We’ve known for a long time that Ford has planned to bring us a new Bronco model that will become part of their SUV lineup. This isn’t going to be just another SUV that Ford offers to fill out their collection, instead this new version of an old name will be a model that is expected to compete directly with the Jeep Wrangler for the title of the best off-road machine on the trails in the area that we love to travel and find adventure.
The Bad News First
When it comes to what the Ford Bronco offered us on the market in the past this SUV was built as a two-door and as a four-door SUV. The news from Ford tells us that we won’t see a two-door model at all. The studies the Ford team has performed showed that a four-door version of this new off-road SUV will not have a marketplace. This seems like a bit of an oddity considering the Jeep Wrangler is an off-road SUV that does have a two-door version on the market which is one of the most popular forms of the Wrangler.
In addition to the fact that the Bronco won’t be offered with only two doors in its new form, Ford appears to be challenged when it comes to the new design for this SUV. So far, the reports are that this new model and the designs that have been offered look too much like a Jeep Wrangler. Ford has recently commissioned another design study to try and bring a different design to this SUV that has distinct differences for the new Bronco. This could be good news in a way, but for now, it’s delaying the launch of this new off-road machine.
The Good News
It appears the new Ford Bronco will have an engine that will be more powerful than the direct competition of the Wrangler. The new engine will be the 2.7-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine that will be able to pump out 325 horsepower for this impressive new SUV. This is the same engine that’s being used in the Fusion Sport and the new 2018 F-150. This impressive engine will get the job done and provide impressive power for this excellent vehicle to make sure it can handle the toughest of trails when it arrives on the market.
We should see this new Ford in the 2020 model year and certainly expect to see a couple concept and production models make their way across the stage at different shows around the world over the next couple of years before the Bronco arrives. As a Ford model, you can expect the Bronco to add more powertrains to the mix and maybe even change to offer a two-door model in the future, but at launch, you now have a fantastic idea of what the new Bronco will be and what it can provide when you’re ready to head out on the roads and trails in your area.