Ford’s rugged SUV will make its triumphant return next year, and we have plenty of information about it.
Ford is bringing the Bronco SUV back to its lineup for the first time since the 1990s.
It will again be a rugged, truck-based SUV and it will be targeted at the popular Jeep Wrangler.
The new Bronco will officially make its debut in spring 2020.
Listen to us talk about the new Bronco on Big Jim’s Garage podcast.
The return of the Ford Bronco is starting to feel as slow-moving as O.J. Simpson’s 1994 car chase through Los Angeles. Ford made the announcement that the Bronco was coming back in January 2017, and it will finally arrive sometime in 2020. But even though the Blue Oval has been relatively mum on details regarding this exciting new model, we’ve gotten a clearer picture of the rugged SUV over the past few years thanks to rumors, illustrations, parts guides, and various other reports about the revived Bronco. Here is everything we know so far.
This tidbit of information about the Bronco’s powertrain came from a Canadian Tire parts database, which showed a DOHC 2.3-liter inline-four available for the 2021 Ford Bronco. We took this to mean that the Bronco will share its engine with the Ford Ranger pickup truck, which uses a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is likely to be the Bronco’s gearbox of note, although some rumors have suggested it may offer a manual transmission as well