Ford confirms electrifying news for the 2020 Bronco. Next year is the very anticipated return of the Ford Bronco to the market. The off-roader will join the Ford SUVs offering an electrified version. CEO Jim Hackett confirmed this announcement during Ford’s annual shareholder meeting. Most automakers are focused on moving forward to offer options of electrification or hybrid technology. For Ford, their main focus is on trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. They are spending $11 billion to electrify them over the next four years.
Towards the end of the next, the Ford Bronco will be available to purchase. Information released includes that the Bronco will be available in both two-door and four-door options. Buyers will also have a choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, with removable doors and top. There will be a spare tire in the back and Bronco (in big bold lettering) across the front. The Ford Bronco will directly compete with the Jeep Wrangler.
Without an official release, the speculation for the powertrain include the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and/or 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. It is expected to be paired with Ford’s 10-speed transmission and/or the seven-speed manual. Otherwise expect the gas-only and hybrid variations to be mechanically identical with the short wheelbase, independent front suspension, and possibly a coil-sprung rear axle. Look forward to seeing both models available next year.