The latest leaked images and details were all incorporated into this new vision of the hotly anticipated SUV.
The last month of 2019 provided us with an interesting though not entirely surprising design detail about the upcoming reborn 2021 Ford Bronco. Leaked images revealed a round Bronco headlight that, while not completely retro, draws design inspiration directly from the classic Bronco SUV. With modern touches like slender, vertical orange turn signals and another svelte horizontal lens (likely the daytime running light) flanking each side of the round headlight, it's clear the new Bronco's front end won't look like anything else in the current Ford lineup.
And now a member of the Bronco6G forum has created what are perhaps the most accurate rendered images of the new Bronco to date, complete with that headlight design incorporated.
These 3D models made by forum member TopRecon are of the hopeful two-door version. We're not entirely sure whether the Bronco will be a four-door only or, like the Jeep Wrangler, come in two-door guise as well, though these renderings make the latter awfully attractive. These images show those leaked headlights combined with a huge grille with the Bronco name placed in between. Previously leaked patent images prove Ford will offer removable doors and roof sections, and some of these images show that.
What we're seeing here is quite possibly the most serious threat the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited will have to date. Also, notice the absence of the Ford blue oval emblem, just as was done with the new Mustang Mach-E.
Underneath this retro yet still modern body lies the same platform underpinning the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck, which rides on front and rear solid rear axles. Chances are power will come from the also familiar 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder which, in the Ranger, provides 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed transmission will likely be the only gearbox available.
Pricing? Still too early to know for certain, but somewhere around $30,000 to $35,000 sounds about right. The 2021 Ford Bronco will officially debut at a so-far unannounced date this coming spring.