Ford began testing its new crossover

Ford began testing its new crossover

Ford has started testing its new crossover, which has not yet received a name. The first spy photos of the car published edition of Motor1. Among foreign media, the novelty has received the informal name of the Baby Bronco. The main competitor of the car will be the Jeep Renegade. It is expected that for this car can be used names Scout or Adventurer. The Assembly of this model will be manufactured at the plant in Michigan.

The novelty will be built on the same platform as the Escape. According to unofficial data, the car will get a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine. The capacity of the unit will be 180 horsepower. Also customers will be offered a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with recoil 250 horsepower. The crossover will be available with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

As for the standard Bronco SUV, it will be built based on the pickup of Ford Ranger of new generation, which debuted last year at the motor show in Detroit. It is expected that the car will equip the seven-speed manual transmission from Getrag. This transmission will work in conjunction with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. The capacity of the unit will amount to 325 horsepower.

Can later be presented and a hybrid modification to the vehicle. Sales should not begin before 2020. The main competitor of the car will be a Jeep Wrangler.

In late June, Ford has unveiled the new compact crossover, which was released under the revived name of Puma. European sales of the car are designed to take the place between the models of the EcoSport and the Kuga, will begin before the end of the year. The production car will establish the enterprise in Romanian Craiova. The main rival is called crossover Volkswagen T-Roc.