I neither knew that the DKW Munga was sold in the US, or that it was called the Bronco here. Undoubtedly, sales were very modest, at best. But the Munga was a very successful military vehicle in Germany and other NATO countries, with almost 50,000 being built between 1956 and 1968. It was chosen over the Porsche 597, which was something of an update on the VW Kubelwagen. Unlike Porsche, Auto-Union had the production facilities to build the Munga in quantities and lower cost.
The Munga was eventually replaced by the VW Iltis, which was essentially an evolution of the Munga.
Interesting design. Low engine compartment, wedge-like front fenders. The wedge must have served a purpose, but what?
The only reason I can think is that it allowed for the headlights to be freestanding rather than integrated, while being cheaper to produce than a curved fender.
Cheap to make, no curves. And it allowed better visibility from the front seat to the terrain directly in front of the car.
There was an brazilian versoin, the Candango.
The Wiki article says the Netherlands army had a lot of trouble with them, and the article on the Brazilian version mentions a 1 liter engine.
On the other hand, the potential is fascinating. Daimler Benz owned Auto Union then, and Studebaker added DKW road cars to it’s offerings in the US, along with Mercs.
Bring the body and frame over to the US, install a Champion 6 and appropriate drivetrain bits: Borg T-90 trans and Dana 25 (front) and 44 (rear) axles, and run with it.