- More buyers are shifting toward fuel efficient and smaller SUVs
- Ford’s EcoBoost tech is allowing SUVs to have the fuel efficiency of a small sedan with the power of a midsize one
- Ford has announced they will launch 4 new SUVs to their lineup soon, but what could they be?
Ford has recently made a big announcement about their new product lineup! The blue oval plans on adding four new SUV’s to their lineup in the near future, which naturally has us here at Ford Addict excited! Ford is known for making some innovative and game changing products (i.e. the original Mustang, the aluminum F-150, to name a few), so what exciting new stuff will they have planned?
It is noted that “millennials” have been gravitating toward smaller SUVs, and not larger sedans of the past. The capabilities of a newer Ford SUVs, matched with the advanced fuel efficiency of the EcoBoost engine family has created a boom in the market. More and more young families, and even baby boomers are looking for efficient SUVs. Ford has decided to expand their lineup to fit the markets needs!
Rumors have been circulating that since Ford already makes small, midsize, and large SUV’s, a compact one might join the stable. Ford does sell another SUV based on the Fiesta compact in other markets called the EcoSport. This SUV is powered by the same engines offered in the current Fiesta, including the superb 1.0L EcoBoost. We’d love to see this crossover on the roads soon!
So if the EcoSport comes stateside, that covers the Compact-Full Size categories. But what about a Wrangler competitor? We think there is a possibility of the Bronco returning! Ford Addict’s like us have been anxiously anticipating the return of the beloved Bronco nameplate ever since it was discontinued in 1996. Imagine a modern version of the tough Bronco, but with all the modern Four-Wheel-Drive tech that has been developed in Ford’s SUV and Pickup lineup in the past 20 years! Selectable AdvanvceTrac 4WD that could be modified to fit Off-Road specific conditions, not to mention rough weather, would be a dream.
Bronco fans have already started making renderings of what they want the next one to look like. And maybe, just maybe, someone over at Ford Performance will get their hands on the Bronco, and tweak it just slightly, to make it into a rock-crawling, sand dune jumping, Raptor-like vehicle. Could this vehicle be, dare we say, unstoppable?
As for the other two vehicles, we are not sure what Ford has planned. We can dream, but until then, we here at Ford Addict will sit patiently waiting for Ford’s big announcement that our beloved Bronco off-roader will make a triumphant return in our showrooms, driveways, and hearts. But until that day comes, lets enjoy the Raptor!