Everything started in the mid-60s when Ford realized the market for compact and off-road capable SUVs was emerging. So, Ford invested a lot of effort and money into constructing the Bronco since it had its own platform, suspension and drivetrain components. Finally, they equipped it with straight six and V8 engines, giving it enough power and decent performance.
The Bronco was compact, which helped it to be maneuverable on and off the road, making this Ford quite capable when the asphalt stops. The small dimensions meant that the interior was cramped, but the buyers loved it nonetheless, so sales went through the roof. The second and third generations were even more successful. That is because they were bigger and more comfortable vehicles with a longer list of options and updated equipment.
However, despite the solid sales, Ford decided to retire the Bronco in 1996 to concentrate on their pickup truck line, as well as their new SUV models. The first-generation Bronco is rapidly gaining popularity. Soon, it will be beyond the reach of the average customer. So, if you want this model, you’d better act fast.