Ford Trademarks 'Bronco Scout' Nameplate - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 04-22-19, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
R.S.LOGAN's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 18,590
Ford Trademarks 'Bronco Scout' Nameplate

The Ford Bronco is set to return in 2020, and it will get a smaller sibling known so far as the "baby Bronco." Now, thanks to a new trademark filing, we may know that smaller vehicle's real name: Bronco Scout.

Ford filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Bronco Scout nameplate on April 15. Auto Verdict was the first to find the application and reported it on Friday. The filing notes the Bronco Scout name would be used for "land motor vehicles, namely passenger automobiles, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles; land motor vehicle parts for passenger automobiles, pickup-trucks, sport utility vehicles, namely, shock absorbers, shock absorbing springs, vehicle anti-roll cars, braces for suspension struts, exterior metal decorative and protective trim, exterior plastic extruded decorative and protective trim, differentials, gear shifts," and the list goes on.

The baby Bronco will be a land and motor vehicle, namely a sport utility vehicle, and it will have parts including shock absorbers, shock absorbing springs, and anti-roll bars along with braces for the suspension. Then again, any passenger vehicle would have all of those parts.

Ford spokesman Mike Levine told Motor Authority, “Trademark applications are intended to protect new phrases, designs or symbols but aren’t necessarily an indication of new business or product plans.”

In November, Ford trademarked the Puma name with the World Intellectual Property Office, specifically for Australia and New Zealand. It's not uncommon for an automaker to name a vehicle something different in various markets, and the baby Bronco could be named the Puma outside of the U.S.

The baby Bronco will share its platform with the new Ford Focus, a vehicle that will not be sold in the U.S.. While the platform is designed for front-wheel-drive vehicles, it can be equipped with all-wheel drive, which is sure to be offered on the baby Bronco. Expect the small Bronco to be about the size of the 2020 Escape, which uses the same Focus-based platform, but carry a far boxier look.

What will sit under the hood of the baby Bronco is a big unknown, but turbo-4 power is pretty much a given, a turbo-3 might be in the cards, and a hybrid or plug-in hybrid is a distinct possibility given its platform mates.

Never, never, never give up.
R.S.LOGAN is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Automotive News

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timeline: Ford Thunderbird Celebrates 50 Years Of Heritage Stacy94PGT Ford Thunderbird Forum 3 01-06-09 07:57 AM
AUS: 1901 Ford Sweepstakes - Sydney motor Show RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-15-03 05:57 PM
2005 Ford Gt: An American Supercar Is Reborn RPO83 Ford GT40 | Ford GT 8 06-14-03 06:44 AM
A few of the more famous figures who have made their mark on Ford history Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-03 05:12 AM
Nameplate drought crimps Ford; product shortfall will hurt during next 18 months Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 09-02-02 09:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome