A year ago, Ford teased the 2020 Bronco by showing the truck, but it was hidden underneath a brown tarp as seen above. The design appeared to be very boxy and upright. Now we finally get some insight into the 2020 Ford Bronco and if this is the final design, this will cause people to have opinions.
Automobile enthusiasts are highly-anticipating the reincarnation of the classic SUV. Previously, there were speculative renderings of what the 2020 Ford Bronco would look like.
This week, a possible glimpse as to the 2020 Ford Bronco was given. Spy shots snapped a vehicle being tested in Detroit near Ford’s headquarters and many believe it to be the 2020 Ford Bronco. But the truck in the photos is nothing like the boxy vehicle teased by Ford a year ago.
Before anyone gets too excited or disappointed in the design, this is a prototype and most likely not the final product. This truck could very well be a test mule that has dummy body panels to fool onlookers. There are several reasons why the vehicle spotted in Detroit is definitely the 2020 Ford Bronco, but definitely not the final design.
In the past, Ford president Jim Farley said the 2020 Bronco will come in two-door and four-door variants. Farley also confirmed that Ford’s new Bronco is based on the Ranger pickup. Production of the new Bronco will be at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, where the Ranger is already made and coincidentally where the previous Bronco was built. The Baby Bronco is based on the Focus platform so this is not that.
The camouflaged truck seen in the spy shot photos is a serious off-road vehicle with a high ride height, 6-lug wheels, and all-terrain tires. The vehicle also has a short overhang, much like the earlier Broncos. A wheelbase that short doesn’t make sense for a pickup. The truck is definitely a Ranger cab with a small rear bed and cap. That has mot people believing that the truck here is probably a short-wheelbase two-door 2020 Bronco.
Since the Bronco is based on the Ranger, it will probably have the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four that provides 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. That is paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
So don’t get too attached to the bodywork in these photos. Look more at the base of the truck and imagine the boxy bodies of the prototypes on top.