Fact-checking Donald Trump has proven to be a tricky and contentious topic this election season. But sometimes, it leads to the revelation that one of the coolest SUVs of all time is making a comeback.
During the first presidential debate, Trump railed on Ford for moving production of vehicles to Mexico. That prompted executives and employees of the automaker along with representatives of the union to defend the blue oval, and in so doing, announce the return of the Ford Bronco.
Bill Johnson is plant chairman for the United Auto Workers Local 900. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Johnson expressed his regret that small cars like the Ford Focus would now be made in Mexico, but was excited because the introduction of new models to the Michigan assembly line meant that no jobs would be lost.
“We hate to see the products go to Mexico, but with the Ranger and the Bronco coming to Michigan Assembly that absolutely secures the future for our people a lot more than the Focus does,” Johnson said.
The quote was included toward the end of the article, but fans of the famous SUV jumped on it as official confirmation of the Bronco’s return. The Bronco was originally introduced in 1966 and was produced in Michigan for the entirety of its existence before it was discontinued in 1996. Throughout its first life, the Bronco was always a two-door. But there is speculation that the new version will be a four-door to compete with four-door offerings of the Jeep Wrangler.
The SUV above is just a rendering from Bronco6G.com, but if the new Bronco looks anything like that, we won’t be mad. The news is also further proof that 2016 is officially the year of O.J. Simpson, first with the release of multiple TV projects and now the re-release of the car he famously tried to make his getaway in.