Bronco based pickup rumors swirl once more as Ford is caught testing a Jeep Gladiator

Might we get a pickup in the Bronco family?

6w ago

In a striking find by The Drive, Ford was caught testing a Jeep Gladiator, spurring on the likelihood of a Bronco pickup. Though, this wouldn't be too shocking given the many rumors and leaks that have come about over the past weeks.

According to The Drive, a Jeep Gladiator Mojave was found in a Ford property wearing Michigan manufacturer plates. The interesting part of this is the manufacturer plates, which are only available to automakers. These plates are used for their pre-production vehicles, press vehicles, and other uses of that nature. In other words, Ford has gotten this vehicle straight from Jeep for testing of their own.

The rumor mill has suggested that the name for the possibly-upcoming Bronco truck would the the Warthog. The Warthog is said to be powered by a 3.0L EcoBoost engine, which is also said to be arriving anywhere between 2023-2025.

However, we already knew that. What we didn't know is what the Bronco truck would be focused on (offroading, capability, etc). Though, now we get a pretty good idea, judging by the trim of Gladiator Ford has chosen as their test car. Ford went for the Mojave trim, which is Jeep's self-acclaimed "desert rated" pickup. This means that Ford is very possibly aiming for a desert-biased Bronco pickup, or at the very least create a desert-focused trim.

And yet, as promising as this all looks, there's nothing from Ford that confirms anything, so take all of this with a grain of salt.

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Comments (16)

  • They could just be testing it because it’s competition against the f150

      1 month ago
    • The gladiator isn't really F150 competition. Its in a completely different size class. Its more of a competitor to things like the Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, and Honda Ridgeline

        1 month ago
  • If it is another oversized and overpriced pickup with a tiny box on the back forget it.

    If they base it off the 2 door Bronco and make the bed large enough to fit a 2X4 without having to stand it on its end I will think about it.

      1 month ago
  • The Warthog, really?

      1 month ago
  • Don't forget that Land Rover have caved into everyone's demands to produce a pickup truck version of the new Defender as well.

      1 month ago
  • Why would they make a bronco pickup if they have the ranger

      1 month ago
    • Diversity? Or the fact that the Ranger doesn’t have an extreme off-road version in America.

        1 month ago
    • Why would they make the Jeep pick up when they have the Ram pick ups? Some people want something different.

        1 month ago