Ford Bronco: Through The Generations

Five generations of the Ford Bronco - from the mid-1960s until the mid-90s- has proven its refined style, capabilities, and boldness, continuously bringing the ultimate durable off-roading SUV experience. Since 1965 when the very first Ford Bronco was released as a 1966 model, many advances developed over the 30 years of production, among them a host of quintessential features such a winch, a CB radio, a power take-off, a pot-hole digger, and an auxiliary gas tank. It's been nearly a quarter of a century since the last production of the fan-favorite Ford Bronco, which makes its imminent return even more groundbreaking. The master engineers behind this craftmanship are producing the 2020 Ford Bronco in the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, notably the same plant where previous models were manufactured from the years 1966 through 1996. Housing the best of both worlds, the 2020 Ford Bronco has evolved from a highly capable compact SUV to sharing many specs and handling with the famed Ford F-150. As we prepare for the impending arrival of the 2020 Ford Bronco, it seems apt to reflect on the transformation of this iconic SUV throughout the years. Learn about the Ford Bronco and how it has evolved, and be one of the first to witness this remarkable addition to the mighty Ford lineup here at Donley Ford of Mt. Vernon!

 
The three-door wagon Ford Bronco, designed by Donald Frey and Lee Iacocca, who also designed the Ford Mustang, is known for its daring performance and off-road thrills, pairing perfectly with adventurous lifestyles. From 1966 to 1977, this first-generation model was available in three unique body styles. You could have selected a roadster, a half-cab, or a fan-favorite station wagon Ford Bronco, which began to mold future generation models. The short-lived second-generation model was significantly larger with a removable hardtop and a thirsty V8 engine that was based off the Ford F-100 axle. In 1979, the Ford Bronco ditched the circular headlights for square versions and added a rear lowering window, which became a highly-favored feature.
Unable to match up to the Chevy Blazer and Jeep CJ competition with its expensive fuel tank, Ford revamped and launched the third-generation Bronco from 1980 to 1986. This lighter, slightly smaller model was targeting people in search of a sporty full-size SUV based on the Ford F-150 frame and providing a six-cylinder option for more efficiency. In 1984, a significantly smaller Ford Bronco II was introduced as a compact SUV model targeting young couples and solo drivers, although its saddening saga only lasted six years due to unbalanced proportions that led to several top-heavy rollover lawsuits. However, from 1987 to 1991, the fourth-generation Ford Bronco secured its reputation by tying in with the famous and dependable Ford pickup F-series lineup. Substantial safety features and luxurious trim packages were added to the fourth- and fifth-generation Ford Bronco, and for almost a decade, it continued advancing and thriving. Ultimately, the Ford Bronco was discontinued in 1996 due to more consumer interest in four-door, two-row SUV models, hence the birth of the Ford Expedition.


Ever ceasing and leading its 4x4 class for over three decades, it's hard to believe the 2020 Ford Bronco is almost here. "We've heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive," states Ford's president of the Americas, Joe Hinrich. While holding true to its rugged roots, the revived 2020 Ford Bronco has created a new paradigm in the automotive industry, raising the bar for drivers who crave off-road adventure and excitement. Soon to arrive at your home for iconic Ford SUV models, "The 2020 Ford Bronco", as President Joe Hinrich continues, "will be a no-compromise midsize 4x4 utility for thrill-seekers who want to venture way beyond the city." The entire family will enjoy the ride, whether trekking along a muddy voyage into the mountains, dropping the kids off at soccer practice, or soaring across an old dirt road. As we enter a new era in the digital age, this transfigured 2020 Ford SUV reflects ruggedness with intelligence. You and your loved ones will be able to celebrate the heritage of this SUV model while embracing modern connectivity features that keep you moving with the rest of the world. As we patiently await more information about the 2020 Ford Bronco, the dedicated staff at Donley Ford of Mt. Vernon invites you to contact us and schedule your test drive today. The team of professionals at your home for 2020 Ford SUV models is beyond excited to get you behind the wheel of the revolutionary Ford Bronco once it arrives in our inventory.

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