Moray Callum's latest retro ride may offer a glimpse into Ford's future.
The automaker's chief designer, a vintage car enthusiast, is cruising around town these days in a black 1976 Bronco SUV. He bought it from an employee at Ford's former Wixom Assembly Plant and says that, out of all the old cars he owns, it's his wife's favorite.
Callum said he loves the simplicity of the original body style and likes how high up passengers sit in the cabin.
"It's very inspirational," he said.
Whether or not some of the vehicle's original features make it into the next model, set to debut in 2020, remains to be seen.
Ford officials have remained mum about many details, despite confirming last week that the off-road SUV would return, along with the midsize Ranger pickup, and be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant.