Ford has officially confirmed when the new Bronco will debut.
Ford first announced plans to revive the Bronco SUV over two years ago, and now the wait is nearly over. Ford has announced the new Bronco will debut in Spring 2020, 24 years after the iconic off-roader ended production in 1996. We don't have a specific date yet, but if we had to guess, we think there's a good chance it will debut at the 2020 New York Auto Show next April.
Sadly, Ford hasn't released any new teaser photos of the SUV. Instead, the Blue Oval automaker has revealed the next-generation Bronco's new, but very familiar, bucking horse logo that hints at the SUV's off-road capability and durability, which was recently leaked in a video showing the Bronco's new startup screen on the infotainment display.
Ford hasn't revealed any new details about its upcoming Jeep Wrangler rival, but a lot of information has already leaked online. To help it compete with the Wrangler, the new Bronco will reportedly arrive with removable roof and doors that can be stored inside according to a recent patent filing. It will ride on the same body-on-frame chassis as the midsize Ranger pickup truck and will likely share its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. A manual option will also reportedly be offered.
Reports also claim the new Bronco will be available in two-door and four-door configurations like the Wrangler. At least one version will allegedly be fitted with chunky 33-inch off-road tires with 17-inch wheels. As for the styling, the reborn Bronco will have a retro-inspired design, retaining the original model's rectangular grille, round headlights and bold "Bronco" lettering on the front according to attendees at a dealership preview event.
A smaller version of the Bronco based on the Ford Escape is also coming and is expected to be named the "Bronco Sport," but Ford hasn't announced when it will debut. Continuing Ford's SUV onslaught, the automaker's new Mustang-inspired electric crossover will also debut on November 17.