By now, it’s no secret Ford is cooking up a hotter, off-road performance version of the Bronco called the Warthog. It won’t be the Bronco version of the F-150 Raptor (a Bronco Raptor is likely coming later), but rather an all-around off-road warrior. We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the new model already, but now Ford is back to teasing it themselves with an image of the 2022 Bronco Warthog and Bronco Sport on the back of a trailer, posted by The Bronco Nation.
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Unfortunately, it doesn’t give us any better of a look at this exciting SUV than the prototype photos we’ve already seen, as it’s covered in plastic wrap. That being said, the chunky tires are on full display, likely 37 inch rubber. We’re also pretty sure those are the widebody fenders the Warthog will utilize to fit the huge tires. It’s shaping up to be one serious machine.
In addition to the Warthog, a Ford Bronco Sport is on the trailer, and it doesn’t look stock. It definitely has some aftermarket, larger wheels and tires, and might be lifted too. This is probably just a vehicle with some aftermarket parts, as we haven’t heard about an upgraded Bronco Sport in the pipeline or seen any camouflaged vehicles on the roads thus far. We also aren’t sure why the Warthog is on the trailer either, but it could be shipping out for a photoshoot.
Or perhaps, this was the photoshoot. A Bronco Warthog teaser, on a trailer. Ford, we see what you did there.
As for the Ford Bronco Warthog, we expect the SUV to debut for the 2022 model year with the rest of the Bronco lineup, which should also add a Heritage Edition. The Bronco Warthog was initially thought to pack the 3.0 liter EcoBoost V6 from the Ford Explorer ST, but recent spy shots of a Warthog with what looks like a hybrid powertrain challenges this.
That being the case, the 2022 Ford Bronco Warthog could get both the 3.0 liter V6 and the hybrid powertrain. Then again, the the supposed hybrid test mule could just be testing the powertrain for regular Bronco models, leaving the Warthog to be V6 only. Time will tell, but we can’t wait to see the first higher performance variant of the new Bronco.