Ever since the 2021 Ford Bronco made its official debut, Ford has been teasing fans and potential buyers alike with the massive trove of accessories that will be on offer. In fact, the Blue Oval maintains that the SUV will arrive with over 200 accessories available from launch, and that these accessories will see no dealer installation fees. Ford has used several different Bronco prototypes to show off these parts to the public, but they haven’t told us everything they have planned. Thanks to the folks over at the Bronco6G Forum, we now have a look at what appears to be the long-rumored fastback soft-top option.
When the cover was finally pulled off of the Bronco lineup, the SUV featured an unmistakable steep rake on the rear buttresses. This led fans to believe that Ford would be rolling out a fastback roof option, be it a soft-top or a proper hardtop. Of course at this point Ford has made no reference to such a design, despite the fact that the ordering books have been open for some time. That said, these images uploaded to the forum clearly show a Ford Bronco prototype rocking the fastback-styled roof.
Now just because Ford has been spotted testing this design does not mean that it will be coming to the production models. However, it does mean that Ford could be planning to release the soft-top as one of the 200+ accessories coming with the SUV. This particular top looks like it will only be compatible with the four-door models due to that steep rear rake, but that doesn’t mean a two-door variant is out of the question either.
Considering how popular the fastback SUV design has been with the Land Rover and Jeep crowds, this seems like a logical move by Ford. Off-roading and vehicle customization are about as intertwined as things get in the car world, and there is serious money in the space. Ford isn’t a company that likes to leave money on the table, and likely feels that they should be the ones making Bronco parts for customers. Fans were really excited about the fastback roof option, so why not build one as a factory-backed option?