Something looks incomplete about the grill...almost like it's still missing a chrome bezel or insert, the top of the grill and left headlight don't even line up...I'm still hoping for more resemblance to the f150 grill, or if someone with skills can photoshop the raptor grill in place!
@Administrator keep the pics coming! got me to sign up
I think a lot of people will be adding a rack to these...This is exactly what I'm looking for, as I live in an urban area with a home that has a very narrow driveway that could barely handle a minivan, let alone a modern F-150. I was seriously considering dropping 15K on a vintage Toyota pickup because it would fit. That's the size I'm looking for, something that I could put a truck cap on and throw wet dirty dogs or muddy bikes in the back, carry fishing gear or junk for the dump from my cottage, tow a sofa with an 8x5 trailer, have decent fuel economy and yet have enough clearance to get up a partially unplowed mountain road in winter. You can do this with a minivan, of course, but you shred the interior. A cap with a rack would be perfect.
If you can lift it a few inches even better, something more than the 10.5" of a Subaru or a CR-V, which are pretty good already.
That looks like fun but I'd prefer a more traditional truck topper with a rack for a kayak or canoe.I think a lot of people will be adding a rack to these...
They can really turn this into a lifestyle truck if they plan it right & add the Bronco Sport off-road capabilities in addition to the aftermarket coming on board as well.
I think a good looking bed topper can add a lot to a truck...the aftermarket ones for the Ridgeline are done well. I started an aftermarket options thread with some images of the Bronco Sport with lifts & tire upgrades. Lots of potential.That looks like fun but I'd prefer a more traditional truck topper with a rack for a kayak or canoe.
Regarding he aftermarket, which should be identical for the Bronco Sport at least for lift and suspension, that should be interesting.
This is a prototype so who knows.Does anyone else think it's odd how much plastic there is on the grille? The vents look small or non-existent, but maybe I am just hoping for an all electric version of this truck. Either way, I like what I have seen so far. I am hoping the bed is similar to a traditional truck and doesn't have any first gen Ridgeline angled structural supports.
There’s a cover over the grill. It’s part of the CamouflageSomething looks incomplete about the grill...almost like it's still missing a chrome bezel or insert, the top of the grill and left headlight don't even line up...I'm still hoping for more resemblance to the f150 grill, or if someone with skills can photoshop the raptor grill in place!
@Administrator keep the pics coming! got me to sign up
As much as I enjoy seeing these leaks and learning more things about these products prior to official release, especially the ones I'm interested in, I do see where Ford is coming from with this statement. I work for a manufacturer that is consistently at the top of the game in innovation and new releases in our field/industry, and when pictures and/or details of one of the new projects finds it's way onto the internet I am very upset and frustrated with the person who did it. Especially if it's someone inside the company or a supplier.Ford points finger at suppliers for some leaked product images
From Crain's Detroit Business: Behind a paywall:
January 19, 2021
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Monday asked suppliers to stop sharing photos of upcoming vehicles with the media, according to a memo shared with Automotive News.
Images of the Bronco SUV, Bronco Sportcrossover and upcoming Maverick compact pickup have recently leaked ahead of their formal introduction. Before a full image of Ford's compact pickup was released, images and computer renderings of the vehicle's alleged tailgate, stamped with the name Maverick, leaked.
Many of the images were first published by forums and websites dedicated to specific models.
While not naming specific models, Ford said Monday that "a number of these breaches" have come from supplier partners.
"We cannot underscore enough the negative impact of these unfortunate actions on our collective business results, and we ask for your support to personally follow the confidentiality guidelines inherent in Ford's Global Terms & Conditions," the automaker said in the memo. "Ford has a zero-tolerance policy for leaks emanating from our own team members, and we need all supplier personnel to adopt a similar approach regarding unauthorized disclosures of Ford confidential information."
The automaker reminded suppliers that competitive advantages could be "severely diminished or eliminated altogether through malicious or careless disclosure of confidential information."
"Because the damage to our organizations can be significant, Ford will treat confirmed supplier security breaches with heightened scrutiny," Jonathan Jennings, Ford's vice president for global commodity purchasing and supplier technical assistance, warned in the memo. "Suppliers could face business repercussions and even recovery actions for damages tied to leaks caused or enabled by suppliers."
A Ford spokesman, citing significant interest in new Ford and Lincoln models and technologies, said the company is "reinforcing to suppliers and partners, as we have to our own employees, the importance of following strict policies and protocols to protect confidential information."
All automakers typically contend with leaks and spy photos as new model launches draw near. In some cases, such as with the Mustang Mach-E in late 2019, the leaks are accidentally self-inflicted.
But in recent cases, photos of upcoming Ford models appear to have been shot from within plants or other manufacturing facilities.