New Ford ‘Baby’ Bronco: This Is (Likely) It, As First Photos Slip Out Early!

Ford hasn’t revealed the name of its so-called Baby Bronco, but the company has apparently let pictures of the crossover slip out far ahead of schedule.

First noticed by Off-Road, the pictures were found on a “publicly accessible part of a Ford website hosting pictures” from the company’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas. While the publication suggests the images show the 2020 Bronco, there seems to be far more similarities with the Baby Bronco which is officially billed as a “rugged small utility.”

As you can see in this comparison, the profile of the crossover is identical to a previous teaser image of the Baby Bronco. All of the key details match up perfectly including the rake of the windshield, the position of the roof rake and even the small angular C-pillar.

The front end is a little different, but the images show the model will have circular headlights with LED daytime running light rings. Interestingly, the lights extend into the grille and effectively replace the chrome bar that is a typically styling feature of Ford trucks.

Further below, we can see a black plastic front bumper and what appears to be two red tow hooks. Other notable styling features include front fender vents, a contrasting roof and aggressive off-road tires.

Ford has been tight-lipped about the Baby Bronco, but the model is expected to arrive sometime after the standard Bronco is launched in 2020. It should hit the market before 2023 and Ford has already said it will target the “growing number of people who love getting away and spending time outdoors with their families and friends.”

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  • Its like a chinese Jeep

  • Honda NSX-R

    Reminds me of a Jeep Renegade in those pics

    • Mr. EP9

      That’s what it will most likely be competing with.

      • Bash

        It better not, at least it should compete with the FJ cruiser.

        • Rj Mansfield

          Baby Bronco is too small to compete with the FJ – Toyota’s ‘rumored’ new FJ Cruiser and fords Bronco would do battle together. Renegade is likely the competition for Baby Brono.

          • Bash

            I agree with that, and this is how it should be. I’m keeping my eye on the Bronco, not so much over the baby version anyway.

  • matrem

    You guys are overlooking the best part: the shadow in the pics is actually the larger, full-fat Bronco.

    • Mike Gauthier

      Good eye, didn’t even notice that

    • Ilbirs

      It’s something that I didn’t notice until someone told me before I read your comment. The full Bronco matches part of its proportions to the ones already seen on the Ranger.

    • Honda NSX-R

      How did I not notice that? *facepalm*

    • MarkoS

      Interesting, I am still not sure. This seems larger than a Focus based crossover like the baby Bronco is supposed to be. The Off-Road version really throws me. Could this be a 4-Door version of the new Bronco and a more hard-core two door accompanies it? Maybe they will give us something at LA.

    • ErnieB

      Give me full fat now!! But this looks pretty darn neat too.. go FORD!!

  • Six_Tymes

    Kudos to Ford for doing something different. I might check this out when in showrooms and consider it

    • Matt

      You have a wide range of cars you want to buy. From Supra to Bronco, what exactly do you want from a car?

  • mick

    That’s the Bronco, the “baby bronco” has more swept up corners on the grille, different headlights, not to mention being smaller.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Oh this is the Smaller “Bronco” the larger one (Bronco) is shadowing the smaller one.

  • TheBelltower

    Nice. Maybe Ford isn’t dead after all!

  • charlotteharry57

    I can understand why Ford wants the Bronco, but is this thing (likely Escape-based) REALLY necessary? Don’t we have enough in this segment already? Talk about model bloat, not just by Ford, but by everyone!

    • Ilbirs

      A possibility for this “baby Bronco” is to compete against Jeep Compass in certain markets in which its presence is justified.

    • Matt

      The Bronco is based on the Ford Everest/Ranger.

  • Shtekeris

    This actually looks cool.

  • pessimatic

    Profile reminds me of a mini Cooper countryman.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I loved that car.

  • GPFan

    Are these 2 (Bronco and baby Bronco) taking too long to come to market?
    Since they’re based on existing architecture I thought they would be developed a litttle quicker

    • Ryan50

      I heard they were struggling to agree on what the Bronco should be: a crossover like the new shitbox Blazer or a true successor to the original Bronco.

      • Mike anonymous

        It seems as though (GLADLY) they are going to be going with the latter.

  • BarryFastCars

    This should just be the next generation Ford Escape. It look roughly C-segment size and the timing is right. I understand this will be a separate model, but it sure would make sense considering how popular the first generation angular Escape was and still is.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Yeah, that looks chunky and good.

  • Blade t

    Disappointed in this, but much better than that new “blazer”..

  • Paul

    I kind of like it. I hope it is a true 4X4 and not just a Compass or Renegade competitor. It looks better than what Chevy did with the new Blazer. That might as well be a tall car like a Kia Soul or such.

  • erly5

    Looks good, just what Ford needs to bolster its lacklustre SUV range at the moment.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      Agreed. Good thing for Ford is that new generations of the Escape and Explorer will be unveiled soon as 2020 models along with the new Bronco and ‘baby’ Bronco. Despite their age, both the Escape and Explorer are still selling well. In the US, the Escape sold 308,296 units in 2017 and has sold 230,500 so far in 2018. The Explorer sold 271,131 units in 2017 and 210,631 units so far in 2018. The Edge sold 142,603 units in 2017 which was a sales record for the model.

  • mihsf

    Ford Flex successor? There are similiraties.

  • MarkoS

    I don’t know, this could be the 4-door version of the Bronco and not the baby Maverick. Either way it makes me think Ford should have taken this approach with the Ranger instead of bringing us the 2012 Ranger for 2019. Either way I like this.

    • Raptorfan

      This for sure is not the “real” Bronco. The Bronco will be build on the Ranger. The shown “Baby” Bronco will share the Chassis with the new Focus (I think).

  • ErnieB

    Loving all of it! Really like the headlights..never been this exited about an American car brand..

  • Nordschleife

    I am hoping not. It’s face reminds me of Pong.

  • Bash

    I Love that!, Hope the interior is on par as well, and this could be my next car for sure.

  • Harry_Wild

    I patiently waiting for the silhouette vehicle, behind the “LIttle BRONCO” that is suppose to be released and in the dealerships Fall 2021! Still 3 years away!

  • MarketAndChurch

    It looks like they’re targeting both the Wrangler, but more so the 4runner.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    is this real life beejay xl?

  • Xavier

    In the photo of the middle the shadow shows the normal Bronco to compare it with the baby Bronco.

    • futures

      Good catch!!

  • Craig

    In the photos it looks like a bigger MINI.

  • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

    This can be named “bronchitis”

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