Reports emerged over the past few days that the 2021 Ford Bronco reveal – which was originally set to be revealed in March – would be delayed “a couple of months,” as Michigan remains in full lockdown mode due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. At the time of this writing, the Great Lakes state has recorded over 30,700 cases, with over 2,300 deaths – the sixth highest in the United States. The original report comes from Roadshow, although a follow-up from Motor1 cites Ford officials proclaiming the new Bronco will be officially revealed “this spring.”
Both reports could be correct.
Springtime doesn’t officially end until June. This led to early estimates of the reveal taking place at the now-canceled 2020 Detroit Auto Show. Which, despite taking place in June, still was scheduled before the summer solstice. Ergo, an official Ford Bronco reveal rescheduled few months from now (April), could still be the truth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed several of Ford’s major product reveals that were scheduled to happen within the first half of the year. The most significant of which is the all-new 2021 Ford F-150, which was originally scheduled for April 14. The 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport, meanwhile, were both slated for late March and early April, respectively.
Plenty of 2021 Ford Bronco information, and even photos, have leaked out to the public at this point. Several patents, for instance, have pointed to everything from two-piece removable doors, to absurdly clever suspension systems, and even a removable roll cage. Leaked photos otherwise confirm both a two-door and a four-door version like the Jeep Wrangler, while other leaks point to a manual transmission, and an array of EcoBoost engine. A Bronco Raptor has been rumored, as has a Bronco pickup truck, but these two variants are not likely to show face anytime soon.
Anticipation for the 2021 Bronco has great enough for data to suggest that it’s more hyped than even the mid-engine Corvette. No doubt, Ford is in for a rollout of amazing product within the next year. Everybody just has to bunker down for a little longer.