After years of speculations and rumors, the revival is finally official. The famous SUV is coming back after decades of waitings. Those who are familiar with this legend know that the Bronco has been around for full three decades, between 1966 to 1996. For all those years, we have seen several versions of it, but all of them were characterized by unique styling approach. Last time we saw something with this badge was almost 15 years ago when the 2004 concept was presented.
These days, the production model is finally on its way and latest reports suggest it will come as the 2020 Ford Bronco. Such timing is not strange at all. Many carmakers are bringing mid-size SUVs back to the U.S. market, including Ford biggest rival, Chevrolet. Therefore, expectations from the new Bronco are big, especially because many experts count on that fun-factor that characterized the concept version from 15 years ago.
2020 Ford Bronco Design
At this point, reliable information about the 2020 Ford Bronco is pretty insufficient. Still, we know for sure that the new SUV will come in a conventional manner, based on another famous nameplate, Ford Ranger. This light pickup truck is also coming back to North America. However, this truck didn’t stop production for all those years. It is still available in Australia and that version will serve as the basis for the new Bronco.
Interesting, the current generation of Ranger is present for six years, which indicates that Ford’s decision to resurrect the Bronco is quite sudden and provocative by Chevy’s decision to bring back the TrailBlazer. Anyway, we expect to see a lot of work from the North American department. The current chassis is outdated in some aspects, so count on many design solutions borrowed from the F-150. This primarily refers to the use of aluminum, HSS, and other lightweight materials.
Although we saw a teaser photo that should be a new SUV, we actually can’t say anything about the styling. On the other side, you won’t find any 2020 Ford Bronco spy photos, which lead us to the conclusion that the new model is still in an earlier stage of development. Such state leaves a lot of space for speculations, so let’s start with them.
If we look at the teaser photo, we can see nothing but an SUV that is covered with some kind of huge bedspread. Under that bedspread, we can clearly see something very boxy, which indicates that the 2020 Ford Bronco will come with a retro styling that won’t have too many things in common with the brand’s current design language. In practice, this would mean that the company plays on a lifestyle factor. This will make the new Bronco a direct rival to the new Wrangler. It is hard to predict in which direction the new model will go in terms of design language, though many experts count on the 2004 Concept to be the main inspiration.
2020 Ford Bronco Interior
The 2020 Ford Bronco interior is probably the most intriguing aspect of the new model. There is no doubt that the Ranger will be a basis in many aspects, but this is not one of them. The Australian truck more a utility vehicle, which puts focus on work and durability. So, you definitely won’t find soft-touch surfaces in the cabin, nor sophisticated technologies. So, count on a lot of rework in this area, especially if we consider that the company will probably chase that lifestyle character. Therefore, the new dash probably won’t have too many things in common with Ford’s crossovers and the flagship Expedition. We count on a lot of fancy details, but also on plenty of practicality. Latest reports suggest that the new 2020 Ford Bronco will come in both three- and five-door versions.
2020 Ford Bronco Engines
Most likely, the new 2020 Ford Bronco will come with a wide palette of engines in the offer. If we look at Ford’s current engine lineup, a 2.7-liter V6 will definitely find its place under the hood of this SUV. Simply, it looks like a perfect measure for a mid-size SUV, with its max power of 325 horsepower. A smaller 2.3-liter turbo inline-four should also be in the offer. A performance version with something bigger also seems possible.
A diesel version also seems like a certain thing, according to rumors. Of course, we count on a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel that delivers around 210 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque. Finally, a hybrid version should arrive in the next few years as well.
2020 Ford Bronco Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Ford Bronco will most likely come in the next year, though it is still hard to predict some more precise launch date. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go around 30.000 dollars.