Ford Bronco Bound for July Reveal
To say there’s a groundswell of enthusiasm for the returning Ford Bronco would be an understatement. Bronco diehards have been champing at the bit for a taste of the resurrected model, which saw its debut and production start delayed by the industry-wide coronavirus shutdown. Hell, a low-mileage, four-speed ’79 example just sold for $64,500 on Bring a Trailer.
On Thursday, Ford revealed the off-roader will drop its camouflage next month.
The landing page for the new Bronco added the information today; company reps, exhausted by so many fruitless requests for details by salivating journos and prospective buyers, eagerly disseminated the new tidbit of info.
While the Bronco was originally expected to be an auto show showpiece, trade shows seem to be a thing of the past for now. The two-month shutdown of production pushed timetables back; deliveries of the Bronco aren’t expected until early 2021. Before that, the less interesting, Escape-based Bronco Sport will tempt the soft-roader crowd.
What we know about the upcoming vehicle is that it will boast two or four removable doors, a top-down option, and a choice of 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder and uplevel 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. The spare tire will be mounted where the owner can actually get at it in a hurry. Sources tell us the base mill can be had with a 10-speed automatic or seven-speed manual, while the V6 is auto-only.
And yes, the intolerable wait for this particular product has led to several leaked images hitting the web.
There’s still plenty to learn about the Bronco, and Ford’s tightly clutching those details, lest any more of the vehicle’s surprise factor be stolen by internet sleuths. July should bring more than just socially distanced hot dogs and fireworks.
PrincipalDan on Jun 05, 2020
At this point I just want the "Build Your Own" function to go up on Ford's website. Price determines much about how I feel about a vehicle - got to be able to reference price to feature content. I'd use the Tahoe as a reference. I actually like the new Tahoe but the build and price is about $20K too high on the base model.
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