Although Ford has confirmed the arrival of a brand-new Bronco by 2020, they haven’t released any official information just yet. We do know that it’ll be built in North America and not Mexico, and it will most likely share a body-on-frame chassis with the upcoming Ranger. Beyond that, it’s practically anyone’s guess though. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate. Here are the top three things we’d like to see on the new Ford Bronco.
It goes without saying, if the new Bronco is to pay any sort of tribute to the original one, it has to have the same, or at least similar, square styling. We know time has moved on and modern-day vehicles are a lot rounder, but the square-ish shape shouldn’t be compromised. Most of the SUVs in this class feature square looks: Toyota FJ Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler, etc. Above all else, it has to look mean and purposeful, and not just resemble a scaled-down F-150.
The original Bronco boasted removable doors and a removable roof, so the new one should as well. Naturally, regulations make the challenge of removing the roof a little harder these days, but we’re sure Ford can find a way to bypass that. Trust me when i say this, the removable doors and a roof alone will increase sale figures by at least 30 percent.
You don’t need a massive V8 to have fun. The compact and lightweight Bronco doesn’t necessarily need the 5.0-liter V8 Coyote motor, but it would be nice to see it as an option. No, what we’re more concerned about is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Although the 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost will do a nice job of powering the Bronco, there’s just something so appealing in cramming a F-150 Raptor powertrain into the short, stubby body of the Bronco.
Beyond that, a solid front axle for more off-road capabilities wouldn’t hurt either, as well as low-range selectable gearing. Either way, we’re expecting great things from this Jeep Wrangler rival.