- The 2021 Ford Bronco will be available in two- and four-door body styles.
- The Bronco might be equipped with either a turbo 2.3L four or a twin-turbo 2.7L V6.
- Like the Wrangler, Ford’s new off-road would get soft and hard tops as well as removable doors.
After seeing the Ford Bronco Sport in the buff, we’re now treated to a glimpse of the new 2021 Ford Bronco without any camouflage or wrapping on. This Jeep Wrangler rival should make its official debut sometime in March, and will turn up at the upcoming New York Auto Show in April.
The Bronco will be available in two-door and four-door body styles, and both will get a soft top or, we’re assuming, a bolt-on hardtop just like the Wrangler’s. We also note the side-opening tailgate with mounted spare tire, the pronounced fender flares that might be flat black or painted, while up front, we get treated to round headlights that pay tribute to the original Ford Bronco produced between 1966 and 1977.
Obviously, this image doesn’t do justice to the overall design and features of the 2021 Ford Bronco, as we can definitely see this off-road cruising around sunny California with the top down. There are rumours swirling around stating that the doors can be removed, though we’re not seeing exposed hinges à la Wrangler.
What could be found under the hood of the new Bronco? Perhaps the 310-horsepower, turbocharged, 2.3-litre four, shared with the Ford Ranger pickup, but the Ford F-150’s 325-hp, twin-turbo, 2.7-litre V6 is a possibility as well. A 10-speed automatic transmission should be matched to either one, and a manual transmission might also be thrown in as an option because—well, because the Jeep has one.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is one of the most-anticipated new vehicles to hit the market this year. In addition to competing directly with the Wrangler, it would take on the Toyota 4Runner as well in the off-road SUV segment. With the two Broncos, Ford’s North American lineup would consist of seven SUVs and crossovers—eight if we include the upcoming fully electric, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.