Everything stays put, but the release date of the new Bronco could be delayed. We lack a lot of info about the model for the 2020 season. Ford made the new F-150 debut a year before the next season started. Why they are waiting with the SUV? The new Bronco caused a lot of interest ever since Ford made it clear the nameplate is coming back. Ever since we have a couple of teaser images and nothing more. With time ticking away, we are sure the SUV will come back as the 2021 Ford Bronco.
Something is slowing down the return of the vehicle. We still don’t know what, since Ford is not offering too many details about it. With a huge interest, it is impossible that enthusiasts couldn’t find any decent info about drivetrains, look, size… There are no spy photos either. So, having all this in mind, the 2021 Ford Bronco is becoming more realistic than the 2020 edition. Well, the comeback could happen next year, but only as the prelude for the production which will start later.
What Do We Know About the 2021 Ford Bronco?
Among many speculations, we can find some clear things about the new 2021 Ford Bronco. First of all, the SUV is coming back, that is for sure. The company showed the logo and the covered vehicle. However, further details are unknown. Chiefs said the SUV will be ready for 2020, but it was a couple of years ago. Now, when the time has come, all we get is a teaser image. Some experts say it is a Baby Bronco, the off-road oriented version.
We can even find some spy photos, but no one is sure that is the new 2021 Bronco. It might be the SUV but doesn’t have to be as well. We don’t know what will the model look like, its dimensions, and of course – release date.
2021 Ford Bronco Specs Rumors
This is probably the major concern. Again, there are few theories, but we will go through each of the possibility we have heard of. The new Bronco will be a mid-size SUV. That means a V6 engine would be a perfect choice. BUT, Ford is making a surprise according to rumors. The all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder unit could take the place under the hood. 270 ponies and 310 pound-feet of torque seems to be a good output. A 10-speed automatic transmission is its pair. Previously, we thought the new SUV is going to use a 2.7-liter V6. Its output varies between 325 and 335 hp, and 380 and 400 lb-ft of twist.
Bronco Goes Hybrid
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Sooner or later, the 2021 Ford Bronco is going to get this kind of a drivetrain. Here are some proofs. First, Explorer is already using the plug-in hybrid. The new SUV combines a 3.3-l engine with an electric motor and 10-speed gearbox. What’s more, the Blue Oval company spends a lot of funds into electrification. Big investments will result in about 20 hybrid models in the next three years. The carmaker said they will electrify its flagship vehicles to draw more attention. With a lot of interest shown in Bronco, we are sure it will be one of the models with an electric drivetrain.
Other Speculations – Two-Door Version, Convertible… A PICKUP TRUCK?!
The old Bronco was a two-door SUV. Now, these kinds of models are dead. But, the 2021 Ford Bronco is going to revive a two-door configuration, at least as an optional feature. The standard model will come with four doors. Also, some reports say the Baby Bronco will be the version with two doors. What’s more, the SUV is going to offer a convertible top. This shows the intention of the Blue Oval company to challenge Jeep Wrangler. This rivalry will be fun to watch.
Finally, we can also find some rumors about the 2021 Ford Bronco Pickup Truck. Some enthusiasts go so far to tell that the spy photos of the Ranger Raptor are confirming these stories. They say the new Bronco will use the same platform to build a similar version for itself. We would like to see the off-road Raptor edition of the SUV, but it is not happening right from the start. It would be cool to see if the Bronco Raptor can match the performance of the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro SUV.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is now more likely to happen than the 2020 year model. The company is delaying the premiere, leaving less time for the vehicle for the next season. So, they could reconsider the entire plan and bring the first production version for 2021. Of course, the release date depends on the hybrid drivetrain and Raptor model. However, their advanced versions could wait for the first update. Fans want to see Bronco as soon as possible. The company promised its comeback in 2015, and they had plenty of time to revive the nameplate and build the perfect SUV.