The resurrection of the popular Ford Bronco, which was on the market for 30 years before it went out of production in 1996, is on the mind of every off-roading fan. The 2020 Ford Bronco isn’t due to be released for a while yet, but we’re sure it will hearken back to the old Bronco in plenty of ways.
Last year, the president of Ford in North and South America, Joe Hinrichs, said that the new Bronco will stay “true to its heritage” and that it will be recognizable as a Bronco. Teaser images released recently support this statement, though we can expect the new Bronco to feature modern updates in line with the rest of the Ford lineup.
MotorTrend’s guess is that the Bronco will have the same standard 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the upcoming 2019 Ranger, as Ford has taken to downsizing engines and turbocharging them for better fuel economy over the last few years. The same engine on the Mustang puts out 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. We can most likely expect a V6 engine available too, if not at the initial release then within a few years after.
Ford has confirmed that the Bronco will have the same off-roading roots as its predecessor. It may be designed more for desert-running than rock climbing like the Ranger—though it will be fully capable of both, thanks to an expected four-wheel drive option.
As we at Romeo Ford learn more 2020 Ford Bronco news, we’ll be sure to let you know on our blog.