A test mule of the all-new Ford Bronco off-roader has recently caught the eye of the Fast Lane Car (popular YouTube channel) team in the mountains of Colorado. Certainly, they immediately filmed it on a video for motor enthusiasts to contemplate the vehicle in the wild.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is in the pipeline. Its prototype shot by TFLcar is probably undergoing high-altitude tests in the Colorado mountains.
The development vehicle wears a Ford Ranger body. Albeit it is in disguise, the distinctive awkward silhouette is quite recognizable.
What is hidden under the dense camouflage?
A large fabric mesh effectively covers up the rear axle. So, brakes, the rear suspension, shocks, axle configuration are unobservable.
We could guess that the simple solid rear axle, the same as in the Ranger, won’t be dramatically changed.
The TFL team managed to descry taillights, a grille, a single exhaust outlet, which are Ford Ranger‘s, as well as to hear the engine that sounded like the Ranger’s 2.3-liter 4-cylinder unit.
What is already known about the forthcoming Bronco?
- The 2021 Ford Bronco will be manufactured at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) in Wayne, Michigan (USA), alongside the Ford Ranger. It won’t arrive until 2021.
- Many components of the Ford Bronco are carried over from the Ranger.
- Ford will launch a baby Bronco presumably named the Maverick or Scout next year. That vehicle will utilize a different platform based on crossover underpinnings.
- A hybrid version of the model is also planned.
- Ford produced five generations of the Bronco from 1966 to 1996. The 2021 model will be the six-gen vehicle.