The removable roof design is pure Jeep Wrangler.
Based on the Ford Ranger, the soon-to-be-revealed Ford Bronco is set to give the Jeep Wrangler some major headaches when it arrives. We recently got the news that the midsize SUV will feature a manual gearbox, and now we have two spy shots of an actual Bronco. Posted on Bronco 6G by a user named BroncoKong, the pictures reveal the rear-end of the Bronco, possibly from a factory.
The main talking point is the removable roof and the roll cage structure that instantly reminds one of the Wrangler. We previously hinted that such a roof structure would be available late last year when Ford submitted a patent for its design.
According to the original post, the user said: "I saw the four-door and two-door midsize. IT'S EPIC!" From the leaked photos, we can see a noticeable character line along the body, large fender flares, and rectangular-shaped taillights. Look more closely, and a rear backup camera is positioned in the middle of the tailgate-mounted spare, just below a center lamp that has an arch-like shape.
Shortly after posting the pictures, BroncoKong posted a message saying that "pic and content have been removed by request of Ford," another sign that these pictures are the real deal.
The pictures also reveal six-lug wheels and, considering the positioning of the spare and the removable roof, it's very likely that the Bronco will have a swing-out tailgate with side hinges - again, this mimics the Jeep Wrangler's design. The latest pictures have only served to further whet the appetites of off-road enthusiasts waiting for the new Bronco, which we expect to break cover imminently.
With its rugged looks, strong off-roading ability, and vast customization potential, expect it to become a regular sight on local roads. The SUV is expected to launch early next year and Ford expects to sell around 200,000 Broncos and Bronco Sports in the first year of production.