, 06:44 PM
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Please Ford - bring back the diesel Excursion.

And a Bronco on a mid size platform would be sweet too!
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With the surging popularity of the newest Wranglers, I'm surprised it's taken this long bring back the Bronco. Hopefully it won't fail like the Toyota FJ.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 07:57 PM
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The FJ didn't fail at all. Toyota knew when to walk away from the table unlike Dodge and their PT Cruiser.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 08:16 PM
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Hopefully it won't fail like the Toyota FJ.
LOL! I have watched the FJCruiser and what people think of it. I think "fail" is a bit strongly worded. It was successful and has its own little cult following. I classify it as a success and one of the most capable out of the box...isn't that what we all hope to find?
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Old February 11th, 2016, 08:26 PM
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Please Ford - bring back the diesel Excursion. And a Bronco on a mid size platform would be sweet too!
The excursion was a white elephant

Everyone wanted but nobody bought.

No need for it now with the expedition xl. Same size, more refined for the soccer moms, and less $
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Old February 11th, 2016, 08:57 PM
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The excursion was a white elephant

Everyone wanted but nobody bought.

No need for it now with the expedition xl. Same size, more refined for the soccer moms, and less $
Damn, I forgot that Ford made an Expedition XL. It looks good at least on the Ford site. But I don't see any in our area where you can't drive 100 ft and not see a GM Sub/Yukon/Escalade. I've driven the new Suburban and it seems way more soccer mom'ish than my 2010.

The Excursion diesel used market seems decent enough - $20k for ones in the 100k + range. I looked at one a year ago but the interior just wasn't as nice as our Suburban. My Chevy is paid off and it works well so honestly I'll just drive it into the ground. But...if Ford made a diesel full size SUV I might be very tempted to look at it :D
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Old February 11th, 2016, 09:29 PM
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The FJ didn't fail at all. Toyota knew when to walk away from the table unlike Dodge and their PT Cruiser.
Point taken, guess I was more commenting on how it was pulled off the market as sales started to decline. But isn't that a failure? Both Jeep and Rover continued to evolve their models and stay relevant, Toyota threw in the towel. Don't get me wrong the FJ is/was capable, but it was short-lived - I hope the new Bronco and Defender don't end up short-lived as well.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 11:30 PM
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I've never been in an FJ but I understand that it had a flaw in the seatbelt mount. The NTSB did not like the way the seatbelt bolted to the door.
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I've never been in an FJ but I understand that it had a flaw in the seatbelt mount. The NTSB did not like the way the seatbelt bolted to the door.
long ago I drove my boss's FJ. It was really nice only issue I had was I think the A pillar causing a blind spot.
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I had an FJ - good truck liked it a lot. Great off road too.
I think they will bring it bacon some form as a land cruiser (i'm purely guessing)

BTW they are still in production and sold in S.A. and Australia as well as other markets
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BTW they are still in production and sold in S.A. and Australia as well as other markets
Doesn't that sound familiar! ;-)
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Doesn't that sound familiar! ;-)
Totally.. Seems manufacturers keep the products that DON'T suck going even when we're to stupid to realize it.
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Zero issues with mine and for those of us 5'9" or shorter you can sleep in the back if needed.
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The new Bronco will almost certainly be a US homologated version of the Everest sold in Australia and southeast Asia. Why do I think this? It shares its underpinnings and powertrain with the Ranger which has been confirmed for the US for around 2020 model year.

They currently have 3.2L diesel power but it will most certainly get one of the petrol V6 or EcoBoost I4 engines for the US. Would be nice if they homologated the diesel as well but with all the aftertreatment, the investment to do so will be high.

Looks like it should be a pretty decent off-roader and I will be happy to see if come here.
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The new Bronco will almost certainly be a US homologated version of the Everest sold in Australia and southeast Asia. Why do I think this? It shares its underpinnings and powertrain with the Ranger which has been confirmed for the US for around 2020 model year. They currently have 3.2L diesel power but it will most certainly get one of the petrol V6 or EcoBoost I4 engines for the US. Would be nice if they homologated the diesel as well but with all the aftertreatment, the investment to do so will be high. Looks like it should be a pretty decent off-roader and I will be happy to see if come here.
I thought the Everest was the rebadged Explorer. No?
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I thought the Everest was the rebadged Explorer. No?
Nope. IFS, solid rear axle, locking rear diff, "terrain response" etc.



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The new Bronco will almost certainly be a US homologated version of the Everest sold in Australia and southeast Asia. Why do I think this? It shares its underpinnings and powertrain with the Ranger which has been confirmed for the US for around 2020 model year.

They currently have 3.2L diesel power but it will most certainly get one of the petrol V6 or EcoBoost I4 engines for the US. Would be nice if they homologated the diesel as well but with all the aftertreatment, the investment to do so will be high.

Looks like it should be a pretty decent off-roader and I will be happy to see if come here.
I want a new Ranger badly. I am not a Ford guy by any means but it is a sweet truck.
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Awesome! I hope it's cool like the 1st gen.
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