Its been over two decades since the Bronco was discontinued. The legendary vehicle is set for return as 2020 Ford Bronco. Plenty of rumors are whispering about this model. And it is happening for a couple of years now. It is hard to separate true and false reports since there is no official information. The only 100% true is that the SUV is coming in 2020.
Besides that, we have several other certain things. Place of production, platform, the way of development, are set. Now, fans and enthusiasts have to wait patiently for other pieces of this puzzle. Less than a year remain to the next NAIAS in Detroit. Will Ford miss to bring the 2020 Bronco back right in the center of the car world? You can bet it is not going to happen.
2020 Ford Bronco – This is Official Info
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the world largest automotive happening. There, every company is looking for attention. However, thinks said there are taken seriously. One of them, from 2017, is that Bronco will be brought back in 2020. When it comes to a Blue Oval chief, then we can carve it in the stone.
But, what else we know about 2020 Ford Bronco? Dimensions are unknown, but SUV will belong to a mid-size class. It will be smaller than Expedition. Bronco will be a US-maid product. Furthermore, the crossover will share a lot with the brand-new Ranger truck that also made a return to North America.
First Look and First Official Teaser of 2020 Bronco
It is almost here. Ford presented the new Bronco. But unfortunately, the cover remained on the crossover. On the other hand, in March 2018, bosses also unveiled future plans, not only for this SUV. But, the 2020 Ford Bronco is more interesting than all-electric Mach 1 and the redesigned Explorer. We couldn’t hear or imagine it before, but Bronco could get a hybrid drivetrain. Also, numerous theories are already there, and it will be hard to find true details before the official arrival.
2020 Ford Bronco Concept
Being a mid-size crossover flamed many rumors about 2020 Ford Bronco. Most of them connected this SUV with Ford Everest, built mostly for the Australian market. It has sense since 2020 Bronco is taking a spot of Ford Explorer SUV. The second one left the segment and became a 7-seat crossover.
The new 2020 Ford Bronco will get a 4-door layout. We used to see it with two doors. Nevertheless, it might be popular during 80’s and 90’s, but modern crossovers have 4 door design. However, some classic things will be brought back, such as boxy look and removable top. In its history, every Bronco came with this kind of roof, and there are no doubts Ford would think about breaking the tradition.
Ford Bronco Interior
The cabin, besides the removable top, will come with plenty of features. MyFord is definitely part of the offer, with its best apps and services. Besides a 4-door layout, we can’t guess too much. The 2020 Ford Bronco will use technologies implemented on other crossovers, but will still get unique accessories and parts that will make new Bronco very special.
2020 Ford Bronco Engine, Specs, V8 or V6?
While we can conclude something about design and look of the 2020 Ford Bronco, drivetrain lineup is a total mystery. However, in many reports and gossips, we found that V-8 is very unlikely to happen again. Instead, Ford will install a V-6. Currently, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost unit with a turbocharger can deliver 450 horses and 435 lb-ft of torque. That should be enough for the crossover.
The Latest Updates Say – It Will be Hybrid!
Yes, we already mentioned. The 2020 Ford Bronco is going to get a hybrid version as the part of the big plan from the Blue Oval company. In next couple of years, we will see more and more hybrid and all-electric vehicles from this carmaker. Ford is going strong into electrification and invests big money. But, we couldn’t expect to see legendary SUV with such powertrain. Surely, with the hybrid drivetrain, it will kill Bronco’s off-road capabilities and towing capacity. On the other hand, the SUV would become eventually more street-oriented vehicle, with excellent fuel economy for city ride.
Ford Bronco Raptor
A wish of all Bronco fans is hard to happen. At this moment, engineers are focused on the base 2020 Ford Bronco, while its performance-oriented off-road version will have to wait. If the new SUV meet the goals, we are sure that Ford will launch Bronco Raptor SVT soon after the base model achieves good market results.
So much interest leads to many questions asked about 2020 Ford Bronco. While some fans are patiently waiting for official details, some of them are eager to find out as much as possible before the release. If a 3.5-liter engine happens, then bronco will be on par with Expedition with towing capacity. Its bigger brother can tow up to 9,200 pounds, making it more potent than some trucks.
2020 Ford Bronco More News About the Crossover
Similarities between 2020 Ford Bronco and Everest SUV will be evident. However, Bronco is not going to be the US edition of the model for the Australian market. It would be complete nonsense and a big disappoint. However, off-road capabilities and durability are making Ford Everest a perfect matrix for all we want from new Bronco. Being an ordinary SUV is not in plans of its developers.
So far, there are no spy pictures of the 2020 Ford Bronco. This could make us suspicious about the crossover, but it is still early to see it, even the test mules. Furthermore, we don’t know how it will look exactly. So, engines could have a try-out in some other tested vehicle, while the shell is definitely not ready for tests yet.
2020 Ford Bronco Release Date
The 2020 Ford Bronco is going to have a debut at next Auto Show in Detroit. This is a safe bet. The crossover is very important to the Blue Oval company and it is hard to imagine launching it elsewhere. NAIAS is center of the automotive world. Also, in 2017 at the same show, we found out that 2020 Bronco is coming back. It would be a huge surprise not seeing SUV’s premiere there.
With a return of the 2020 Ford Bronco, the company needs to allocate production of other vehicles. The plan is to build Bronco in Wayne, Michigan. Ranger truck is also heading to the same plant. Ford plans to allocate production of Focus and C-max to other factories to make a room for new arrivals.
How Much Will the 2020 Ford Bronco Cost?
This is another mystery. The answer to this question is not going to be official anytime soon. Even after the premiere at next year Auto Show in Detroit, we won’t find out pricing details. However, since the 2020 Ford Bronco is taking place of Explorer, it should be expensive as its bigger sibling. That means we could see the new SUV around $30,000.
However, since it is fresh, the price could go up for a couple of thousand dollars. Also, we can compare it to Ford Everest. This Australian crossover costs from 42,000 AUD, which is around $33,000. Whatsoever, it is all up to bosses in the company which price will set for the 2020 Ford Bronco.