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Jim Farley Is Waiting For Ford Of Europe To Decide On Bronco

Ford CEO Jim Farley is not utterly ruling out sending the Ford Bronco to Europe. He thinks it will be a competitor in opposition to the Land Rover Defender.

“I’m just waiting for these guys [Ford of Europe] to make up their mind,” Farley informed Auto Express on the Goodwood Revival.

The reporter additionally requested if the Ford CEO thought the Bronco would work in Europe. “Absolutely, it works. I see all these Defenders around – absolutely. I think it would work fine.”

The comparability to the Defender is apt as a result of it is similar to the Bronco when it comes to exterior footprint.

  Ford Bronco 2-Door Land Rover Defender 2-Door Ford Bronco 4-Door Land Rover Defender 4-Door
Length 173.7 inches 170.2 inches 189.4 inches 187.4 inches
Wheelbase 100.4 inches 101.9 inches 116.1 inches 118.9 inches

The Defender is offered with extra engine choices than the Bronco. In the UK, consumers can get the Land Rover with 249 horsepower (183 kilowatts) to 525 hp (386 kW), and there are many selections in between. The Bronco has both 300 hp (224 kW) or 330 hp (246 kW) in the intervening time. The Raptor will add a 3rd, extra highly effective choice.

Before any European readers run all the way down to their native Ford showroom to place a deposit down on a Bronco, needless to say the SUV’s arrival in Europe shouldn’t be going to occur very quickly, if it happens in any respect. The Blue Oval is already experiencing manufacturing points which can be delaying deliveries to American prospects. Plus, the automaker is allegedly making issues extra difficult by including the Raptor.

Ford has at the very least taken the easy step of registering a trademark for Bronco within the European Union and different markets world wide. This retains different automakers from swooping in and utilizing the title on a automobile.

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