We hope you're prepared to see a whole lot of new Ford Broncos — two-doors, four-doors, Sasquatches and Outer Banks — coming and going on the road over the next several months. But this big influx of off-roaders from the Blue Oval isn't really anything new. In fact, the new-for-2021 Bronco is actually sixth generation of the model line.
It all started back in 1966 with a barebones machine designed to take on the likes of the Jeep CJ, International Scout and Toyota FJ. But we're going to fast forward a couple decades to take a closer look at the fourth and fifth generations of the Bronco to see what they may offer buyers looking for something that's vintage but still modernish and comparatively attainable.
Ford moved the Bronco to a full-size platform that shared a lot of its underpinnings with the F-Series of pickup trucks way back in 1978. The package was modernized a bit in 1980 and then again in 1987. The fourth-generation Bronco was produced until 1991, at which time it was superseded by the final full-sizer that ran until 1996. In case you're wondering, the world's most infamous Ford Bronco was an all-white edition from 1993.