Everything We Know About the 2020 Bronco: September Updates
Backed by popular demand, the Ford Bronco will be returning to the Ford Fleet in 2020. One of the most iconic SUVs for nearly three decades, this leading 4×4 was immensely popular from the mid-1960s through the mid-1990s.
Avid fans have been long awaiting the return of the Bronco. It officially left the market in 1996, however many remained die-hard enthusiasts about the 4×4.
Ford confirmed at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017 that the Bronco would return in 2020, boasting a completely new version of itself.
The Ford Bronco will include features such as solid front and rear axles and an “Air Roof”. This will give passengers the opportunity to experience the sport vehicle without a roof. Ford has also stated that the vehicle will come with a no-compromise body-on-frame 4×4 built to tackle the most tenacious terrains.
The Bronco will reportedly have the same frame as the Ford Ranger pickup. And with many vehicles switching over to aluminum as of 2018, such as the Ford F-150, it is plausible that the Bronco will follow suit. It has also been discovered that Ford will also be rolling out a smaller version of the Bronco as well, with a similar look based on the Ford Escape.
There have also been reports of a two-door version being made along with the standard four-door Bronco. The Bronco will also offer a removable hardtop and doors without having to remove the sideview mirrors. The interior will also include seating for five via two rows of seats.
Reportedly, the overall look of the vehicle is rumored to be very similar to the Ford Everest. The Everest is a SUV that is based off the Ford Ranger and only available in markets outside of the U.S. The Bronco will most likely feature a slightly boxier look, though, with a tire mounted on the back of the vehicle as well.
More sources are cited as saying the Bronco will have a more “retro look and feel to it” which includes round headlights and square grill.
Under the Hood
The EcoBoost engine is rumored to be the engine going into the Bronco, and reportedly going to produce an average of 325 horsepower and have a good amount of torque.
There have been rumors that the 2020 Ford Bronco will be powered by turbocharged engines, specifically 4- & 6-cylinder versions which include Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost Engine. Mounted to these engines will be the prominent Ford 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford Bronco will also seem to follow suit of Ford’s truck line with similar names for Trims.
Because production for the vehicle will be moved to Michigan from Ford’s Asia-Pacific Engineering Center in Australia, and that other predicted competitors of the vehicle such as the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler cost on average $35,000, it is rumored that the Bronco will be in the same general ballpark.
So, when will the Bronco make its official entrance into the market? It is rumored that the smaller model of the Ford Bronco will roll out in January 2020, and larger model to follow later that year.
Stay tuned for more information on the return of the Ford Bronco on ford.com.