Ford’s latest teaser video indicates that the Bronco will finally be unveiled in the spring of 2020.
It’s been a long time coming, but the end is finally in sight. Ford will finally reveal its long-awaited Bronco prototype to the world in the Spring of 2020, according to the latest video posted on YouTube.
The teaser doesn’t really show much more than a rundown on the Bronco’s lineage from the mid-‘60s to the mid-‘90s. We get to see snippets of how the utility vehicle evolved over time, but also how the Bronco’s logo changed over time. The video ends with what is presumably the new Bronco’s logo which we’ll see on actual vehicle when it is revealed next spring.
So far, we know quite a bit about the Bronco thanks to earlier leaks. Last June, a leak on a Canadian website revealed the Bronco’s likely powertrain to be the 2.3-L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. That engine makes between 270 and 300 horsepower, depending on whether or not it’s in a Mustang or a Ranger at the time.
This makes sense as the Bronco is known to share the Ranger’s chassis, so having it also share the same engine is an easy design choice to make.
Spy photos have thus far revealed a Bronco that very much resembles the Ranger, but patent images show that is likely not to be the case on the finished product. In August, patents revealed a very Wrangler-esque utility vehicle, complete with a roll cage and spare tire rack, tubular steel doors, and a removable roof.
Those patents were mostly to do with possible Bronco safety features but appeared to be for a two-door vehicle. We know that the Bronco will eventually arrive in two sizes: a Baby Bronco and a larger Bronco. It’s widely expected for the Baby Bronco to arrive first, with the possible moniker of Bronco Scout.
Trademarks issued in July also revealed potential trim names based on famous rivers found across the country. Ford still hasn’t confirmed any official names besides “Bronco”, so hopefully we’ll get some labels next spring.