Last updated on March 11th, 2017 at 01:29 pm
Some car manufacturers such as Fiat and Ford constantly look at the past in order to develop new models. We saw this with Fiat 500 and the previous Ford GT models. The well-known Ford GT was made according to the original, GT40 from the 60s. That car was one of the best ever made and it is responsible for amazing achievements. Now, Ford has announced a new model that should share the same story. The model in question is new Ford Bronco. It is still in development so a lot of facts and specifications are still unknown. On the other hand, we have a lot of those what we know.
Joe Hinrichs, vice-president of Ford announced that the new Ford Bronco will be a real off-road beast. It will have amazing performances and it will be a direct rival to the most of the well-known cars of this type. He added that Ford is preparing a lot of ‘’new’’ features and gadgets for this model. Then, we discovered the confirmation that this car will be equipped with AdvanTEK gear features. They are related to the axels, allowing cars a higher ground clearance and therefore much better off-road capabilities. What we know is that new Ford Bronco will be a much more powerful off-road than most cars available right now.
So, we all know that the new Ford Bronco is going to be launched soon. We all know that it will have superior off-road capabilities, but we want to know a lot more.
There are several photos published related to the new Ford Bronco and all of them prove that this car is going to be amazing. It looks like an old model, but paired with the latest technologies and improvements. Outside, huge wheels and a well-known front end will dominate. At the back, we have a traditional design paired with LED taillights and classic trunk door.
The wheels are probably going to attract a lot of attention. They are some of the best-looking available right now and they are going to be one of the main elements of this car. We also liked the grill with ‘’Bronco’’ written on it.
The exterior, in general, is modern and different than most SUV and off-road vehicles available right now. It isn’t the most beautiful car on the planet, but it is one of the most original.
When it comes to the inside of a new Ford Bronco there are no a lot of known facts. We believe that it will look similar to current Ford models and don’t expect something extremely interesting. However, Ford is known for making some, small but yet original and amazing design improvements, so there will probably be an element or two inside that will impress a lot of drivers.
The interior quality is expected to be above the normal. After all, this is one of the most popular and very desirable models, so it literally should offer a lot. On the other side, we will have a durable and resistant interior. This is standard for most Ford models, designed for all kinds of purposes, such as the F150, Raptor and Ranger.
Nowadays it is a well-known thing that car manufacturers prefer fuel efficient engines. The gas prices will go up even more in the near future and by 2020 they may reach astronomic values. This led us to believe that the new Ford Bronco will be more of an economical car than gas-eating beast.
Some of the possibilities include Eco Boost engines. As you may know, even Mustang is now available with this engine. It has 2.0L and around 200HP. Let’s just add that it isn’t a very popular model! Nevertheless, this type of engine will definitely be available for the new Ford Bronco. A good thing is that there will be a V6. It has to be! It is one of the most popular engines in the United States, so we are certain it will be present here. Due to the popularity of diesel engines, we believe that a turbocharged version must be available. Sadly, there are no a lot of details about this engine, but it is probably going to be a less-powerful and more economical version.
If you know about Raptor, a race truck that shares the chassis with F150, then you will also know that Bronco will be available in a ‘’hot’’ version. We will expect a V8, turbocharged version, better ground clearance and a much better sound. Raptor is capable of amazing and incredible stunts, so this version of Bronco won’t be any different.
Available transmissions are going to be 10 gears automatic and 6 gears manual, according to the latest information. However, we can expect that Ford includes a few newer ones, just to keep things better and more interesting.
The automatic transmission is very popular in the United States, so there are high chances that it will be available first. New Ford Bronco will be limited for off-road capabilities, but it will become a perfect SUV.
The manual transmission is what we all want. It is going to be tough, rigid and one of the most durable transmissions you have ever seen. Why? This is one of the most modern, but yet off-road capable Ford models. There are no drawbacks here and it is known that this is going to be a rock-climbing beast. New Ford Bronco will then be a completely different option than the Raptor. While the Raptor is designed for a fast drive across the wastelands, Bronco will a full-time off-road vehicle, with city-drive capabilities.
All-wheel drive is also something that should be mentioned. We know that Ford makes some of the great 4×4 cars when they really want to, and adding the fact that the new Bronco is a highly expected car just confirms that. At the beginning, we mentioned huge wheels and tires. Pairing them with AWD will have amazing capabilities and a lot of benefits.
