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LEAKED: This Is The Ford Bronco Sport!

Behold Ford's baby Bronco.

Few vehicles are as hotly anticipated in 2020 as the Ford Bronco. Scheduled to be revealed later this year, the Bronco should be a thrilling off-road rival for the Jeep Wrangler, removable roof and all. After leaked photos of the Bronco surfaced just a few days ago, we didn't think any more exciting news would emerge until the reveal. Well, we were wrong.

Leaked photos of the smaller Ford Bronco Sport (formerly called the baby Bronco/Maverick) have appeared on Bronco Sport Forum. This example is painted in a new color called "Area 51," which should also be available on the larger Bronco and was revealed in another leak of exterior colors.

We have no reason to believe these pictures aren't legitimate because the design matches the leaked images from back in 2018. The boxy shape gives the new model a rugged appearance even though it won't match the off-road capability of its larger sibling. Given the apparent production readiness of the model pictured here, we'd be shocked if Ford wasn't planning to reveal the Bronco Sport next month at the 2020 New York International Auto Show. Revealing both the Bronco and Bronco Sport at the same time would be a great way for Ford to drop the mic in the Big Apple.

The Bronco Sport is based on the same platform as the Escape, so it should utilize the same engine options. A base 1.5-liter EcoBoost provides 180 horsepower while a larger 2.0-liter mill boosts the output up to 250 hp. Ford could choose to only offer the more powerful engine in the Bronco Sport but we'll have to wait for the official reveal. These photos do show the vehicle with the hood up but the angle isn't good enough for us to tell what motor is resting in the engine bay.

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Ford Driving Skills for Life Kicks Off 2020 with an Expanded Hands-On Safe Driving Tour for Newly Licensed Drivers

In a fast-paced world increasingly filled with technology, Ford Driving Skills for Life continues to provide free hands-on and online training to thousands of newly licensed drivers across the globe.

Now in its 17th year, Ford Driving Skills for Life is expanding its 2020 U.S. tour to offer more than 80 safe-driving training sessions in 18 cities across the country. The tour kicks off Jan. 25-26 at Manheim Auto Auction in Orlando, Florida.

Ford Driving Skills for Life captures teen and parent interest with safe driving clinics that pair newly licensed drivers with professional driving instructors and address critical factors influencing teen crashes: vehicle handling, hazard recognition, speed, space management, distraction and impairment. The clinics focus on skills and information not currently offered in standard driver education courses.

"Despite progress in recent years, teens continue to be overrepresented in motor vehicle crashes and fatalities across the country and vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for newly licensed drivers," said Jim Graham, global manger, Ford Driving Skills for Life. "We look forward to continuing and expanding our efforts to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities through real-world training and improved decision-making skills. Working with all of our partner organizations we believe we are making a substantial contribution to safer driving."

As new technology and mobility options continue to emerge, Ford Driving Skills for Life training also highlights the role vehicle technology can play in saving lives, in addition to addressing issues surrounding the relationship between cyclists and drivers, safe use of electric scooters and safety protocol for using ride-sharing services.

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2021 Ford F-150 And Bronco Color Names Allegedly Revealed

Adrian Padeanu, Feb. 11, 2020,

Some of them have some cool names, such as Area 51 for the Bronco.

Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we now know a lot more about the next-generation F-150 and the revival of the Bronco than we did last week. One more piece of the puzzle is falling into place as the folks over at the F150Gen14 forums have discovered the paint options Ford will offer for its two hotly anticipated products. The shades with their corresponding names show up on the Automotive Touchup website, which as the name implies, sells touch up paint to match the OEM color of your vehicle.

While the F-150 is set to have 15 shades, the new Bronco will only get nine, assuming all of the available paints for the two vehicles are listed on the website. There's also the matter of availability to take into account as Ford could make some changes to the color palette throughout the life cycle of the two models.

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Winch and Repeat: 2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor Gets a Built-In Winch

Ford's heavy-duty truck gets its first factory winch option