Is the Ford Bronco Pickup Coming to Beat the Jeep Gladiator?

It’s now news Ford is working on a pickup version of the Bronco. It should go on sale next year at the earliest, but most likely in mid-2024.

The Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco’s direct rival, has its pickup offspring – the Jeep Gladiator. Ford will probably follow the same formula as the Gladiator: the Bronco pickup will use the Bronco SUV’s overall styling, interior elements, powertrains, the same equipment packages (including Sasquatch), and trim levels.

By the way, a Jeep Gladiator was recently spotted entering Ford’s facility near a metro Detroit. It may mean Blue Oval wants to benchmark the Gladiator pickup.

To create a Bronco truck, Ford engineers have to integrate the body structure elements of the SUV into the extremities of the cab. A pickup bed will replace the SUV’s cargo area.

What We Know About the Ford Bronco Pickup Truck:

It will be available only in four-door Crew Cab configuration

Engines:
  • base 2.3L turbo inline-four with 275 hp and 315 lb.-ft.
  • 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 315 hp and 410 lb.-ft. on regular fuel, or 330 hp and 415 lb.-ft. on premium fuel
  • 5.0-liter V8 is possible too
Transmissions:
  • 7-speed manual for the base engine only
  • 10-speed automatic for the rest
Drivetrain:
  • Four-wheel drive with optional two-speed electromechanical transfer case
Estimated Price:
  • Base – $30,000
  • First Edition – $60,000

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