Earlier this week, Ford released a bit of a highlight video to celebrate the design process behind the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs. And while this sizzle reel did a good job of showcasing the company’s new human-centered design plans, it may have shown us a bit too much. That is because there’s a sketch depicting a Ford Bronco pickup truck hidden among the storyboards showcased in the video. Let the speculation begin.
The images in question can be seen around the 2:00 mark of the video that Ford published on Wednesday. The sketches appear to depict a four-door Ford Bronco pickup from several angles, as well as a few accessories. While some viewers may argue that these sketches depict the SUV in its early stages, we would like to direct you back to the 1:14 mark of the video. In the bottom right corner of the screen, you can see a Ford Bronco pickup truck sketched clear as day.
While the idea of a Bronco pickup may seem a little silly on the surface, it is important to remember that the original Ford Bronco was indeed available in a pickup configuration. Considering how heavily the first-gen model influenced the SUV we see today, this design exercise isn’t all that surprising. Furthermore, the Bronco’s leading competitor in the Jeep Wrangler is technically available as a truck, via the Gladiator.
That said, Ford’s own truck lineup is quite a bit more extensive than what FCA has on offer. With the all-new F-150, Ranger, and Maverick pickup trucks joining the lineup in the coming years (plus its line of medium duty work trucks), the Ford truck family is looking rather crowded. However, previous reports have stated that a Ford Bronco pickup truck can be here as early as 2022.
At this point we only have little evidence to suggest that Ford plans on building a Bronco pickup. That said, the team has clearly already thought about what it might take to make this happen. We all know how much people love their Ford trucks, and how much they love this new off-roader. Would you be interested in a Ford Bronco pickup, or is the Ford truck lineup large enough as it is? Let us know down below.