It’s a big Bronco news day, as we’ve just received a fascinating tip that the 2020 Ford Bronco will be just one (albeit the halo model) of an entire sub-brand of vehicles and one that encompasses the “Baby Bronco.”
A leaked image which comes by way of a Ford dealer meeting held in Las Vegas last month just gave us our first look at Ford’s upcoming new “Baby Bronco” but it also hides a secret tease of the 2020 Ford Bronco!
Off-Road.com first posted the images which it claims was found on a public area of Ford’s website which hosted pictures of the 2018 dealer meeting in Vegas, and the site claims these show the 2020 Ford Bronco.
This may seem like a silly question to ask to Ford enthusiasts, many who grew up in the muscle car era with a long love affair with V8-powered muscle, but what about for the 2020 Ford Bronco?
Ford is still years away from releasing its Ford Bronco revival, so it’s not too late to ask, and provide feedback on, whether you’d like to see Ford offer a V8 engine for the next Bronco. More importantly perhaps, for the company’s bean counters — how much would you be willing to pay for a V8 Bronco?
Let us know in this poll and join the discussion inside.
Enthusiasts rejoice, the 2020 Ford Bronco may get a 7-speed manual transmission, according to a source who spoke with Jalopnik.
The new transmission developed by Getrag, would be dubbed the MT-88 — likely to be paired with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.
As Jalopnik pointed out, Getrag has posted a spec page on its website, detailing its 6/7MTI550 transmission — a six or seven-speed manual gearbox that is rated for 405 lb-ft of torque. These specs would make it a good match for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine’s current rating of 400 lb-ft. Also apropos is the spec page which shows a date of 2021 as well as the capability for use in all-wheel-drive applications such as the 2020 Ford Bronco.
Ford has just released new photos teasing the upcoming yet-unnamed “Baby Bronco” (the front end of which was teased earlier this year).
The silhouette photo shows that it will be loosely based off of the 2020 Bronco, with a short hood, flat roofline and boxy proportions. Comparing the two photos side-by-side shows that the 2020 Bronco will likely come with at least a two-door model and do battle with the Jeep Wrangler while the Baby Bronco will be a more practical four-door SUV which loses the rear-mounted spare tire.
Bronco6G.com recently spoke to Dan Jones, who handles Bronco communications at Ford.
While he understandably could not provide specific details, Dan told us that “the design/engineering development [of the next-gen Bronco] is the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen Ford do to date” and to expect some big developments in the pipeline!
We think this is a great sign that Ford is undergoing a serious effort with the 2020 Ford Bronco in the face of early rumors that Ford might just offer up a warmed over and re-branded Ford Everest.
Exciting times ahead so stay tuned!!
Ford has recently submitted a patent application for a tailgate canopy system intended for use on the open lift gate of an SUV.
The patent application describes the system as a track integrated into the rear lift gate of an SUV. The track can be use used to hang canopy material for privacy, or to connect the end of an overhead canopy supported on the other side by extendable poles. The canopy material is waterproof and also constructed from phosphorescent material that can be illuminated by lighting elements embedded in the lift gate.
Is this patent intended for the 2020 Ford Bronco, another current Ford SUV, the yet unnamed future “baby Bronco” SUV, or maybe it will never make production at all? Time will tell…
During its first quarter 2018 earnings release, Ford Motor Company reconfirmed that it will offer a hybridized version of the next-generation Ford Bronco.
It’s still unclear what form the hybrid powertrain will take and how long after it would follow the 2020 Ford Bronco, but plans could very well be accelerated after the company made the surprise announcement that it will only produce two passenger cars in North America by 2020.
Ford recently confirmed that the 2020/2021 Ford Bronco will be coming in both 2 and 4 door models, but we’ve yet to see a 2-door Bronco rendering until now. Even better is that this Bronco render previews what a convertible top would look like, a feature which has not yet been confirmed nor denied by Ford.
What do you think of this look? Let us know inside!
What 2020 Ford Bronco design lurks under the tarp in the official teaser? These Bronco renderings attempt to digitally preview the design to us.
Starting with Ford’s teaser image, digital artist Michael Clark then incorporated the 2004 Bronco concept in coming up with this set of preview renderings. See the full set inside and let us know how you like it!