We've got a feeling its reveal is right around the corner.
By all accounts, the new Ford Bronco - Ford's first in more than 20 years - is very close to its official unveiling. That doesn't necessarily mean that production is ready to commence in the immediate future; it's believed that that date has been pushed back by a couple of months after Ford was forced to shutter North American manufacturing operations in response to the global pandemic.
But it does mean that our boundless curiosity around the nitty gritty mechanical details could soon be sated.
The rugged off-road SUV was just teased one last time before its big reveal, after US President Donald Trump paid a visit to Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan this past week, suggesting that its big reveal could be right around the corner.
Seen here under a sheet alongside the new Ford Ranger mid-size pickup, the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco was reportedly photographed upon the occasion of Trump's visit. According to Bronco6G forum user Corsair, the president called the new Bronco a "big winner" and a "great success" after he was told by CEO Jim Hackett that assembling the new SUV will occupy a workforce of about 2,000.
In the past, the president has made American manufacturing a focal point of his administration, calling out US firms for making products overseas or across the border in Mexico, where labor costs are often cheaper.
That the Ford Bronco will be built at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant is indeed great news if you value American-made products. It's also a natural fit, as the new sixth-generation model will share its frame and many of its mechanicals with the Ford Ranger, itself a revival of a model that was last sold in the US back in 2012.
Michigan Assembly also manufactured each prior generation of the Ford Bronco all the way back to 1966, back when it was a compact SUV built upon its very own, wholly unique chassis.