I'm just a grumpy old person who's stuck in their ways and fear change.
If Toyota does plan on producing a utility vehicle to replace the FJ Cruiser, they could be competition for the Bronco as they have the nostalgia thing going for them too.
A lot of people definitely prefer the old school ways of doing things. As well as a lot of people want the rotary dial shift knobs out too. I personally don't really care.. once it looks good in there. I feel like this whole 2018-2022 is all about nostalgia though. Like.. grand wagoneer, FJ cruiser, Bronco, what else?!
The new models are going in two directions, either aiming for nostalgia or coming out with a very sporty and new age design. I feel like the Bronco should aim for the former and there's obviously a large market for nostalgic cars if so many are being release in the next few years.
Toyota will be bringing the FT-4X off-road concept to the upcoming New York auto show and it could be competition for the Bronco. We only have a picture of an off-road wheel measuring 225/55R18 set in Goodyear rubber from Toyota, but it could steal the scene at New York.
There's going to be a lot getting unveiled at the NY auto show and as much as I am really interested, I can't say that the FT-4X will steal the show. Dodge is introducing the Demon, Jeep with the Trackhawk, new AMG GLC, etc.
It would be great but I doubt they'd do it. They may have concepts but that's as far as it'll go. They had the TRX concept of the Ram that I thought would be ideal to target the Raptor but I don't think there going forward with that either.
The Trackhawk will still have off-road capability but I doubt anything close to what the Bronco will be. Apparently it's going to take the name for the worlds fastest SUV boadsting a 0-60 of 3.5 seconds.
Didn't think Jeep would lave the 707-hp alone in the trackhawk and it has 645 lb-ft of torque on tap. It'll only be a matter of time until someone turns it into an off roading machine. But it's still not really a factory model and will undoubtedly cost more than a Bronco.