Updated: Aug 6
Ford is resurrecting the iconic Bronco nameplate for 2021. Here’s what we know so far on the latest automotive news for next year’s new Ford Bronco.
The Ford Bronco is arguably America’s first sports-utility vehicle, having made its debut back in 1966. Ford has decided to bring the Bronco nameplate back into production with an exciting new model set to go on sale in 2021.
You’ve seen the silhouettes on the Ford website. But, what else do we know about the new 2021 Ford Bronco before it makes its official world debut? Here are 5 things we already know below;
The codename Ford used for the original 1966 Bronco was G.O.A.T. - Goes Over Any Terrain. Ford claims they’ve tested the new Bronco in extreme outdoor conditions to ensure the 4x4 lives up to its legendary past.
Another thing we already know about the 2021 Ford Bronco is that it’s available in two different flavors. You can purchase a Ford Bronco in either two-door or four-door format to suit your requirements.
The new Ford Bronco shares its platform with the next-generation Ranger pickup truck. As with the Ranger, the 2021 Ford Bronco will come with a variety of powertrain options, such as the 2.3 turbo from the current Ranger and the 2.7 V6 twin-turbo from the F-150.
Ford has also confirmed the 2021 Bronco will eventually feature a hybrid powertrain to feature alongside hybrid Escape and Explorer models.
An Extra-Durable Interior
There’s speculation that the new Bronco’s interior will be extra-durable. For example, certain electronic equipment in the cabin could be waterproof. And it’s likely to have controls for auxiliary equipment above the rear-view mirror.
Last but not least, Ford recently gave us the definite date for the unveiling after teasing with vague timelines since last year. Monday, July 13th, at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST on ABC, ESPN, or National Geographic.