The revived Ford Bronco will likely arrive in the first or second quarter of 2020. The SUV is one of the most anticipated new products from Ford today, especially on the North American market.
Pricing, along with the future Ford Bronco’s look and technical stuffing, is an important issue. Since it is considered to be the Wrangler‘s direct rival, expect its prices will be comparable with those of the Jeep SUV.
Two-door Wrangler cost a little over $28,000, so Kelley Blue Book experts suggest a similar base version of the Bronco should be priced under $30,000.
Four-door Wrangler vehicles costs from 31,000 to 40,000 US dollars. The Jeep Gladiator pickup truck’s price slightly exceeds $33,000. Based on these figures, it is possible to estimate the upcoming Bronco pricing.
An icon of off-road capability was very popular for 30 years, substituted then by the Ford Expedition. Ford introduced the Bronco in 1965 as a 1966 model and discontinued it in 1996.
The Ford Bronсo changed five generations and grew in size during 30 years of production.
The first-generation model competed with the Jeep CJ-5 and the International Harvester Scout. The automaker manufactured it for 10 years (1966-1977). Its base equipment included a power take-off, an auxiliary gas tank, a winch, a post-hole digger and a CB radio.
The second-gen Bronco was launched in 1978 and discontinued in a year. The Ford F-100 served as a basis for it. The vehicle had strong rivals, such as the Jeep Cherokee, Chevy Blazer, Dodge Ramcharger.
The third-generation Bronco (1980-1986) featured an aggressive look and excellent off-road capability, for which it was especially loved by the public. It was based on the seventh-gen F-150.
Interestingly, a compact Ford Ranger-based Bronco II debuted in 1983, that had nothing in common with the larger Bronco.
The fourth-generation vehicle (1987-1991) was based on the eighth-gen Ford F-150. It came with a new transmission and a standard ABS, had a new front and an upgraded cabin.
The fifth Ford Bronco (1992–1996) was built on the F-150 of the 9th generation. It received a new front facia, updated transmission, improved aerodynamics, a rich equipment for that time.
Engines: І6, V8. The top-of-the-range engine was a 5.75-liter Windsor V8 with 240 hp.
Now the legendary world’s 4×4 vehicle for adventurers is coming back! It will arrive next year as a 2021 model.
This new sixth-generation Bronco will be a midsize SUV (American classification) and part of Ford’s global portfolio in 2020.
The Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan will be, as before, a site for its production.
Let’s sum up what we’ve heard and read of the upcoming model of late.
- It has a body-on-frame structure and shares underpinnings with the next-gen Ford Ranger.
- Ford’s teaser photo reveals a boxy profile with a rear-mounted spare tire.
- A DOHC 2.3-liter inline-four and a 10-speed automatic transmission will be likely available for the 2021 Ford Bronco. A manual transmission is possible too.
- Expect a hybrid powertrain, a conventional one or a plug-in hybrid gasoline-electric.
- Ford patented a door-removal system to utilize it on the new Bronco. Doors will be stowable in the cargo area. There will be a removable roof as well.