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2020 Ford Bronco Teased with 2018 Ford Troller Release?


The speculation is rampant on the new 2020 Ford Bronco with everyone trying to guess what it will look like. According to an inside source, there is no reason to speculate any further. Ford put it on display when it unveiled the Brazilian market 2018 Ford Troller recently.

Billed as a Jeep Wrangler fighter in Brazil, the 2018 Ford Troller is meant to handle a long day in the jungle. With its diesel powertrain and easy to rinse interior, it is a very utilitarian SUV that a Ford engineer told Gear Patrol will be the next Ford Bronco.

 “If you’re familiar with the Troller, out of Brazil, that’s the basic concept, but it’ll look like a four-door version of that,” the source told Gear Patrol.

He goes on to say the look isn’t quite finalized yet.

“They just commissioned another design study, because they feel it looks too much like a Wrangler,” the source added.

Further, the source and publication say the new mid-size SUV will start at around $30,000 and will come with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine along with a hybrid variant.

Plus, Ford is using the Jeep Wrangler as its comparison vehicle except for rock crawling. The new 2020 Ford Bronco will merely match everything the Wrangler has except for the massive wheel articulation to climb over boulders.

We also suspect it will be made out of aluminum and feature a mix of 4×4 capability and everyday driver. It will be more like the Toyota 4Runner in that regard.

Sadly, Ford Motor Company is being really tight lipped on this new SUV and we don’t have any concrete statements to back up this speculation. The only things we really know is the new Bronco will be built at the same plant the new 2019 Ford Ranger will be produced at and it will come to market in 2020.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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  1. Chris Kreschollek December 2, 2017

    As always, first to want one, last to get one. Lets make this different.

  2. John December 10, 2017

    Ford would be complete idiots to give us a troller… they say they know what a Bronco should be then they offer us a removable roof, as far as I’m aware a completely removable top to some degree has always been on a Bronco. Personally I’d prefer to have a full removable top across the entire vehicle like the wrangler offers and it’d bettered have solid axles like the wrangler offers anything less sand you’re no longer competing in the wrangler class. I’m really insulted that they’d claim they know then say it’ll have a removable roof that’d be like saying we’re building a convertible then showing us a sunroof saying is the same thing. I can smell Ford’s “Bronco” labeled troller flop if they actually are dumb enough to do this

    1. Andre December 20, 2017

      The demand here in Brazil is very different compared to US, we don’t like gas engine as you guys ( every truck here is diesel and the gas ones has small engines and are “shitty” versions ) and a bunch of others things our offroad scene is bassically MUD, florests, rivers, jungles…. no rock crawler here and blablablabla…. so, don’t worry about a Troller copy ( because its a composite car too ) ( i have one, 3.2 diesel 330hp )

      1. Steve Barron March 14, 2018

        It’s not that you don’t like gas engines, it is just you can’t afford it in BRAZIL with gas prices so high.

  3. T C March 15, 2018

    Tired of looking at plastic. Engineer’s have no idea who their buyers are.

  4. Frank Lanzisera December 10, 2018

    Troller roller, looks like umm…crap. If this is what the Bronc will look like, we’ll forget it. Good luck.


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