At the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford manufacturer has confirmed the comeback of its legendary off-roader, the Ford Bronco which alongside the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup will join the market sometime by the year of 2019. And a few months ago, the carmaker has revealed the picture of the eagerly awaited Bronco but it has all been hidden under a cover. Although the photo doesn’t show any specific details, it is obvious that the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door SUV will feature a boxy and more upright shape. Furthermore, it is also said that the all-new Bronco will find the main rival in the Jeep Wrangler and that it is going to be inspired by the newest Ford Ranger.
Furthermore, the new Ford including Bronco and Ranger models will be made at Ford’s plant in Wayne, Michigan and at Ford’s Asia-Pacific Engineering Center in Victoria. They will also share the same platform and we assume that they will also have similar capabilities. However, most of the Bronco’s bodywork will probably be made of lightweight materials such as aluminum, just like in the Jeep Wrangler. So, this will seriously reduce its weight. Moreover, it should also use the same engine as the recently presented Ranger.
Engines and performances of the 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door SUV
There isn’t official information about the engine of the newest 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door SUV, but we can make some real predictions. So, the base engine will probably be the same unit which is found in the 2019 Ford Ranger. It is a 2.3-liter turbo-4 engine. The carmaker still hasn’t revealed the performance of this engine. But in the 2018 Ford Mustang Ecoboost this powertrain is able to deliver 310 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque. As well, this unit will probably be matched to 10-speed automatic, but it could also feature a 6-speed manual.
The next option will most likely be a V-6 twin-turbo engine at some point in future. As well, it could also use a 2.7-liter V-6 engine which powers the F-150. In this model, this engine has the output of 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. A diesel engine might also be one of the options but it could also receive a hybrid engine.
Platform and design
The 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door SUV will be based on the same shorter version of the T6 platform which also underpins the upcoming Ford Ranger. However, the carmaker will use lighter materials in its design in order to reduce its weight. The exterior of the new Bronco will feature a boxy design, shorter wheelbase, and an upright shape. Although some sources claimed that it will be available as a two-door version, it seems that it will only be offered as a 4-door variant. As for the interior design, there isn’t any information for now.
Release date and price of the 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door SUV
The 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door SUV should appear sometime during next year. Its price is also not available yet. But we assume that it could start at roughly $30,000.