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    Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator
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    Tom Lassa
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    Ford is planning to launch a pickup truck based on the 2021 Bronco SUV to compete with the just-minted Jeep Gladiator. The Ford Bronco pickup truck is scheduled for production in July 2024, according to AutoForecast Solutions, which indicates design and engineering began no more than a few months before the Jeep pickup launched. That launch date would be well within the lifecycle of the upcoming 2021 Bronco, a Ranger-based Jeep Wrangler competitor. Another source notes that with both a Ranger Raptor (based on the next-generation of that midsize pickup) and the Focus-based unibody 2021 Ford Courier on the way, he doesn’t expect the Bronco pickup earlier than calendar 2022.
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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Hopefully GM will counter with a similar variant of the rumored 2022 GMC Jimmy

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    That's a lot of trucks all around the same size, I get that they will be very different buyers, but still, I anxiously await sales reports for these.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    I strongly suspect that Bronco sales will be very, very strong for the first several years. It’s a really wise idea imo to take advantage of that with the wagon initially and gradually add other body styles into the mix as time goes on the keep volume steady until things stabilize.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    My .02...its going to take some sort of monumental screw up by FCA for either the Bronco and for damn sure a hypothetical Jimmy to take any significant volume from the Wrangler. So my advice to GM and Ford...find your own niche, dont try to copy Jeep, make your own way.
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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    The built in fan base for a new Bronco is so large, and what makes a Bronco a Bronco so distinctive, that the idea that Ford would blunder so badly as to chase Jeep directly seems, thankfully, unlikely. I’m not sure how Jimmy moves into the market with a clearly defined footprint of it own though. What is and what is not a Jimmy is definitely less clearly defined than a Wrangler or a Bronco.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Almost makes a Ranger Raptor pointless. I was really hoping to see a Ranger Raptor...
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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    What is the point behind this? There was never a Bronco pickup, Jeep at least had heritage to draw on and a segment to fill with Ram being the only pickup FCA offered. Use the offroad bits and make a Ranger Raptor like someone else suggested.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Quote Originally Posted by PastorChevyGuy View Post
    What is the point behind this? There was never a Bronco pickup, Jeep at least had heritage to draw on and a segment to fill with Ram being the only pickup FCA offered. Use the offroad bits and make a Ranger Raptor like someone else suggested.
    First gen Bronco did offer a pickup version

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    What does the other GM site say about this product? They seem to be more in touch with what is really going on behind the scenes in the automotive world than others, this place included in the others category.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator
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    Gotta-love auto writers - the new Jeep Gladiator is now “just-minted”. And the new Ranger will not compete, it will “battle” with the Gladiator.
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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Quote Originally Posted by PastorChevyGuy View Post
    What is the point behind this? There was never a Bronco pickup, Jeep at least had heritage to draw on and a segment to fill with Ram being the only pickup FCA offered. Use the offroad bits and make a Ranger Raptor like someone else suggested.
    The Bronco ‘Half Cab’ pickup is a lauded part of the Bronco heritage. You can expect to pay a premium for one compared to a wagon and it predates any notion of a CJ or Wrangler based pickup.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    I'm all for GM like the majority of you here but I'm also a realist.

    What makes you guys think ANYTHING remotely similar to the Wrangler and Bronco is coming from GM? ...and also, where is the factual info that the Jimmy name is returning? If anything I'd guess Jimmy would be applied to a GMC version of Chevy's Blazer CUV if it was coming back.
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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    Gotta-love auto writers - the new Jeep Gladiator is now “just-minted”. And the new Ranger will not compete, it will “battle” with the Gladiator.
    Sounds like a GM press release with all their "BMW fighter, Lexus fighter" blah blah lol.

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    Re: Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Battle Jeep Gladiator

    I'm trying to imagine a pickup truck version of the Jimmy. Are there plans for this product in development now?

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