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Rumor: Bronco to Debut in November at LA Auto Show

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We’ve spent the last two years and 10 months waiting with baited breath for our first glimpse of the Ford Bronco. We’ve also spent the past 22 months waiting for a clear look at the Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV formerly known as the Mach 1. When, we ask, will we see these vehicles, Ford? When? Turns out, it might be a matter of weeks.

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First we turn to TheFastLaneCar, who writes that two separate sources have suggested the Bronco will make its long-awaited debut “in the second half of November.” That would put the Bronco on pace to show its face at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Since it was announced in January 2017, Ford has been pretty much mum on its off-road SUV, but speculation has been conversely rampant with respect to everything from two-door variants to removable doors to manual transmissions. The one thing Ford has confirmed thus far: a Bronco hybrid.

Seeking Alpha, a website primarily focused on crowdsourced content for investors, posted an article from auto writer Anton Wahlman that speculates the Bronco would be joined in LA by the Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV. Wahlman asserts that Ford would do this to counter the debut of the Audi e-tron Sportback. It’s also suggested that the Mach E will be in production well before June’s Detroit Auto Show.

There’s no other evidence to suggest this would be the case beyond Wahlman’s suggestion that LA has become “the venue of choice for automakers to reveal allegedly ‘green’ cars, such as battery-electric vehicles (BEVs).” Three BEV concepts — two from Rivian and one from Audi — debuted at LA in 2018.

Will either of these debuts come to pass? We’ll just have to wait and see how we’re sitting come turkey time. Gobble, gobble.

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News Sources: TFLCar, Seeking Alpha