First thing we would like to say is that all of this information is based off rumours read and heard from the internet. The Bronco will not officially be released until Spring 2020, we don’t have a set date yet. The thought is that Ford will be unveiling the Bronco at the New York Automotive show April 10th -19th or in Detroit in June. They will probably have a launch similar to the Mustang Mach E having their own show and presentation featuring some celebrity powerhouses. Here’s the link to the Mach E reveal :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0F9Uktpgtk.
We’ll start under the hood and work our way out, the 2 engine options that are thought to be coming are the 2.3L Eco Boost I4 that is currently in the Ranger. Which would make sense as they are both going to be built on the same frame. The larger option size that is rumoured is going to be a 2.7L V6 with twin turbos. This engine is going to produce up to 300 horsepower and have enough torque to get through anything on the trail.
The mostly likely transmission will be a 10 speed automatic, but there is some speculation that customer will be able to order it with a 6 speed manual. The rumours around the stick shift are on the lower end of the reliable scale, so probably don't hold your breath for this option.
As in the ranger the Bronco will have a solid rear axle and by the looks of the pictures will have a coil spring suspension system, rather that the leaf that was originally thought to be coming. The front suspension will be independent suspension to have more versatility when off-roading. Attached to the suspension will be 17” wheels,not much specification has been released on what type the vehicle will come with.
Trims & Options
The Bronco will be launched in both 2 and 4 door iterations. The doors and roof are speculated to be removable and be able to store them in a compartment in the rear. This would be a massive selling point if you could actually bring along your roof to keep dry if you run into any unfavourable weather. As in the rest of Ford’s line up there will also be a hybrid option to help with fuel economy. The estimated starting selling point for the Bronco is going to be somewhere between $50,000-$60,000 CDN. With options the higher end of the price point could be up to the $70,000’s or more. We expect that the Bronco will be in very similar pricing of the Jeep Wrangler.
Trim levels are expected to be
Ford also has recently trademarked
Bronco Sport (also a potential name for the smaller Bronco)
In addition to the Bronco Ford is going to be releasing a “baby Bronco” rumoured to be called the Maverick that will be built on the Escape frame and have more of an off-road capable build. Since the overwhelming focus is around the Bronco there is little knowledge of the specifics surrounding this vehicle but it will be launched at the same time as the Bronco and will also be a full production vehicle.
To summarize the Bronco is going to have a 2.3L I4 base engine with the upgrade probably being the 2.7L Twin Turbo V6. A 10 speed automatic transmission with the slight chance of a 6 speed manual. Independent front coil suspension system with a solid rear one. The doors will be removable with the possibility of them being stored in the vehicle along with the roof. And the Bronco is going to set you back about$60,000 depending on how build it. Lastly don’t forget about the“baby Bronco” available at the same time as the Bronco. The Bronco will be available for purchase around late 2020.