Ford Announced 5 New Models in Detroit, Including the Bronco
The Mustang-based Mach E is coming as wellby Ciprian Florea, on
Ford just unveiled the new Explorer at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, but during the press conference it also announced five new models that it will launch over the next 24 months. Three of them are new generations of existing models, while the other two are brand-new nameplates, including a revival of the Bronco.
New Escape, Super Duty, and Transit
The third-generation Escape has been around since 2013, so it’s already six years old as of 2019. This means that a brand-new generation is just around the corner and could break cover by the end of the year.
The crossover was spotted testing many times in 2018 and the camouflage suggest it will share many styling features with the latest Focus hatchback.
It will ride on an all-new platform and feature a 1.5-liter three-cylinder and a 2.0-liter four-banger. The big news is that Ford might also offer a three-row version. The European version will continue to carry the Kuga name.
A new version of the F-Series Super Duty is also on its way to arrive by the end of 2019. The truck will boast significant revisions exterior- and tech-wise, but Ford will also mess with the engines. Word has it the 6.8-liter V-10 won’t make a comeback, but Ford will continue to offer diesel and gasoline V-8s.
In production since 2013, the Transit van will also be redesigned sometime in 2020. This is rather unusual though, as previous generations were sold for more than a decade each. The third-gen van, for instance, remained in production from 2000 to 2014. Not much is known about the next-generation Transit, but it should feature an exterior based on Ford’s current design language and new engines.
Ford has already confirmed the Bronco in 2018 and shows us teasers of the SUV in Detroit. But we’ve already seen them in previous leaks, so we know it will be a little boxy crossover that will most likely compete against the Jeep Renegade.
When will it arrive? Well, Ford has yet to give us a model year.
The Shelby GT500 and the Explorer are already listed as upcoming 2020 vehicles on the website, but the Bronco doesn’t have a year. This could mean that the crossover might arrive for the 2021 model year. The unveiling will probably take place in 2020, but we could see it in late 2019 with a bit of luck.
The fifth vehicles is all-electric and if you’re not all that familiar with the name it’s because it was initially called Mach 1. Yes, it’s that weird crossover reportedly based on the Mustang. The teaser confirms it will borrow styling cues from the pony car and Ford promises more than 300 miles per charge. Expect it to arrive in 2020.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Ford Bronco.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Ford Mach 1.
Read our full review on the 2018 Ford Escape.