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WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THE NEXT-GENERATION FORD BRONCO?

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

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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