When Ford first announced that they were planning on reintroducing the Ford Bronco in 2020 at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, longtime Bronco enthusiasts were thrilled. That excitement was heightened by the cameo the Bronco concept made in the recent Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson film, Rampage.
Ford isn’t quite ready to roll the reborn Bronco off the production line just yet, but there is plenty of buzz surrounding it.
Here are some of the things that have people looking forward to its reemergence.
A Rugged and Timeless Design
One of the reasons Ford is bringing the Bronco back is because of the popularity the Jeep Wrangler has enjoyed among young drivers in recent years. They’re flocking towards the Wrangler because of its rugged look and off-roading capabilities. The Bronco is expected to have a similar look that captures the essence of what the old 1960s Broncos were all about.
An EcoBoost Engine
When Ford first announced the Bronco was coming back, some people speculated about it possibly including a V8 engine. That doesn’t seem very likely, though, seeing how Ford has maneuvered away from V8 engines in favor of EcoBoost engines. Experts are predicting that the engine that ends up in the new Bronco should be able to produce somewhere around 325 horsepower with a healthy serving of torque.
An Affordable Cost
The biggest mystery of all might just be how much the Bronco will cost. Ford has been tight-lipped with regards to the price tag that’ll come attached to the Bronco but the thought is that it’ll start somewhere in the low $30Ks and go up as high as $50K depending on additional features. That would put it in the same price range as close competitors such as the Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner.
While it’ll still be a while before people can start buying the 2020 Ford Bronco, it shouldn’t be too long before everyone gets a first glance. The 2020 Bronco could make its premiere as soon as January at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.