Rumours have been rife about what exactly to expect with the rebirth of the Bronco. A renaissance of the legendary name is one move that is sure to stir up real interest among car lovers while also giving more life to the SUV range. Even though it is not yet verified, there are speculations that the all-new 2020 Ford Bronco will be made on the basis of the soon to be released Ranger Pickup with some unique features such as a body of frame type of design that also has a shared group of choices when it comes to the powertrain segment. One thing will, however, be unique to each and that is the styling.
The fact is that there has been much news written and heard on this topic. As a matter of fact, not too long ago, for instance, the news was revealed of what the next generation Ranger ought to look like in America, also, it was suggested that it would share the same assembly line with the all-new bronco. Also, it was made known that Ford is trying to see how it can make way for both the Ranger and the Bronco at its plant somewhere in Michigan America by moving the production of its C Max and focus to Mexico in the year 2018.
2020 Ford Bronco Exterior
One thing ought to be established here and that is the fact that the rendering of the Bronco6G’s rendering is simply breathtaking. Another unique thing is the fact that the total design of the car has some semblance to the original Bronco of 1966, even though it still comes with modern day 21st-century features. Having established that fact, it should be noted that the car rendering has some tight relation with the F150. The meaning if this is that if our analysis is correct, the Bronco will take a number of its features from the midsized Ranger pickup thus meaning that it will be a smaller vehicle and also a bit more compatible with the Jeep Wrangler. However, the design and makeup could still be modified into that of a mid size SUV class.
Furthermore, the grille of the new 2020 Bronco is bound to feature a horizontal bar flight with circular headlights at both sides of the end. Also, the car fenders feature a unique Bronco kind of line also. As you approach the end of the fenders, you will also observe that it appears to have taken inspiration from the F150, the middle section, on the other hand, comes with an inbuilt recovery winch as well as a bull bar. Although one can’t be certain that winch and bull bar will make it into the production phase of the car, even though the winch has a greater tendency to pass through a pedestrian impact standards as well as crash tests.
In addition to this, a single character line runs through the side of the SUV, making it have a real semblance to the original Bronco. The car fenders also come with bulges that can best be described as being moderate so as to serve as cover to the large tires. Also, the modern wheels on the Truck also give the truck a renewed look, although there is a great possibility that Ford may make use of stronger units for the production car.
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The car rendering of the next Bronco is, therefore, a clear pointer to the fact that the car will be a two-door sports utility van. As much as that will be a much welcome development for some, it is quite difficult to picture that as the only option that will be made available by Ford. There is the possibility of a 4-door Bronco version for the car as well as the type that features the back door opening for the purpose of ease of access to the back doors. The fact is that quite a number of buyers often go for a four-door in this line of cars. Who knows? Maybe Ford may just copy the wrangler thus giving it dual wheelbase lengths as well as the four-door version.
Ford Bronco 2020 Interior
Having established the fact that the next-gen Ford Bronco will most probably be based on the Ranger, it is expected that the interior of the car will also feature some semblance. Although there is no official idea as regards how the interior of the Ranger is, it should, however, look like what is obtainable in the global Ford Ranger that has been in showrooms for quite a while now. It is expected that the US ranger will most probably get a couple of updates as well as changes to its design upon the current truck that is the global variant, hence it should be safe to assume that it is what we should expect from the Bronco as well.
What’s more? A shifter that is mounted on the center, as well as a rotary dial for the four-wheel drive, is a possibility, this is coupled with the possibility of larger screens for the purpose of infotainment as well displays for driver information. You should also expect features such as keyless entry and ignition as well as a push button.
A look at the rear will certainly be based upon the choice of door configuration on their own part, it will be very much dependent upon if it is a two-door or a four-door car. The back seat, for instance, will probably feature a split 60/40 for the purpose of cargo.
As has been said of the upcoming Ranger pickup, the 2020 Ford Bronco will most probably take inspiration from the F150. You should expect features such as the 2.7 liter Ecoboost V6 engine which has an output of 325 horsepower as well 375 pound-feet of torque, with such a feature, the car should easily beat the Wrangler JK’s 285 horsepower V* engine. Alternatively, a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine won’t be a bad idea at all although; Ford may want to save this engine for a higher performance variant.
The engine should also feature a 10-speed automatic transmission system. It would be quite awesome to have a six-speed manual gear system been made available also. Although the Bronco will also be made available in a part-time four-wheel drive system. The implication of this is that it comes with a two-speed transfer case that transmits power to the front tires only when the driver makes the choice of 4WD low range or high range. It is expected that this transfer will most probably be electronic, which implies that it would most probably operate upon a turn of a dial as against shift lever that is on the floor. You should also expect Ford to make the addition of an electronic locking rear differential as well.
Price and release date
As far as the all-new 2020 Ford Bronco is concerned, the aspect of the pricing cannot be stated categorically as of yet, however, it is expected to be a competition in that regard with Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler prices have been moving upwards thus making it a little more expensive than the cheap model that was obtainable in the 1940’s. The price of the current Wrangler JK is about $28,000. However, when the next generation makes it entrance into the market, it is possible that the price will see an increase by a few hundred.
Therefore the new Ford Bronco 2020 price should be around $30,000 to $45,000. As regards when the car will be released, you shouldn’t expect it to come out sooner than the Ranger Pickup. Therefore, one can safely say that the SUV should be out as 2020 model and it should be in car showrooms by the latter part of the year 2019.
2020 Ford Bronco pictures, spy photos