Last year we spoke to an engineer who had insider information on the development of the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco. A few weeks ago, Ford released the first official images of the 2020 Bronco, except for the fact that it was under a sheet. It was the best look at what Ford’s legendary SUV will look like, or at least its silhouette — until this morning. Today, Road and Track released its own renderings of what they think the Blue Oval’s off-roader looks based on lighting and the way the cover hangs off its body.
At the time, our source said Ford “just commissioned another design study, because they feel it looks too much like a Wrangler.” He went on to describe it as similar looking to “the [Ford] Troller, out of Brazil,” and that “it’ll look like a four-door version of that.” But a lot can change in a year and, if Road and Track’s renderings are as accurate as we hope they are, there will be a two-door version.
Based on the information given to us last year from our source, Ford also “want it comparable [to the Wrangler] in every way,” which is a win for the consumer considering how capable the Wrangler is both on and off-road. And even though everyone wants to see a big V8 pulling the Bronco around, it’s unlikely, especially if Ford already ditched the V8 for the Raptor and gave it a turbo V6. With that said, even the 2.3-liter four-cylinder that’s possibly going in the Ranger wouldn’t be a bad idea seeing as how there’s a possible 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque on tap.
As was the case last year, and even with Road and Track’s clever renderings, everything is still pure speculation. We reached out to Ford for comment, but haven’t heard back. We’ll update the story if and when that changes.
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