Speculations about the return of legendary Ford Bronco won’t stop until its release date. However, it is much clearer now what to expect. Some while ago we could read all sorts of info about the crossover. Now, it is almost certain that the 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door version will be an alternative to 2-door SUV.
The reason for this belief lays in the platform. The new 2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door will share the architecture with Ford Ranger truck. Both of these vehicles are coming back to the US soil. This will lead to many similarities, and the 2020 Bronco will pick a 4-door layout. Also, the truck and the crossover will also share engine and transmission system. On the other hand, the SUV is going to be much more appealing thanks to innovations such as Air Roof.
2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door Version Competition
The main rival to 2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door model will be Jeep Wrangler. There is also some unclear data about this SUV. Or maybe it is better to say truck. Fans still don’t know what to expect from Wrangler. The news about crossover conversion to truck spread like wildfire. But the latest info says the Scrambler takes a position in the truck lineup and Wrangler remains what it was. It will make this crossover the main rival to 2020 Ford Bronco.
Both vehicles are well-known for their off-road capabilities. That will be the main area of their competition. Well, there is also a Toyota Land Cruiser, but this SUV belongs to the luxury department. Bronco and Wrangler will cost much cheaper.
2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door version will be the same engine as for the regular 2-door variant. Although unconfirmed, it should be a 2.7-liter V-6. For the new Ranger, this unit can create over 300 hp. For the upcoming Bronco, the tuning is going to release at least 325 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque. The latest transmission created by Ford, a 10-pace automatic gearbox, pairs the powertrain. All-wheel drive is certain, but we still don’t know if the company brings FWD or RWD for 2020 Bronco.
Details about the 2020 Ford Bronco Hybrid are missing. But, the main thing is that the company bosses gave us hints about it. Fans still don’t believe in this story, since they can’t imagine the off-road beast getting power from such drivetrain. Some say it is plausible for the SUV to get diesel unit, rather than a hybrid.
Ford plans to invest billions of dollars to electrify its entire lineup. The first chapter includes a $5 billion boost into development and factories that will create hybrid and EV vehicles. By 2023 over 20 models will get a new engine. One of them is Bronco. Well, we believe the crossover is about to get a mild-hybrid system for 2020 edition. In future, we can even expect it as all-electric SUV. By 2030 all Fords will move to electric power.
2020 Ford Bronco 4-door Rendering and Debut
It’s been over 20 years since the last appearance of the Bronco. However, fans are still interested in the SUV and its comeback. Fans all around the United States are already creating concepts and renderings. After the announcement that 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door version is on the way, it didn’t take long before first images came out.
These are showing fans’ concept of the SUV based on details we know. A four-door layout and Air Roof system with removable roof panels. Other details are showing a classic off-road vehicle with rear tire mounted on the back. That is one of the details we could see on the only official image of the 2020 Bronco. Ford launched the picture of the covered crossover. From this one, we can conclude two things. One is a spare wheel on the tailgate. The other one is large wheel arches.
2020 Ford Bronco 4-door Spy Photos
It seems like the Ford is not testing Bronco yet. At least, we couldn’t see it on the streets. Otherwise, the internet would be full of spy photos and shots of the new 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door. We believe that the company will start to show it during 2019. Heavy camo is guaranteed, and it is going to hide most of the crossover. On the other hand, it will be enough to say the release date is approaching.
2020 Ford Bronco Raptor
The 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor could be top of the line model with its performance. However, the company doesn’t plan the Ranger truck in this trim level for the US. Only Australian buyers are getting Raptor next year. But, by 2020, bosses could change their minds due to high demand. With pickup available in this trim, the Bronco could do the same. If that happens, only 2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door version would come with a Raptor package that includes a high-output engine and visual upgrades.
Besides the standard crossover that takes a position in the mid-size segment, we will have one more version. No, we don’t talk about a two-door model, but the Baby Bronco. There is only one teaser image that doesn’t unveil too much. Large wheels, sportier front fascia, and sharp tail seem to make it different from standard 2020 Ford Bronco. Nevertheless, it is unknown if the downsized version is coming with two or four doors. Also, a baby SUV will probably use a smaller engine. Less power and better mileage are results.
2020 Ford Bronco 4-door Release Date
The 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door will be a trim level. As buyers will be able to pick Ranger with different cab configurations, the crossover will offer the same choice. Well, the crossover needs to compete with Jeep Wrangler. This SUV also plans to launch both 2- and 4-door version. So, without any of these, Bronco would be underdog right from the start. On the other hand, Wrangler is more likely to offer a diesel as an optional engine. Ford’s decision is to go with a hybrid.
Being a mid-size SUV gives us some material for speculations. If we look at the prices of other vehicles in the same class we can predict the price of $30,000 for the new Bronco. The similar opinion comes from experts. However, the 2020 Ford Bronco 4-Door is going to be a larger SUV, which means its price will rise. This version could cost up to $35,000. With the hybrid engine, it is not impossible to see the crossover around $40k. Furthermore, trim levels can make the price significantly higher. If the US carmaker launches the 2020 Ford Bronco in Platinum variation, then the cost will definitely be above $50,000.