With a leaked image of the grille, we have a great idea what the range-topping Bronco will look like.
For a while, we weren't quite sure if we were going to get a version of the Ford Bronco that would sit above the Badlands/Sasquatch combo. But back in December, we were informed that the Bronco Warthog would happen and ever since, spy shots of the widebody off-roader have been appearing everywhere. Sadly, very little besides the silhouette and the overall size is visible in these spy shots, so getting a good idea of what would change styling-wise has been tricky. Fortunately, Ford has now let some details slip. A member of the Bronco6G forum has stumbled across part numbers and CAD images for the Bronco, including the new, clearly wider grille of the Warthog variant.
Much like the F-150 Raptor, the updated grille (listed under part number 8200E) features the F O R D script that is a clear sign of increased performance. Obviously, the similarities won't end with the aesthetics of wider fenders and a new grille with amber indicators. Under the skin, the Bronco Warthog will feature Fox internal bypass shocks with position-sensitive damping adjustment. Expect new wheels wrapped in much larger rubber in the form of 37-inch all-terrain tires from BFGoodrich. The spy shots also suggest a winch in the front bumper, but details on the powertrain have been scant thus far. That said, there are some calculated guesses that can be made.
Many expect that the Warthog will feature a six-cylinder engine with two turbos and a 3.0-liter capacity. There's also a rumor that the Bronco Hybrid will have the same 3.0-liter EcoBoost that powers the Explorer ST and Lincoln's Aviator Grand Touring, reportedly to the tune of 450 horsepower, matching the power of the F-150 Raptor.
Could it be, then, that the Bronco Hybrid and the Bronco Warthog will be one and the same vehicle? There's no way to know until Ford confirms it, but with the Warthog set to debut in the second half of 2022 as a 2023 model, it could be a long wait.