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.