The Ford Bronco is a legendary SUV that was in continuous production for 40 straight years, from 1966 to 1996, before it was discontinued and replaced with the Ford Expedition. Ford recently announced that it will bring back the Bronco in the next few years, and though very little has been revealed so far, this is what we know and what we can guess.
The new Ford Bronco will most likely be released in 2020 and will probably be built on a shortened version of the T6 ladder frame that is set to debut. Production of the Bronco will take place in the US, which was confirmed a while back by UAW, and will probably have a lot in common mechanically with the Ford Ranger, which we’ll see in 2018.
The U.S. Bronco will probably not have a V8 engine and instead will have a gasoline V6 with turbocharger, as has been the trend in Ford trucks and SUVs in the last couple of years. Lighter weight and more fuel-efficient, turbocharged V6 engines can produce as much horsepower as V8 engines, making for a less-heavy Bronco with all the power we’re used to.
The Bronco will probably be between the Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Tahoe in terms of size, a spot that has been mostly ignored by automakers. It will definitely be offered with 4WD but may also have FWD to make it a friendlier daily driver.
Look out for more news on the upcoming Ford Bronco!