Ford shows dealers two-door Bronco with removable top, doors

Attendees say the SUV has a 'retro' squarish design and is more exciting than expected.

Ford has reportedly shown a pre-production Bronco prototype at a private dealer gathering, apparently slipping a few interesting features ahead of an official unveiling.

The event centered around a two-door Bronco that will be sold with a removable hardtop and removable doors that can be stowed inside the cargo area, sources tell Automotive News.

Attendees suggest Ford is sticking to a retro design theme, evoking the original Bronco's squarish form. Dealers were reportedly excited, one proclaiming the prototype was "twice as cool" as expected.

The company plans to build out the Bronco family with a four-door model, a pickup, and a smaller off-roader referred to unofficially as the Baby Bronco. A previous image leak (pictured) from an earlier event appeared to show renderings of the four-door edition.

The smallest edition is expected to land first, followed by one of its larger counterparts as early as 2020.

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