The 2022 Ford Bronco is officially underway. It was just announced at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show that after more than 20 years of retirement, that was partially clouded by continuous speculations and predictions about its eventual comeback, Ford is finally bringing back one of their most famous nameplates and therefore sending its fans into a frenzy.
At the Ford keynote, Joe Hinrichs, Ford chief for the American markets said “We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive.” He also said that the “Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.”
2020 Ford Bronco Exterior and Interior
Aside from the fact that the new Ford Bronco is coming, we haven’t learned anything of note about the design or interior. So, we took the liberty of predicting some of the key features. We expect the Bronco to feature a new front-end styling and an entirely new interior. As for the exterior, the rumor has it that the new model will look very similar to the current Ford Everest model. But honestly, we are not sure if that would please all the Bronco afficionados that initially fell in love with the vehicles classic design. Furthermore, due to a decrease in interest in two door sports utility vehicles, don’t expect to see the classic two door version of the Bronco. Also on the chopping block could be the retractable roof, a once very popular feature.
2020 Ford Bronco Engine and Powertrain
The new and improved model will probably share engine and transmission components with the new 2019 Ford Ranger, that was also announced at this years Detroit Auto Show. Moreover, according to some rumors, the Bronco will get an off-road version to slot under the Raptor and that will compete with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This, however, straight up squashes some popular rumors that the new Bronco will based on the Troller T4 platform, a two door SVU also based on the Ranger platform.
We expect Ford to use their new EcoBoost engine under the Bronco’s hood that will deliver upwards of 300 horsepower combined with a vigorous amount of torque. Keep an eye out for a new diesel option, that could also be a strong probability.
But please keep in mind that these are only our predictions and speculations and there are no official details yet. One thing that is for sure is that the 2022 Bronco will be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, USA.
2020 Ford Bronco Release Date and Price
The 2022 Ford Bronco will be following the release of the new Ranger in 2019, and the first look at the 21st century Bronco is reportedly already reserved for the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Our prediction is that the new Bronco will hit the US showrooms in the first quarter of 2022, while the prices can be expected to reach a MSRP price as high as $50.000, while the starting price can be be anywhere between $30.000 and $35.000.