The electric Jeep Wrangler has a new rival.
The Ford Bronco has already proven itself to be an epic off-roader and with retro styling that perfectly modernizes the classic of the original, it's just as good to look at as it is to drive over tricky terrain. But while the Bronco is a great alternative to the regular Jeep Wrangler, there isn't yet a Blue Oval equivalent of the electric Wrangler. Ford has recognized that this gap in its lineup exists, and its CEO has teased an electric Bronco. But we're impatient, so we've rendered what it might look like. Beyond that, here's a collection of all the info we have on the Bronco Lightning (if that is what Ford calls it) and what we can guess it will be like.
We've taken a cue from the Mustang Mach-E and fitted the electric off-roader with a smoothed front grille that features the iconic Bronco logo. We've also added a secondary light bar in the lower section of the grille and given the SUV wheels borrowed from the F-150 Lightning. We don't expect much else in the way of styling changes, as Ford worked very hard to style the new Bronco in a modern way that still pays tribute to the original. Simply put, the Bronco's design is pretty much perfect, so why mess with it?
But what else can we expect?
Before the electric Bronco arrives, a hybrid version is expected, so don't keep your eyes open for an electric Bronco for some time yet. Assuming that this new offering borrows from the Mustang Mach-E, there could be variants that start at a base output of 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque all the way up to 480 hp and 634 lb-ft. However, it's worth remembering that the Mach-E is still a kind of Mustang, so the Bronco would likely have less power and torque than the top GT trim of the Mach-E. With that in mind, expect around 300 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Whatever its specs turn out to be, you can bet it will be one of the best electric off-roaders on the planet.