Gladiator Tag

Over the decades, the Blue Oval company has allowed its renowned Ford Bronco nameplate to incur great changes – all destined to fulfill the needs of the U.S. car market at the time. The original Ford Bronco was born as the first SUV model developed by the second-largest U.S. automaker. In production since 1965 (around the same time the company’s Mustang was establishing the pony car sector), the rugged series had an uninterrupted stint over five generations, until 1996. During that time, it quickly morphed from the initial compact SUV offering produced on a dedicated platform that was set to compete with the similarly-sized Jeep CJ-5 International Harvester Scout and Toyota Land Cruiser in three-door SUV, two-door pickup truck and no-door ‘roadster’ form. As such, beginning with the second generation in 1978, and until its initial demise in 1996, the Ford Bronco settled on the three-door SUV body style and transformed into a short-wheelbase adaptation of