Drone capabilities are awesome.
The Ford Bronco reveal is less than one month away, now set to take place on Monday, July 13 following an uproar over the originally announced July 9 debut, which happens to be O.J. Simpson's birthday. Of all 365 days, right?
Today, however, a member of the Bronco6G forum managed to capture a drone image of a completely undisguised 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport parked closely together for what appears to be an official photoshoot. Chances are those handling this shoot didn't take into account someone with a drone might be nearby. But what really makes this image so cool is the fact we're looking at a pre-production Bronco two-door with yellow exterior paint. It's totally rad.
A Ford employee even stated in the resulting forum conversation the following: "They must be filming something for the reveal. Non-camouflaged vehicles would never be used for development testing before the reveal. Someone must have snuck a drone over the filming site. Those Broncos are definitely the real deal."
And there you have it. The real deal. Now, it's important to remember only the Bronco is the fully-fledged SUV with a body-on-frame chassis shared with the Ford Ranger. The Bronco Sport, which won't debut on the same day as the Bronco, rides on the same though modified setup as the Escape crossover. It'll still be a pretty capable off-roader thanks to all-wheel-drive and better ground clearance, but those seeking more hardcore adventures sans pavement know which of the two to buy.
The reborn Bronco is a huge deal for the Blue Oval because it's part of its new business model that involves the elimination of traditional cars (aside from the Mustang) in favor of more trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and all-electric vehicles. What's more, the Bronco presents what's likely to be the most serious rival to the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.
The reveal countdown clock is already underway. We just need to be patient for another few weeks.