2020 Ford Bronco 4 Door Canada Review – The Ford Bronco is coming back. Ford confirmed the return of the legendary off-road SUV at the Detroit Auto Show in 2020, and we hope the Bronco 2020 will make his debut there next January. Naturally, Ford has not published much more details about the Bronco 2020, apart from a test image, but we know that it is based on Ranger 2019, which debuted earlier this year.
2020 Ford Bronco 4 Door Canada Review
Here, we’ve compiled everything we’ve heard about the new Bronco, including the details we can draw from the Ranger. Ford launched the much-veiled teaser image mentioned earlier this year, and graphic designer Michael Clark organized speculative representations for us. That’s how we think the Bronco will look, at least profile:
The last generation Bronco was based on the F-150, but Ford’s product manager, Joe Hinrichs, told us that the 2020 will be based on the new Ranger. Someone claiming to be a Ford designer on Reddit said the Bronco will be similar to Everest, a ranger-based SUV that is sold in other markets.
However, Ford’s former technical director, Raj Nair, counterclaimed that statement: He said the new Bronco will be a unique vehicle, not a modified Everest. As for the size, he said that we expect something smaller than the original Bronco, but bigger than the Bronco II of the 80. And if you’re worried about the new Bronco being a glorified Explorer, don’t be. Certainly, we have an idea of what a Bronco should be, and we’ll be anxious to get that to our customers “
We would not be surprised if the new Ford Bronco shares the engine and transmission offerings with the Ranger, as they will share a platform. For the American market, the new Ranger obtains a four-cylinder turbo and 2.3 liters derived from the Focus RS. Ford has not published detailed specifications for the Ranger’s engine, but has confirmed that it will be equipped with a 10-speed automatic. However, Ford confirmed in its first quarter earnings call of 2018 that the Bronco will have a hybrid transmission of some sort.
Interestingly, there is a possibility that the Bronco 2020 can get a manual transmission. According to anonymous sources who spoke with Madonna Tatarevic in Jalopnik, Ford is working with Getrag in a new seven-speed manual (!) For possible use in the Bronco. There is the possibility that this gearbox, or any manual, for that matter, does not reach the production of Bronco, but there is hope. A manual Bronco might not be a great salesman, but it would give this 4×4 a little credibility for the enthusiasts, and would position it better against the Jeep Wrangler, which offers a six-speed stick.
The supposed Ford designer on Reddit said the Bronco will have an off-road version to face the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That fits with Nair’s claim that the Wrangler will be the Bronco’s main competitor. As for a raptor, no one knows. Ford is making a Raptor Ranger, but it will only be sold in the Asia-Pacific markets. Ford Performance chief Jamal Hameedi did not dismiss the possibility of a Raptor Everest at the launch of Ranger Raptor, so there may be some hope for the Bronco.
It is unclear whether Ford will offer a real setback, a two-door Bronco or just a four-door, which would surely be a bigger seller. Previously, we heard that Ford was not planning to build a two-door Bronco, but a teaser shared by the car manufacturer makes it look like it’s possible to have two doors.
We’ve also heard that the Bronco could have solid front and rear axles. Dana, the same company that manufactures the improved axles for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, recently said that it will supply transmission components for the Bronco and Ranger.
Curiously, as Jalopnik discovered for the first time, it seems that the concept Ford Bronco 2004 will appear in the upcoming movie Dwayne “The Rock ” Johnson, Rampage, to be released next spring. While we do not expect Bronco production to look like this, it is likely that their inclusion in the film has something to do with the Ford association with the Rock. In other words, the fact that the Rock is Instagramming is not a coincidence.
Recently, an anonymous source from Ford told Gear Patrol that the Bronco would look like a four-door version of the Brazilian Troller SUV (shown below).
The base price of the Bronco should be around $30.000, which is roughly the same as a Wrangler Unlimited 2018. It’s not confirmed yet, but we’d be surprised that the Bronco 2020 didn’t make his debut at the Detroit Auto Show next year.