Bronco hybrid engine 2022?

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Does anyone know when the Bronco hybrid engine is supposed to be available? I heard 2022 but I haven't heard all that much about it other than it is happening at some point. Do you think it will be available in the 2 door? Jeep's hybrid is only available in the 4 door which makes me think Ford will go down that route as well.
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Does anyone know when the Bronco hybrid engine is supposed to be available? I heard 2022 but I haven't heard all that much about it other than it is happening at some point. Do you think it will be available in the 2 door? Jeep's hybrid is only available in the 4 door which makes me think Ford will go down that route as well.
it's probably apples to oranges but Ford Authority is saying 2024 for the Sport. And that's basically the same drive train as the Escape. For the Bronco it's going to be a whole new setup.

The Jeep is a PHEV with a electric motor in the tranny (replaces the torque converter) and another connected by belt to the engine. Differing from a hybrid in that it MUST be plugged in to shore power to get more than a half charge. I do not know if there is an advantage to that setup or if it was just a temporary shortcut to get it to market. There have been a few half axed engine mounted belt driven versions produced by others in the past. They have all gone away to my knowledge.

I seriously doubt Ford would cobble together anything like that.
 

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Does anyone know when the Bronco hybrid engine is supposed to be available? I heard 2022 but I haven't heard all that much about it other than it is happening at some point. Do you think it will be available in the 2 door? Jeep's hybrid is only available in the 4 door which makes me think Ford will go down that route as well.
I’m interested as well but thinking 2022 is probably unrealistic. Maybe late as a MY23 change. Curious where was your source?
 

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With the Maverick and Escape already having a hybrid… we’ll probably see a Bronco Sport hybrid in 2023/2024 as long as Bronco Sport sales don’t tank.

For the full-sized Bronco… I betcha they’ll be looking closely at the Wrangler 4xe sales. If it does well, sooner rather than later. But realistically probably not until 2024 at the earliest assuming they take shortcuts and just port over the F-150 hybrid’s power train.

I personally am not expecting a hybrid Bronco until Gen 7 unless the 4xe does really well. And by then we might actually be far enough enough along when it comes to electric technology that we may be looking at a full-electric Bronco instead.
 

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It appears Ford has been testing some hybrid versions, but I would still be pleasantly surprised if a hybrid is available for 2022. When it does come, which I'm guessing will 2023 at best, I think the first hybrid to drop will be the Raptor. I'd love a hybrid version of the Bronco.
 

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I will wait and see. I can't live with 15 mpg with rising gas prices.
 

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Considering the amount of reservations they had for the f150 electric I would bet we would see an electric bronco at some point. The popularity of the bronco paired with electric and good gas mileage would probably sell really good. Hopefully 2024 or 2025. I will trade my bronco in for an EV one
 
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