New sources claim to know when the reborn Bronco will break cover.
Several years have passed since Ford announced the Bronco is being reborn for a new generation, but we're still waiting for the Blue Oval automaker's Jeep Wrangler rival to arrive. Thankfully, the wait could soon be over if a report by The Fast Lane Car is to be believed.
Citing "two independent sources" with "insider knowledge from recent Ford dealership meetings," the publication claims the new Bronco will make its world debut in the second half of November. That just happens to coincide with the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, which starts on November 18, meaning we could finally see the new Bronco debut in just over six weeks from now. Nothing official has been confirmed by Ford yet, however.
TFLC's sources also claim to confirm reports that the new Bronco will be available in two-door and four-door configurations like the Wrangler and offered with a manual transmission. At least one version will be fitted with chunky 33-inch off-road tires and the off-roader is said to have "removable doors that can be stored inside the vehicle" to prevent them from getting scratched, which was previously shown in patents filed by Ford. Removable soft or hard top options will also be offered.
We've also known for a while that Ford will also offer a smaller version of the Bronco based on the Escape that has been nicknamed the "baby Bronco." TFLC's sources claim it will be called the Bronco Sport, which is one of the possible names that have been rumored.
The upcoming electric Mustang-inspired SUV was also featured at the dealer meetings, but a final name hasn't been confirmed yet. Rumors suggest it will be called the Mach-E, but Ford has confirmed it will have an electric range of around 300 miles. According to TFLC's sources, owners will be able to charge it at dedicated charging stations installed in Ford dealers.
These same sources have also uncovered new information about the next-generation Ford F-150. All models will offer a digital dash apart from the base XL models, and the center screen will be similar in size to the one in the 2020 Ford Explorer, which has a 10-inch vertical screen.