Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday November 15, 2018
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2018, 11:08 AM   #1
Skylab
n00b Moderator
Moderator
 
Member#: 4263
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Encinitas
Default Ford Announces Baby Bronco Will Be Based On The Focus




The rugged SUV will share components with the next-generation Escape.


Fordís shift to SUV and pickup-only model range in the United States will bring a brand new rugged small utility vehicle to the market. Itís currently being referred to as the baby Bronco, and a new report indicates it will be based on the platform that underpins the new generation Focus.

Basically, that architecture is what the MQB is to Volkswagen Ė a smart, modular platform, which will be used for many new models from the Blue Oval from multiple segments. It will also underpin the next-generation Escape SUV, as well as the aforementioned baby Bronco, which will feature ďoff-road positioning and imageryĒ and will be slightly more expensive, as Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of product development and purchasing, explained speaking at an investor conference in New York.


Expected to debut sometime next year or in 2020, the new vehicle will come with a design inspired by Fordís classic mid-1960s Bronco off-roader. Itís important to note that this is not the body-on-frame Bronco revival planned for 2020, but a smaller model sharing most of its technologies and, likely, its powertrain options with the next-gen Escape. These include mostly four-cylinder turbocharged motors.


Another crossover-style wagon and hatchback will be positioned below the baby Bronco. Itís called the Focus Active and features crossover-inspired plastic body details and raised suspension, in the same vein as the Subaru Outback. It will share a number of components from the suspension and body construction with the baby Bronco.

The Focus Active will be the only version of the fourth-generation Focus to be offered in the United States. Europe also gets a traditional hatchback and wagon, as well as plush Vignale and sporty ST-Line variants. ST and hybrid flagship RS models are planned for the future, but not much is known about them at the moment.

https://www.motor1.com/news/261928/f...-platform/amp/
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Skylab is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 08-10-2018, 11:19 AM   #2
KoalaSlim
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94002
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kirkwood
Default

What a fantastic opportunity to revive the Bronco name-plate.
KoalaSlim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 01:13 PM   #3
Masterauto
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 198376
Join Date: Dec 2008
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Delaware
Vehicle:
17 Alfa GiuliaTi S
Nissan GT-R 15, STI 15

Default

Hokus Pokus a tall 4 wd Focus, Ford also bragged it would be a very high profit item
Line up a $35k eco sport
https://goo.gl/images/v4ZhRE
Masterauto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #4
[email protected]
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 88758
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: MAIC
Vehicle:
2019 Mustang
PP2

Default

We are all going to miss Raj...well besides whoever he allegedly harassed.
302@12psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 02:21 PM   #5
4S-TURBO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 67807
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Castle Grayscale
Vehicle:
:::: Make Subarus
Weird Again

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
We are all going to miss Raj...well besides whoever he allegedly harassed.
Meat2
4S-TURBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.