Ford officially confirmed that the long-anticipated Bronco is coming back on the market. And the timing couldn’t have been better. With the low gas prices and the popularity of the SUVs, we do not doubt that the new Bronco will have major success once it goes on sale. The American carmaker posted a teaser photo, to show us what to expect from the new car. Even though it doesn’t reveal much, we already like the new Bronco. 2021 Ford Bronco
2021 Ford Bronco Review
The Bronco nameplate was used for a long time and the models produced between 1966 and 1996 bore this iconic name. The design of the off-roader was different from time to time, but whatever changed about this car, it was always a two-door vehicle. And now after more than 20 years, we will get the new Bronco, but it will once again feature two doors, if teaser photo is to be trusted.
Based on the image, the windshield is upright and there is a squared-off roofline and a rear-mounted spare tire. Front and rear end will feature retro treatment and this might be the model that will compete against the Wrangler.
In order to reduce weight as much as possible, Ford will be using a lot of aluminum and another lightweight materials. However, we don’t expect the entire car to be made out of aluminum since it would be too expensive, but the body panels will certainly be lightweight. 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor is here, read about it…
The production of the Ford Bronco is going to start in 2020 in Michigan. There is a possibility that the car will be introduced next year and Detroit Motor Show could be the one to look at closely.
Bronco is remembered as a getaway vehicle, but it started its life as a true 4×4 with amazing off-road capabilities. And we expect the Bronco to continue that tradition. Superb ground clearance and four-wheel drive are certain, while there is a possibility for a new car to come with solid Dana axles.
As for the engine, our best guess is a turbocharged EcoBoost V6 unit that will be connected with a ten-speed automatic transmission. Ford might even offer a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 as an alternative but don’t expect turbo four to be available. Following the trends, the new Ford Bronco might even come in a hybrid form. None of this is confirmed by this point, so take the information with a pinch of salt. 2021 Ford Bronco
The Ford Bronco is going to use a body-on-frame construction. The same frame which underpins the upcoming 2019 Ranger will be modified for the new Bronco, but after a lot of rumors, the Bronco will not be related to the Everest SUV which is sold in countries such as Thailand and Australia. After all, Bronco needs to honor a heritage.
“People have an idea of what a Bronco should be, and certainly we have an idea of what a Bronco should be, so we’re looking forward to bringing that to our customers,” explained Raj Nair, Ford’s former chief technical officer, in an interview with Autoline.
Another major element that is expected on the new Ford Bronco is a removable roof. One anonymous Reddit user who supposedly works for Ford, in the research and development department says that Blue Oval opted for a fixed roof. However, another more trusted inside source tells that a removable roof will be installed after all. We can expect a clever system called Air Roof that is made up of six individual panels which can be removed manually. However, nothing is official at this point, but this is what we want to see. 2021 Ford Bronco
At this moment, it is too early to talk about prices, but follow us for more details because Ford will announce them closer to launch.