When Ford revealed at this year’s Detroit Auto Show that it’s going to bring back the Bronco in 2020, it was a ‘dream come true’ moment for many potential midsize pickup buyers. The rumors of Bronco coming back have been doing the rounds for a long time, and therefore it was a very relieving thing when the official announcement was done by the company.
However, now when the official announcement has been done people are excited to know what it will have to offer. While not much is known about it as of now, we’ve collected whatever we already know to constitute an overall picture of what 2020 Ford Bronco may have to offer. Let’s take a look at it:
2020 Ford Bronco Design
Since the launch of 2020 Bronco is not expected anytime soon, details about it are scarce as of now. There’re rumors that Ford may make a Bronco based on 2017 Raptor or Ranger-based Everest, those rumors have been quashed by Ford CTO Raj Nair. While he agreed that Bronco will share the platform with Everest, he also stated at the same time that it will be a completely different vehicle.
Nevertheless, he still shared some information about the possible design of this upcoming midsize pickup. Speaking about the size he said that we can expect something bigger than the original Bronco but bigger than the Bronco II of 1980s.
It’s also rumored that 2020 Bronco will have solid front and rear axles. The news was dropped by Dana, the company that provides axles for Jeep Wrangler.
2020 Ford Bronco Specifications
It shouldn’t be surprising if Bronco comes with same engine and transmission system that’ll be loaded in Ranger. One possible candidate is 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 that was used in 2018 F-150 and Fusion Sport.
2020 Bronco Versions and Competition
Speaking about the versions of Bronco, Ford CTO Raj had suggested that Bronco will get an off-road version to compete with Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This clearly suggests that Jeep Wrangler will be one of the chief competitors of Bronco. Fiat Chrysler, are you listening?
However, a slightly disappointing rumor about the versions of Bronco is that that Ford may not launch a two-door version of Bronco this time. An anonymous Ford source had revealed to Gear Patrol sometime ago that according to Ford there’s no market for two-door SUVs. So Bronco will exclusively be a four-door vehicle only. The face savior here is that Bronco will hopefully have a removable roof.
2020 Ford Bronco Price
Based on above-given information and competition we expect The Bronco’s base price should be around $30,000, which is about the same as a 2018 Wrangler Unlimited. This is slightly higher than Jeep Wrangler, but it can be justified if this new midsize pickup is also better from Wrangler in major departments.