New Ford Bronco and its connection with Ford Ranger
Chances are high that a new Ford Bronco will be based on the same chassis as the new Ford Ranger. Believe or not, this is a good thing, because Ranger is an actual SUV. Off-road performances are not special, but the base and the construction are a great ground for building an off-roader.
Previous off-road models made by Ford were based on Edge or on Escape. These are ordinary, family cars, so their base is all except SUV-related. This is the main reasons why these models didn’t achieve some impressive results and became popular cars for off-roading.
A related advantage is knowing that the new Ford Bronco is going to be more reliable and more durable thanks to the base in mind. It may be one of the best off-road cars in 2020.
Ford Bronco: The concept
Back in 2004, Ford revealed the Bronco concept. There are no a lot of things in common with the real model that will be launched in 2020, but there are some similarities. Most of them are related to the design. The concept looked like original, classic Ford Bronco, but it was loaded with technology. Another thing we noticed are the wheels. The concept and the latest pictures of the new Ford Bronco suggest they are the same.
Some more interesting facts about the concept are related to the interior. In the concept, driver and co-driver have separate stations and at the back, there are two seats, rather than four. Obviously, this isn’t going to be a part of the real Bronco!
The engine in the concept was a small turbo diesel with only 128HP. As you may believe, it won’t be available in the official model! It is simply powerless to move a car that will have a weight of 2500-3000 pounds. As we mentioned, this car will have more powerful engines.
The concept also had LED headlights and taillights. The front part is similar almost identical to the original model, while the rear end is similar to the new Ford Bronco.
Direct rival of the new Bronco
The direct rival to the Bronco is going to be Jeep Wrangler. This car is still very popular and one of the rare models that can be used off road. It currently offers amazing capabilities and it is one of the extremely popular everlasting models.
Another rival, if we can call it like that is Ford F150 Raptor, but because they are made by the same company, Ford will probably take certain precautions in order not to reduce demand for neither of these two models.
From Europe, especially from the United Kingdom, Land Rover may be a direct rival. However, these cars are not sold in high numbers, so we honestly believe that the rivalry won’t be huge. After all, Bronco will be desirable in the United States, due to the construction and the design that is native here. Still, we may expect some rivalry from Japanese car manufacturers, but they will still be less desirable and less popular.
History of Ford Bronco
The original Ford Bronco was launched back in the 60s, in 1966 more precise. It has been in production since 1996, but the first and the most original model has been in production 10 years, until 1977. It was known as MPV or a multi-purpose vehicle. This term is older than the SUV and it was used back in the 60s and 70s.
In 1978, Ford Bronco got a huge upgrade in the size. It became bigger and therefore closely related to the Ford F series. The first rivals were Jeep CJ5 and Harvester Scout, but after the upgrade, bigger rivals were treated as direct opponents. This includes Dodge Ramcharger and Chevrolet K5.
A well-known element of the Ford Bronco was the spare tire, located at the back door. The new Ford Bronco probably won’t have it, but Form may surprise us. It definitely has been one of most popular Ford models and due to a reason. Back at the time, it was reliable, powerful and extremely comfortable. Off-road capabilities weren’t amazing, but were decent. Now is the time a new Ford Bronco set new limits.
All remakes are popular. Obviously, they are not as popular as the original models, but they are very appealing and they are more than just desirable. The situation will be the same with the Bronco 2020. It was a respectable model made by Ford and we believe that the new model will become an even better.
In 2020, this car will still offer amazing capabilities, huge engine and the look that is simply amazing. We will also add the fact that a new model will be one of the best-looking cars. It is simply different than most cars available now and those that will be available in 2020.
Add the fact that there are no a lot of direct rivals, and we may get one of the most popular cars in 2020. Chances are definitely high that this model is going to become one of Ford favorite models.
Launch date and the price
This is the part you waited for. The new Bronco will be launched in 2020 in the United States. What we know is that it will also be designed and manufactured in Michigan, so delivery time won’t be long. The next country that will get this car is Australia. They will probably get it a few months after its being released in the United States and it will be the same model (without regional modifications). Other countries will get this car as well, but we don’t know the order nor the details.
The price of new Ford Bronco will be around $30,000 for the basic model. However, we know that the basic version will have an Eco Boost engine, something you don’t want unless you want to save money on fuel, so a decent model will cost you about $37,000.