A fresh report out of Australia suggests Ford has "no plans" to build the upcoming new Bronco (nor the so-called “baby Bronco") in right-hand drive.
According to motoring.com.au, both models will be produced at the Blue Oval brand’s Michigan plant (alongside the Ranger) in the United States … in left-hand drive only (for the time being, at least).
“There’s nothing to announce. There are currently no plans in place for right-hand-drive Bronco,” Kay Hart, Ford Australia president and CEO, told the publication.
She added the firm thus did “not currently” have any plans to offer either of the upcoming SUVs Down Under.
“Clearly, it is going to be a great vehicle, but we are extremely happy with the performance of Ranger here.
“That’s not to say we don’t continually look at other products within Ford, but Ranger is doing such a fantastic job here. We’re happy with the line-up as it stands, but that’s not to say we wouldn’t look to add to the range in future,” Hart said.
Interestingly, the Bronco is set to ride on the same T6 platform that underpins both the Ranger bakkie and the Everest SUV.
The baby Bronco, meanwhile, also looks set to be offered in left-hand-drive only. In November 2018, a global trademark application suggested Ford could revive the “Puma” nameplate for this model after earlier reports suggested the new small SUV would be called the “Maverick”…
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