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NEW FORD BRONCO: OFFICIAL REVEAL TO HAPPEN IN SPRING 2020

The 2020 Detroit Auto Show Is Technically In The Springtime

Ford Bronco

The 2020 Ford Bronco continues to be officially teased as various leaks and patent filings continue to trickle out into the internet, with the latest being a reveal timeframe as well as its official logo, reminiscent of the one from 25 years ago. Based on the teaser video below, we now know that Ford plans on revealing the off-road ready body-on-frame SUV in the springtime of 2020.

You might be wondering to yourself what’s in the springtime of 2020 that motivates Ford to reveal the new Bronco by then. The most obvious reason is that the 2020 Detroit Auto Show takes place the first week of June (switching from the shivering January timeline of past years), and concludes by June 13. While we tend to consider June as a summer month, it’s largely a springtime month, with the first day of summer not happening until June 20.

Verified details of the 2020 Ford Bronco are otherwise minimal. However, based on unconfirmed leaks and reports, we have a pretty detailed outline of what we can expect. For one, the new Ford Bronco will share a platform with the Ford Ranger pickup truck, will have solid front and rear axles, and would be available in both two-door and four-door body styles. As a way to rival the Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco will have removable (and stow-able) doors, removable roof panels, possibly a removable roll cage, and a plethora of customization accessories from Yakima. It will also have a unique digital startup sequence, as evident from a peculiar leak.

Under the hood is expected to be Ford’s ubiquitous 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes the same 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque as in the Ranger, with the wonderful choice of either a manual or automatic transmission. The step up from that powertrain would likely be the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 found in the larger Ford F-150 pickup truck, allegedly for a type of Bronco Raptor model. And speaking of trucks, there very well could be a Ford Bronco pickup on the way. Additionally, Ford CEO Jim Hackett also suggests a hybrid variant would make its way into the lineup. A diesel variant would be awesome, and could happen, as well.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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