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Check Out the 2021 Ford Bronco Startup Screen

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Ford's startup animation leaked onto the internet.

Ford Bronco leaks have been a fun consistent in the lead up to its full reveal, expected in early 2021. We've learned, amongst other things, that the SUV will likely have a removable roof, Ranger's 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic speed transmission along with a manual option and big wheels.

Now we know what Ford Bronco owners will see when they turn on the ignition and the infotainment display lights up. It was leaked in a video on YouTube but was promptly taken down under copyright notice from Ford. However, nothing truly leaves the internet and screen captures were left behind.

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We did get to see the opening animation before the video was pulled, and we saw a mountain range as the backdrop to rocks tumbling before coming together to form the iconic Bronco logo. If there was any doubt Ford is planning a rugged vehicle with plenty of off-road capability, that and the teaser shot of a Bronco covered in a muddy cloth in front of a rocky desert landscape should end it. As for how a video of the splash screen made it onto the internet, that's likely down to the latest Sync update.

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The animation was pulled from a Ford F-150, and it's not uncommon for cars to have multiple splash screens embedded in the software. The original uploader's channel also showed a Lincoln Aviator splash animation taken from the same truck. In fact, if you own a Ford/Lincoln vehicle with the current generation of Ford's Sync system, you may be able to still access the Bronco's splash screen using Forscan or a similar tool. Most likely, given how on the ball the online community is, Ford put this in early by mistake.

While this isn't a huge insight into the upcoming Ford Bronco, it is helping expectations and another clue as to what to expect.

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