Ford have revealed that they are working on a mid-size SUV which will be sold in developing markets soon. The vehicle will be making its international debut next year. But recently, images regarding its potential design were doing the rounds on the internet.
It will be based on Ford’s ‘off-road utility’ concept introduced earlier this year. This vehicle is likely to be returning as the Bronco in the US market. For starters, the Bronco was a consistent seller for Ford during its time in the US ranging from 1966 to 1996.
The India-spec version of the vehicle could also be carrying a Mahindra badge. This is under the agreement signed between both parties, with Ford being assigned to build a mid-size SUV for Mahindra. This would not be the first time we will see manufacturers in India sharing powertrains and badging with one another.
Case on point is the Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano. We can also note the Renault Captur and the upcoming Nissan Kicks, given that both are built on the same platform and consist of the same powertrains. Ford did adapt a similar approach in the Chinese market, with their recently launched Territory being based on the Jiangling Motors SS330, carrying only minor details and changes.
We can expect more information to come out during the coming months. When launched, the mid-size SUV will rival the likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and Nissan Kicks to name a few. This SUV will come under Ford’s recently adapted modular small car platform, having both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive architecture.
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