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The Current Bronco Is Due For A Refresh In 2025, According To One Timeline

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The 2021 Ford Bronco may only just be reaching customers, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from looking ahead to see what’s next for the iconic SUV, come four, five, even ten years down the road. The sleuths over at Bronco6G, which are also reporting that 2022 Ford Bronco ordering will open in two weeks, have laid out a timeline of both the lifecycle of the current model, as well as the eventual seventh-generation Ford Bronco. Here’s what they say to expect:

6th Gen (U725) Bronco Refresh / Update

  • Mid-2022 – Bronco Raptor launch
  • Q4 2024 — Bronco MCA (Mid Cycle Action) refresh enters production – as a 2025 Model year

6th Gen (U725) Bronco End of Production

  • 2028 – End of Production for 6th gen (U725) Bronco

7th Gen Bronco

  • To be built on brand new architecture.
  • Not yet in development or even in the whiteboard phase.
  • Comes earliest as 2029 Model Year – 2030 Model Year

**Dates are current as of Sept 2021. As usual, timing is subject to change due to production/market condition

The details were posted Monday, September 27.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
Image via Ford.

Analyzing The Future Of The Ford Bronco

For the 2025 Ford Bronco refresh, we at MC&T are still sniffing out key details, but this could be the time where an expected hybrid version of the iconic SUV will come into play, as its powertrain choices sync up with the next-generation Ford Ranger, due in 2023. As for the seventh-generation Bronco, there’s a strong chance that we won’t be filling it up with petroleum gasoline.

In the more short term, the 2022 Ford Bronco will introduce the highly anticipated Raptor version. With it will come massive 37-inch tires, leading to improvements in approach, departure and breakover angles. Spy photos have also shown massive Fox shocks, because Raptors need to jump, after all. Up front, the “Bronco” logo on the front grille will be replaced by a massive “FORD” logo, akin to what we see on the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Ford has otherwise teased and confirmed the “Raptor” name, instead of “Warthog”, and we should see the whole thing break cover before the end of the year.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Grille Video
Image via Ford.


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.

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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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