After a 26 year market hiatus, the Ford Bronco has returned with a wealth of excitement. Fans and prospective buyers alike have gone crazy for the retro-inspired off-roader, bringing the first challenge to the Jeep Wrangler’s dominance in decades. And while the current lineup is quite enticing on its own, some fans have been patiently waiting for something a bit more hardcore. The upcoming Bronco Warthog is supposed to be just that, and now thanks to the Bronco6G forum, we have even more proof of its existence.
This new tidbit comes by way of a forum member, who uploaded a rather precarious email from Axis Automation. This western-Michigan company works as a supplier across several industries, including the automotive and aerospace sectors. Within the internal message the company notes that production volumes have been challenged by the pandemic, but that launch activity remains active across several models. Included in the list are the Electric F-150 and the Bronco Warthog.
Now, it is important to note that this doesn’t entirely confirm the existence of the upcoming Bronco Warthog model. It is possible that Ford has simply chosen to use the nameplate to mislead buyers as to what they are actually planning. That said, there is plenty of evidence rising now that would suggest otherwise. The current crop of Bronco prototypes driving around the automaker’s global headquarters feature plenty of off-road focused adjustments, such as live-valve shocks borrowed from the F-150 Raptor. Speaking of Raptor, current rumors suggest that the Bronco Warthog will be the trail focused model of the bunch, whereas the rumored Bronco Raptor model will be more of a Baja-inspired machine like the pickup.
Details about the Ford Bronco Warthog remain slim at this time, but that may be changing soon. We already know that the Electric F-150 should make its debut sometime this year, and is also featured on the same supplier email. It is quite possible then that Ford will be pulling the cover off of the hardcore SUV sooner than we thought.