The baby Bronco has been spotted next to the Ford Explorer.
Another day, another Ford Bronco leak. After the specifications for the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport emerged online, the Bronco's baby sibling has been spotted in a new video posted on the Bronco Sport Forum. This isn't the first time we've seen the Bronco Sport before its official debut, but this time the SUV was spotted parked next to a Ford Explorer allowing us to see how they compare in size.
The video isn't great quality since it was shot from a distance on a smartphone, but we can see that the Ford Bronco Sport is shorter and narrower than the Ford Explorer and has a much shorter wheelbase. This isn't surprising since the Bronco Sport is based on the same platform as the Ford Escape, but it will be more rugged than the Explorer.
There appears to be some light camouflage on the front fascia, but the headlights have been left on revealing the SUV's horizontal daytime running lights that extend to the edge of the grille. As we saw in leaked photos showing the small SUV undisguised, the Ford Bronco Sport adopts a boxy shape and appears to be roughly the same height as the Ford Explorer.
According to the details obtained from a Ford dealer order system, the Bronco Sport will have a 105.1-inch wheelbase, which is shorter than the Escape's 106.7-inch wheelbase. Five trim options will be available including Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and a First Edition.
As for engine options, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will be offered with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo engine and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo. In the Escape, the 1.5-liter EcoBoost produces 180 horsepower and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost delivers 250 hp. Both engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and send power to all four wheels.
While there are a lot of details we already know about the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, the debut date remains a mystery. Originally, the new Ford Bronco was going to debut this month and be shown off at the 2020 New York Auto Show, but the event has been delayed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic so we may have to wait several months for the Bronco to finally break cover.