We may be a few years away from the new Ford Bronco, but mules for the next-generation SUV are already undergoing testing in Australia, Motoring reports.
This is all happening in Australia because the Bronco will be based on the next-generation Ford Ranger pickup platform, which also underpins the Ford Everest SUV currently on sale in a number of world markets.
According to Motoring, the next-gen Bronco will be based on a shortened version of the updated T6 ladder frame platform that will debut in 2018, though Bronco production for the U.S. market will take place in the U.S., a detail that was confirmed by a UAW representative a couple of months ago.
This also means the Bronco is likely to share much of the Ford Ranger's mechanicals, though when it comes to U.S.-market engines, it's too soon to make any predictions.
Motoring notes the next-gen Ranger and Bronco are likely to receive four-cylinder and five-cylinder diesels, while the U.S. Bronco is likely to receive a gasoline V-6.