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First official shot of rugged reborn 4x4 icon appears online ahead of reveal tipped for 1am UK time
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13 July 2020

Ford is set to finally reveal the long-awaited reborn Bronco tonight, but the first official image has leaked online in advance.

UPDATE: The Bronco has been officially revealed - click here to see it.

Published over the weekend on the Bronco6G fan forum, the image tallies with a previous leaked shot by a Ford insider at one of its US facilities. This time, we can see the two-door model, featuring the same bluff front end but a significantly shorter body and wheelbase. It also features a Jeep Wrangler-style removable roof. 

Ford has confirmed the car's reveal time will be 8pm Eastern Daily time, which is 1am BST. Like most reveals during the pandemic, it will be a wholly online affair, streamed across Disney TV channels ESPN, ABC and National Geographic.  

Earlier this year, pictures of a four-door Bronco were leaked alongside its smaller, more road-focused sibling, the Bronco Sport. The leak stemmed from another forum post, with the images seemingly taken on a smartphone by somebody deep within Ford's US facilities.

It showed what looks like the full-size car in physical prototype form, with styling very similar to that seen in previous images leaked from an earlier behind-closed-doors dealer presentation.

The car's front end is emblazoned with the Bronco name, while a distinctive LED light design comprises a straight strip stretching between semi-circles. Pronounced wheel arch extensions are necessary to cover huge off-road tyres.

Aimed to compete directly with the rugged Jeep Wrangler, the new Bronco will launch in both two- and four-door forms, with a pick-up truck version possibly following later to rival the Jeep Gladiator

Side mirrors mounted to the A-pillars and a 'floating' third brake light above the rear-mounted spare wheel seen in earlier disguised prototypes also suggest a version could arrive with a removable roof and removable doors.

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Power could come from Ford's turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or turbocharged 2.7-litre V6, paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. A manual version is also rumoured and a hybrid version could arrive later.

Significantly, Autocar understands that the Bronco won't be offered in Europe or the UK. The original wasn't either, but it was assumed that Ford's renewed SUV focus may have paved the way for its introduction here. US delivery of customer cars could commence before the end of this year.

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10 March 2020

It certainly looks the part of a proper off roader a much better reboot of the Bronco than Land Rover has done with the new Defender and probably priced to sell by the shedload. Will we see it over here in Europe? after the failiure of the Edge to make it's mark in the European market Ford will need something to sell in the keenly contested SUV field,maybe the Bronco Sport could just be right for that.

10 March 2020
The version on the chunky tyres - Sport? - looks brilliant!

10 March 2020
ianp55 wrote:

It certainly looks the part of a proper off roader a much better reboot of the Bronco than Land Rover has done with the new Defender and probably priced to sell by the shedload. Will we see it over here in Europe? after the failiure of the Edge to make it's mark in the European market Ford will need something to sell in the keenly contested SUV field,maybe the Bronco Sport could just be right for that.

The original Bronco was a ghastly beast beaten with the ugly stick, This new one is a shameless ripoff of the new Defender.

14 July 2020
manicm wrote:

ianp55 wrote:

It certainly looks the part of a proper off roader a much better reboot of the Bronco than Land Rover has done with the new Defender and probably priced to sell by the shedload. Will we see it over here in Europe? after the failiure of the Edge to make it's mark in the European market Ford will need something to sell in the keenly contested SUV field,maybe the Bronco Sport could just be right for that.

The original Bronco was a ghastly beast beaten with the ugly stick, This new one is a shameless ripoff of the new Defender.

No. Wrong.

10 March 2020

Ford 4 pot 2.0 Diesel Basic Wildtrak pickup starts at £36k!

10 March 2020
xxxx wrote:

Ford 4 pot 2.0 Diesel Basic Wildtrak pickup starts at £36k!

 

Exactly which points of commonality do these two vehicles share?. Fool. Then you go on, oh , how you go on, to expand upon your useless, meaningless point further on. ALL you are good for is...nothing. Fool.

11 March 2020
Takeitslowly wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Ford 4 pot 2.0 Diesel Basic Wildtrak pickup starts at £36k!

 

Exactly which points of commonality do these two vehicles share?. Fool. Then you go on, oh , how you go on, to expand upon your useless, meaningless point further on. ALL you are good for is...nothing. Fool.

Don't normally reply to you saddo but keep my comments in context.   What is the point of your sad life, I bet your partner left you as you sound unbearable!

10 March 2020

What?! Actually make a vehicle that aligns to it's forebear's market?!

Jerry McGovern will tell you that's a mugs game...

The Bronco will eat the Defender for breakfast, and just as JLR aim their Defender at the US market.

Too bad they couldn't make a vehicle that appeals to the Defender's market.

10 March 2020
Very well said CarNut.

McGovern will be very poorly remembered as the man who spat on the soul of Land Rover.

11 March 2020

LOL - the Defender wont be eaten alive by this over weight underpowered heap - its fashion over form, and i suspect from all i have read over on the Ford forums from staff and people concerned it is not going to be off road capable - just like the first one.The Defender has been built to be the best off roader you can get, and from all i have seen and heard from people that have driven it at Eastnor, then that will be the case.... Go back to your Vauxhall Forum and bleat on about your Nova

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