The announcement of the 2016 Ford SVT Bronco was an April Fool's Day prank by the Fourwheeler Network website and the vehicle is not actually in production. The fake announcement claimed that the Bronco would return to the more rugged off-road features of the original Bronco.
Fourwheeler Network claimed that the 2016 Ford SVT Bronco would be a two-door 4x4 SUV based on the Ford Atlas design. It would be larger in size than Ford's standard SUVs and suitable for off-road use, with the ability to carry up to five adult passengers.
The article claimed that it would have three different engine options, ranging from a base 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 to an optional 4.9-liter Powerstroke V-6 diesel engine. It would also come with either a 6R140 six-speed automatic transmission or a ZF six-speed manual transmissio, as well as a Dana 60 front differential and a Sterling 10.25-inch rear differential.
The article was widely accepted as factual due to the use of realistic-looking mockup pictures as well as a general desire among consumers for Ford to return to a more "hardcore" style of SUV. As of 2015, the Ford Bronco was last produced in 1996. A new concept was shown in 2004, but never went into production.