UPDATE: One of the most iconic SUVs is coming back to the market! The Blue Oval Company officially confirmed at 2017 Detroit Auto Show 2020 Ford Bronco SUV and 2019 Ford Ranger pickup will be back in just a few years! The iconic model will be built in the US, at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. Ford’s Joe Hinrichs says “a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for the thrill-seekers who want freedom and off-road functionality, with the space and versatility of an SUV. It’s capable of conquering everything from your daily commute to gravel roads and boulders.”
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According to Reddit AMA, an anonymous redditor (user named FordDesignBurner) designer at the Ford Development Center in Dearborn said new Bronco 2020 will be nearly identical to the Ford Everest (Everest is a 4-door SUV based on the Ranger platform), that means the 2020 Ford Bronco will only be available as a four-door SUV. These are few interesting questions with some interesting answers; not verified by ©Ford
If the new Bronco would take cues from Broncos of yore, the Redditor said “Not really, both vehicles will be based on current production models,” “Both vehicles (Ranger and Bronco) will likely have similar off-road capabilities in their off-road oriented trim level. One of our most important considerations is to prevent one vehicle from cannibalizing sales from another vehicle in the Ford lineup. This is why the Bronco will take an extra year to be released, we’re having a bit of a tough time fitting it into the SUV lineup, which by 2020 will have 6 other SUVs already.”
Ford Bronco Review
The Bronco is one of the original crossovers but it was unfortunately replaced by the Expedition all the way back in the ‘90s. Since then there have been numerous rumors about an entirely new car bearing the same name. Unfortunately, Ford decided to keep quiet for a very long time but quite recently they confirmed the 2020 Ford Bronco. The car will be released at the same time with the upcoming Ranger and it is set to be showcased at the end of 2019. There are going to be quite a few differences between the last generation of the Bronco and the upcoming model.
2020 Ford Bronco Price
For starters, it is not going to be a full-size crossover. Instead, the Bronco will be Ford’s offering for a compact crossover aimed at the off-road market. In size, it should be quite similar to the Explorer. However, it will most definitely have a body on frame design and it will be more powerful than its close sibling. Also, the price for a Ford Bronco 2020 might hover around $25,000 for a base model which would be significantly cheaper. This would be achieved with the help of a more minimalistic interior and a lot of optional extras.
Platform and Review
Because the 2020 Ford Bronco won’t be using the same platform as the F-150 it means that it won’t get the great aluminum body. This is both good and bad. The aluminum body would have saved a lot of weight over the steel counterparts. However, a steel body is usually easier, and cheaper, to repair and it is easier to modify as well which will likely make it a favorite in its class. Also, it’s the truck chassis which will be installed will be the same one as in the Ranger.
However, in the Bronco it is expected to use an independent suspension system all around the car, larger brakes as well as softer springs and shocks as it won’t have to carry too much weight inside the car. The towing rating should be similar and most other things will likely be identical between the two. The boxy design of the older models won’t be used here. Instead, expect the new Bronco to have a lot more in common with the latest Escape or Explorer. The back will be quite different, though. Here the car will definitely share a few design cues with the Ranger pickup truck.
Interior of New Ford Bronco
In order to save money and reach the $25,000 base price, the upcoming 2020 Bronco should have a nearly identical interior to the Ranger. The two will feature only basic commodities in the base models such as air conditioning and a basic infotainment system. Further up the range, better seats, materials, and equipment are going to be available, most of them as standard features.
Engine of Upcoming Bronco
Powering the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco will likely be a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 petrol engine. This would hit the market just in time to compete with the Wrangler’s upcoming 2-liter engine. There is no word on its output for now but we expect at least 250 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. A larger 2.7-liter twin turbo V6 is also a real possibility. Both of these should be mated to a 10 speed automatic only.
The engine most people are going to be interested in though will definitely be Ford’s upcoming diesel. It seems that the Bronco and the Ranger are going to use a 3.2 liter inline 5 diesel derived from the current unit. This should be capable of more than 200 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque and it should be the perfect choice for anything but on-road use. Unlike the other two, a real six-speed manual gearbox might be offered as standard.