Ford has been leaving crumbs of information about their new Bronco from time to time, speculations run rampant online and the old concept model is even making an appearance in the upcoming movie Rampage. Ahead of its debut, MotorTrend has compiled a list of what we can expect to see once Ford finally unveils the 2020 Bronco.
Of course we’ll have to start with the prototype that was teased earlier this year.
Though it is hidden under a tarp, the general outline of its body shines through and we can clearly see the vehicle’s “squared-off two-box shape”, similar to the original model. There’s a full sized spare tire mounted to the tailgate, flared fenders, high wheel arches, large side mirrors jutting out and a gently raked windscreen.
Supporting the frame could be a platform borrowed from the new Ranger midsize pickup
that’s going to be built at the Wayne, Michigan, production plant, which is where the Bronco will be built as well. Makes sense to save on costs and have the body-on-frame Bronco share a platform.
We can also expect to see it offered in both two and four-door configurations, though there is a stronger case for four-doors. Just look at the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and how well that variant is selling compared to the two-door.
Under the hood could be a 2.3-liter turbo-four engine and maybe even a twin-turbo V-6 later down the road.
The former is likely to be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and maybe a six-speed manual if Ford sees a demand for it. Combined with four-wheel drive, Fox Shox suspension, locking rear differential, limited-slip front differential, Dana axles and the Bronco is ready to tear through the dunes. This is all purely speculation of course, and the only thing we’re sure of is a hybrid variant that Ford has previously confirmed.
Once on sale, we can expect to see pricing start at $30,000 with a loaded model almost hitting $50,000.