A trend among a large portion of automotive manufacturers has started to reappear as of late. This trend isn't creating brand new models and properties, but reviving the beloved ones of the past. Companies as large as Ferrari and Lamborghini have done such, along the American-based Ford.
Of course, Ford's brought back the legendary Ford GT, however, they're also resuscitating the well known and prominent Ford Bronco in 2020. Ford hasn't released much in terms of definite figures or answers surrounding the new Bronco, yet, this won't stop us from speculating. So, with that in mind, here are ten things we can expect from Ford's 2020 Bronco.
10 It May Have A Diesel Alternative
Compared to carmakers and vehicles overseas, American car companies don't seem as keen on diesel fuel for many regular vehicles. They do, actually, use diesel a lot for one category: Trucks.
Although the Ford Bronco is a more compact truck, it isn't out of the realm of possibility to think that the Bronco might have a diesel-fueled version somewhere in its lineup. If so, the extra option would pull in a lot more customers; away from the likes of Dodge's Ram and others.
9 Top-Of-The-Line Driver Assists
Nowadays, almost every new car has outstanding technological features that far surpass those of only a few years prior. Therefore, it's almost a guarantee that the 2020 Ford Bronco will have some of the best driver assists on the market.
As more and more details have begun to leak involving the 2020 Bronco, several include the implementation of driver assists. For example, assisted parking, safety sensors, improved passenger safety, and (Although not confirmed) a chance at self-driving technology in the future. Who knows, the new Bronco may be able to drive itself at some point.
8 Similarities To Ford's Other Trucks
With the announcement of the Bronco's return, Ford also revealed that the new compact-truck wouldn't be entirely new. In fact, it would be based off Ford's current Ranger base and inspired by many other Ford models.
As stated a moment ago, the Bronco will be built around a similar framework as the 2020 Ford Ranger; both are compact and great for off-road/utility purposes. Also, it's likely that the Bronco will take pieces from different Ford cars, such as the Mustang or Raptor, to improve its exterior aesthetics a bit. We won't know, though, until the Bronco is actually revealed to the public.
7 Futuristic Design
Needless to say, the latest Bronco isn't going to look exactly like the classic one. Sure, it will have some design queues from the past (More on that later), but Ford will surely make it more suitable to our modern style.
The only version of the Bronco actually seen by the public is the extreme racing version. With this, however, we can infer that the Bronco will have a modern grill design, like that of the Raptor. To add to this, the body shape seems to be more aerodynamic with room for modifications.
It's hard to say exactly what the Bronco will look like, but with the renders presented by artists and mashups of 2019 Ford trucks, we can infer that the 2020 Ford Bronco will be like nothing we've seen beforehand.
6 Affordable M.S.R.P.
Now, the idea of a brand new Bronco coming back onto the public roads again is an exciting one. However, some fear that the car may be too much off the lot. Thankfully, though, the 2020 Ford Bronco is speculated to be cheaper than you think.
When contrasted with other vehicles similar to the Bronco in Ford's lineup, you'll see that vehicles like their Ranger (~$25,000) is in the same class as the upcoming Bronco. Along with that, to be competitive, the Bronco will be between the $25,000 to $35,000; battling the likes of Toyota and Jeep.
5 Removable Body Panels
Speaking of the Jeep, the Bronco is poised to be a great alternative to a Jeep Wrangler. This isn't due only to the truck-styling of the Bronco or its off-road capabilities, but its removable body panels.
Another leak to come out of Ford in recent months surrounds a patent. When making the Bronco, Ford authorized a patent for removable doors, roof, and others. Clearly, this is intended for the Bronco (Because what else would it used for?). It looks like Jeep are going to have a lot of trouble on their hands in the near future, especially with how anticipated the Bronco is.
4 Amazing Off-Road Capabilities
Obviously, Ford has some big plans for their new Bronco. These plans include a larger range of options for customers, reliability, daily drivability, and good looks. Bigger than all of these, though, is Ford's scheme to make the Bronco an off-road monster.
Since Ford has their F-series, Raptors, and Ranger, you could say that they know a thing or two about making good off-road vehicles. With their experience in the matter and outstanding platforms already waiting, there's no doubt that the 2020 Ford Bronco will be as good on the dirt as it is on tarmac (Maybe even better).
3 Racing Potential
At first, it was not clear whether the 2020 Bronco would be a great platform for motor sports. Fans thought that the 2020 model would be heavy and far too sluggish for competition, yet, Ford went on to prove them wrong.
For those paying attention, you'll already be aware of Ford's unveiling of their Bronco R Race Prototype. Like with Toyota and their 2020 Supra, Ford has also released their lightweight, race purpose, version instead of the road-going one first. Judging by the looks of the Race Prototype, the 2020 Bronco looks dressed to impress; tearing up the dirt and flying down narrow pathways. Fingers crossed that we'll see the Bronco in an actual Rally sometime soon.
2 More Ecologically-Friendly
Because of the world's moves into ecologically-friendly designs that reduce carbon emissions, car manufacturers are also joining in the good fight. To do so, Ford may give the 2020 Bronco the Ranger treatment: The option for a 4-cylinder turbo version.
Once again, nothing has been confirmed officially about the Bronco's specific engine layouts or choices. However, (With the knowledge we have now and the push towards clean energy) it's very likely Ford will offer something like a 4-cylinder choice. Either way, customers can expect a better M.P.G. than most other cars of its class and, potentially, a hybrid version down the road.
1 Queues From The Past
If you're going to revive a brand/product from decades prior, one of the first things you need to do is pay homage to the classic. Those who don't, though, may suffer the consequences of an angry fan-base who cherished the antiques.
Even though we don't know exactly what the Bronco will looks like, early renders and Ford's reveal of the R Racing Prototype helps to build a picture of what the end result may be. On this basis, the 2020 Ford Bronco certainly takes hints from the classic Bronco. For example, the body shape, grill/front-end structure, off-road abilities, and other small visual pieces. Sadly, only time will tell if these speculations become fact.