I will say Ford has done a good keeping what they are doing under wraps. Not that I'm happy about it.
While I used the words "reminds me of.." it doesn't mean that it does not evoke the '65 Bronco - that's the whole point of going retro like J Mays did with the Thunderbird. What you may have failed to notice though was the rounded front end when viewed from the side, as well as the lack of the bulge on the hood both of which are more LR90 than '65 Bronco. I was referring specifically to the renders which Ryukein clarified it won't be like.
Here's how I can help you with some visual clues:
Ford Bronco Render/Concept: (sideview)
Land Rover 90: (sideview)
Ford Bronco 1965: (sideview)
Now let's try frontal 3/4th view where you'll notice a lack of the side fender 'ridge' on the 2020 Bronco and LR90 compared to the original Bronco
Ford Bronco Render/Concept: (frontal 3/4th) see the hood bulge and rounded fenders
Land Rover 90: (frontal 3/4th) see the hood bulge and rounded fenders
Ford Bronco 1965: (frontal 3/4th) no hood bulge and ridged fenders
Let's try this again. Side by side with original and render. Note what I was specifically talking about - front end when viewed from the side. Definitely can remind you of LR90:
Also, while you only "clearly" saw Honda instead of VW Golf Mk1, it is a known fact Japanese car designs were heavily derivative in that era - and most surely a lot of them inspired by Euro competitors. Peace
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Originally Posted by Col. David Crockett
Source Confirms 2020 Ford Bronco Two-Door and Four-Door Variants, What Is Redback?
A credible insider source has a frame shipping slip that describes Ford Bronco 3DR and 5DR models. In other words, the source claims that the upcoming Ford Bronco will be available in two-door or four-door configurations. The truck frame shipment is going from Canada for Ford of Australia. It includes truck frames for the Ford Ranger, Ford Bronco, and a model labeled as “Redback” (more on this below).
2020 Ford Bronco
It makes sense that the new Ford Bronco would offer both two-door and four-door configuration, if it aims to be a serious off-roader and compete on equal footing with the likes of the Jeep Wrangler. Ford officially release just two images for the upcoming Bronco. You see both of them in this article.
What is the Ford Redback? The shipping slip lists “Redback” under the Model designation alongside the Ranger and Bronco. Historically, there is a high performance exhaust system in the Australian market for the Ford Ranger pickup truck and other Ford vehicles. As far as we can tell, the Redback exhaust is not sold directly by Ford.
Could Ford be considering a special performance version of the Ranger and/or the Bronco with a Redback designation? We do not have more information on it at this time.
One thing is clear – the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Ford Bronco are highly anticipated by truck and off-road enthusiasts everywhere. We look forward to learning more and driving these machines as soon as possible.