The next generation internal-combustion Ford Bronco will likely debut in 2029, and the same year a battery-electric version of the iconic SUV is expected.
It will be interesting to look at the pure electric Ford Bronco, possibly with a ‘Lightning’ nameplate on the analogy of the Ford F-150 Lightning. No doubt the Ford Bronco EV will come, but it’s too early to talk about specific dates.
However, they have already started speculating on the Bronco-dedicated forums. The latest news says the Ford Bronco BEV should land in November 2029 – a month after the next-generation ICE-powered Bronco is introduced. The Ford Ranger will go electric before 2030 as well.
We remind you that the current sixth-generation Bronco was unveiled for the 2021 model year. The success of the Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E gives reason to believe that the Bronco Lightning electric SUV will be also in strong demand.
What We Know About the Electric Ford Bronco
The upcoming model will probably sit on the TE1 platform, have the same lifetime as the internal-combustion variant, and be manufactured until 2036 at Ford’s facility in Tennessee.
Before launching the pure electric Bronco, Ford is expected to offer a hybrid in 2024 along with the facelift.
The Bronco Hybrid could have a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine ai pair with an electric motor under the hood. The Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid with the Escape Hybrid’s electrified 2.5L iVCT engine is possible too.
The Bronco’s main rival, Jeep Wrangler, will receive an all-electric version in 2023 or 2024 – 5 years ahead of the Bronco EV.
As we can see, Ford is not in too much of a hurry to enter into competition with Jeep in the EV market. Apparently, the Blue Oval has its own considerations in this regard.