One of Ford's iconic SUVs, the Bronco, has been manufactured since 1966. According to the company's plans, the novelty was to compete with the legendary Jeep CJ5. The result was fully justified, the car almost immediately gained wide popularity. This is evidenced by the fact that the first modification of the SUV was produced for 11 years until 1977.
The following advantages served as the basis for this success:
- increased cross-country ability.
In total, at the time of termination of production, five generations of the car were presented. Gradually, the popularity of Bronco began to decline and after thirty years of release in 1996, Ford decided to discontinue the production of this model, and a large Expedition SUV came to replace it.
The concern has repeatedly made clear about the likelihood of a revival of the legendary brand. In 2004, Concept was shown a possible novelty, but this project has not received further development. Only in 2017, at the Detroit auto show, Ford presented official information on the development of the Bronco SUV and the start of production planned for 2020.
Despite the fact that the company is quite limited in providing information about the Bronco 2020 model year, many automotive experts point to the following main exterior vehicle parameters:
- straight lines of the hood and roof;
- powerful protective panels in the front and rear;
- protruding, almost rounded wheel arches;
- step device of both bumpers;
- vertical arrangement of body racks and a back door;
- door steps;
- large optics;
- rectangular side windows.
Improved off-road properties of new items will be determined by the following design features:
- high ground clearance;
- protective body kit and inserts in the wheel arches;
- body geometry;
- 20 inch wheels.
These conclusions are based on the company's published teaser photo of the new 2020 Ford Bronco.
If the external image of Bronco is already possible to imagine in 2020, then the future interior decoration is indicated by the moment that the Ranger Raptor was used as the basis for the new SUV in order to speed up the design and further manufacture. Therefore, in the architecture of the interior of the new Bronco, it is very likely that the following equipment can be used:
- multi-function steering wheel;
- digital instrument panel with classic round dials;
- multi-stage center console;
- round ventilation deflectors;
- multimedia information system with a large touch monitor;
- front wide armrest with storage box;
- cooled glove compartment;
- armchairs with lateral support;
- rear seats with tilt backs.
In interior trim it is planned to use genuine leather, soft plastic, decorative inserts of light metal, fabric, carpet.
The interior features include a significant number of different compartments, pockets, niches for luggage and other things.
Technical parameters and equipment
The new modification of the car will receive a five-door body with a capacity of five people. The company's long-term plans include the development of a reduced three-door modification and an enlarged version with a capacity of seven people.
High off-road properties for the car will ensure the use of a frame structure made of heavy-duty steel, the use of all-wheel drive and large wheels. 2020 Ford Bronco is equipped with a turbocharged engine with the following technical specifications:
- type - diesel;
- number of cylinders - 4;
- volume - 2.0 l;
- power - 215 liters. from.
The initial transmission will be equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, then a 7-speed manual, which is currently under development.
In the future plans of the company to equip the car with a hybrid power plant, the parameters of which are currently being worked out.
Among the numerous modern equipment intended for equipping, it can be noted:
- LED optics;
- keyless access;
- 9 airbags;
- full power accessories;
- trunk electric door;
- multimedia complex;
- Wi-Fi router;
- navigation system;
- 220 volt outlet;
- a platform for wireless charging;
- climate control;
- pressure sensors, light, rain;
- parking controllers;
- all-round visibility;
- folding exterior mirrors with auto-dimming;
- adaptive cruise control.
A complete list of basic equipment and systems, as well as possible options for an SUV will be presented by the company before the start of the application campaign for the purchase of a car.
Production and Cost
Initial sales of the SUV will begin in North America, where it will be manufactured at a facility in Michigan. A Raptor pickup truck is also going there. The main competitors of the new Bronco model will be:
- Toyota TRD Pro.
- Jeep Wrangler.
- Mercedes-Benz G550.
- Range Rover.
According to preliminary information, the initial price of the 2020 Ford Bronco base version will be in the range of 35-40 thousand dollars. The cost of the most complete modifications of the car will exceed $ 60 thousand.