We are getting closer to the release date of the new Ford Bronco. The company unveils pieces of information and it is still unclear why we still can’t see it in dealerships. Some rumors are reporting a delay is possible, but the 2021 Ford Bronco is going to unveil the complete lineup. Next year, we will see the new model for the 2020 season. Ford just can’t disappoint an army of fans which caused the most interest in some vehicles in recent history, according to a number of news and comments.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is going to offer the full lineup. Then, we will find out if all the rumors about hybrid and diesel engines have any sense. Well, the new SUV causes a lot of questions, and there are no as many answers from reliable sources. Only a few traces are giving us hints about the vehicle, but no official statement has been announced. The company confirmed its arrival. Strangely, spy shots are missing. If the SUV is coming so soon, test mules would be on the streets and there are fans who would catch these prototypes, no matter how good they are hidden.
OJ Simpson was the main reason why Ford discontinued Bronco. The chase with the police made a negative advertising campaign, and the carmaker just had to do that. Now, OJ is out of jail, and the situation is different. Bronco is ready to come back.
The first rumors about its return appeared in 2015. Already in 2016, Ford announced plans of the comeback. Back then, chiefs said the Bronco will be a new SUV for 2020. During the past year, we were listening carefully every announcement, and spokesmen confirmed the vehicle is almost here. But, no hints, no spy photos, no official concepts… Only a few renders of so-called Baby Bronco – an off-road oriented version of the vehicle. So, we are almost in 2020 and the company is yet to say when the SUV is coming back. Again, we repeat that Ford cannot disappoint fans. They are waiting eagerly ever since the first rumors about the comeback appeared.
2021 Ford Bronco Configurations
The new 2021 Ford Bronco will definitely be a four-door model. However, the nameplate remains known for its two-door configuration its predecessor used. Well, we might have good news, since rumors about this version are louder and louder. Still, it is a very questionable move. SUVs are beating the competition with its practicality, and the two-door version is definitely not adding any easier access. There are still some advantages to this kind of cabin, but it will be mostly paying homage to the old-school SUV.
What is the Bronco Redback?
The most recent rumors are speaking of some kind of Redback edition. That made us browse a little bit about this story. The badge was available for the Australian Ranger truck and the pickup received a special exhaust system. Well, this was an aftermarket upgrade. We believe this is going to be another homage, but for Australian buyers only. Also, some sources say the performance-oriented version is also coming, and that one could be the 2021 Ford Bronco Redback.
Like for the rest of the SUV, engines are not yet confirmed for the 2021 Ford Bronco. The vehicle is going to be an off-road oriented. So, a powerful unit is required. We place our stakes on a V6 model, probably with a turbocharged, performance-oriented version for upper trim levels. A V8 engine is not likely to happen. A four-cylinder will need a turbo system, and it can’t provide as much fun for the all-terrain ride.
2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler
The 2021 Ford Bronco is going to compete with Jeep Wrangler. Maybe we can check out the 4×4 vehicle which is dominating the off-road segment to see what to expect from the new Bronco. Jeep installs both four- and six-cylinder engines. However, buyers are keen on the more powerful solution, which provides more options. If the upcoming Ford’s SUV is going to be an off-roader, we will also see a huge gap under the body, all-terrain tires, and larger wheels. Skid plates go without saying.
When Will 2021 Ford Bronco be Available?
Although enthusiasts are losing faith the SUV is coming back as the 2020 year model, we are sure the vehicle will be there. The company cannot fail and the new model will be out somewhere next year. One thing is sure – we must follow the biggest car shows in the USA to see its premiere. So, New York, Chicago (less likely), or Detroit are the places where Bronco could debut. This year’s LA auto show is not so likely to host the unveiling. The 2021 Ford Bronco will show the full potential of the SUV, with all options being available for the first ‘update’.