The Ford Bronco’s Baby Brother Has Been Delayed, But Not for Too Long

A report gives us Ford’s latest timeline to start production of the new Bronco Sport.

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The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic fallout has thrown off new product development timelines at every automaker. The most notable may be Ford, which had been expecting to be flexing right nowafter successful Bronco and Bronco Sport launches, and preparing for the next-generation F-150 that was set to arrive this summer. Those Bronco launches, quite obviously, didn’t happen. Now, we’re starting to learn some news about when Ford will bring those

The very-well-informed Automotive News is reporting that the start of production for the Bronco Sport — the smaller, Escape-based, crossover version once referred to as the “Baby Bronco” — has been pushed back two months, to September 2020. The report suggests the Bronco Sport will go on sale this fall, ahead of the full off-roading Bronco in 2021.

There’s no mention of when the Bronco Sport reveal will happen — though much of the information about the Bronco Sport was revealed already. We’ve also seen the leaked photos of the new vehicle. Depending on one’s perspective, it either looks like a rugged competitor for cars like the Jeep Renegade, or some combination of the second-generation Ford Escape and Land Rover Freelander. We dig it — but at always, we’ll wait to see how it looks on the streets before rendering final judgement.

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