Report: Ford Will Bring Out the Explorer and F-Series Before the Bronco

What about the Baby Bronco?

Ford confirms baby Bronco coming
The best official view we’ve seen so far of the 2020 Ford Bronco. [Photo: Ford]

There’s still a wait in store to see the all-new Ford Bronco. Here’s what Ford has in store before that reveal.

We’ve known for awhile now that the upcoming Ford Bronco is coming sometime in 2020. On that basis, it’s not surprising that’s latest discovery reinforces that timeframe. What is noteworthy, however, is that the recent report uncovering Ford’s product timeline mentions the new Explorer and the new F-Series prior to the Bronco. 

Earlier this year, we attended the “Ford Uncovered” event, where the company outlined what will come out before 2020. Now, this firms up the order in which we’ll see the new vehicles. We’ll see the Explorer first, followed by the F-Series, then — after all that wait — we’ll see the Bronco. We’ve been seeing more spy shots of the 2020 Ford Explorer floating around, so we’re confident it will show its face soon. The Explorer will likely debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in a few weeks.

The 2020 Ford Explorer will return to a rear-wheel drive platform in its sixth generation. [Photo: Ford]

Beyond Ford’s Explorer Reveal

Beyond that, mentions a “significantly revised full-sized pickup” in the coming calendar year. As both GM and Ram gear up to fully reveal their new heavy duty trucks, it stands to reason they’re talking about the new Super Duty. In October, we received information from a fleet management website that 2020 production will begin in November 2019. Not only that, but a new hybrid F-150 could make the rounds in the next few months as well. 

Ford confirms baby Bronco is coming
When will ford debut the ‘Baby Bronco’? [Photo: Ford]

It’s also unclear at the moment where the Baby Bronco stands in all this. Ford promised a small SUV back in March. Then someone leaked a pretty revealing image of the small off-roader, so that could also show up in next year’s round of auto shows. We’ll have to wait and see. As it stands, the Ford Bronco is still on track for a 2020 reveal, likely as a 2021 model. 

Stay tuned for more updates as this story develops!