The Ford Bronco is back, and it is back with a vengeance. Just like WWE's Undertaker returns from the dead to terrorize the poor souls of Triple H and other wrestlers. I know I got a little carried away by the WWE reference. The point I was trying to drive is that the 2018 Ford Bronco is returning to take its rightful place in the market after missing out on the action for two decades. The Bronco was responsible for the crossover craze that started back in the day. As a result, it is one of Ford's most famous brands. There is no concrete information about the Bronco. However, leaked info from the company suggests that the new vehicle will have a chassis that is similar to the Ranger. The Bronco is, therefore, going to perform like the truck, even coming with the same brakes. The vehicle will obviously feature a solid axle in the back with an independent front suspension setup.
When will the Ford Bronco be released into the market?
The Ford Bronco is expected to arrive in early 2019, but if that doesn't happen, then it should be ready by early 2020. The Ford Bronco will be light while still maintaining its durability thanks to an all-aluminum body. The new Bronco will be slightly different from the first generation which was presented as a go-anywhere crossover. The Bronco will represent Ford as a true off-road machine. Nobody is certain about the price, but it should be lower than $30,000.
What will be offered in the interior?
The interior of the Ford Bronco is likely to have features that are similar to the Ranger, so Ford enthusiasts should expect the instrument cluster, dashboard, and other features to be like the Rangers. Ford is likely to add more off-road features, rugged upholstery and a different seating layout on the higher trim levels. Some sources have even claimed that Ford is hoping to outshine its competitors by introducing up to seven seats in some trim levels.
So what about the design of the vehicle?
The Ford Bronco will be provided as a four-door, and we are even likely to see a late introduction of a two-door model. Earlier rumors had indicated that the SUV would be available as a two-door model. The company made this change to remain competitive in the market.
The aluminum body of the Bronco means that the vehicle is not going to come with a soft-top as earlier reported. Instead, the manufacturer has opted to go with a hard-top. Due to the aluminum body, the Bronco is not going to be available with a soft-top like reported. Instead, the car will receive a hard-top which is expected to be fixed. The Bronco's exterior look is likely to be the same as the old school model; however, the manufacturer will inject some fun by introducing plenty of aggressive cues. It will also come with a rather boxy look.
What about the engine?
A 2.0-liter turbo four EcoBoost engine is expected to feature in the base model of this SUV; it will produce approximately 250 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. We are also likely to see a V6 EcoBoost engine with over 300 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque which is meant to provide more power. 200 horsepower and over 350 lb-ft of torque will also be provided by a diesel powertrain. They will come with an optional ten-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. Also, the higher trim levels will come with an electronic torque vectoring system while Four-wheel drive will be standard.