The concept of the next-generation Ford Bronco model was presented at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The fans have been anticipating this return for so long and they will probably have to wait for the end of 2019 to see this concept becoming a production model.
According to the information we have got, the 2018 Ford Bronco concept revealed that the production model will be largely based on the current Raptor and Ranger models in terms of design. However, it will actually be inspired by the original 1966 Bronco, although experts do not believe that Ford would release a two-door version of this powerful off-road vehicle. The new Bronco will keep its boxy design, especially in the front part of the vehicle. The front fascia will wear a redesigned grille and we have noticed a horizontal chrome bar on it. In some terms, the new Bronco has also been compared to the 2018 F-150. For instance, they will share the similar round headlights and a massive front bumper. So, you can expect that this model will keep its well-known retro features, but it will also upgrade some of them and follow the trends of the next-generation SUVs. The new Bronco will be standing on new massive set of wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.
The concept of 2018 Bronco has not revealed much of the interior, but it will most likely be modern and spacious. It is expected to perfectly accommodate five passengers and offer enough headroom and legroom. Fans are also anticipating the use of high-quality materials as well as innovative hi-tech options. Once again, we must say that the cabin of the new Bronco concept will probably reveal much of Ford Ranger features. You will probably find a simple and upgraded dashboard with a large touch screen as a center console. It will get the infotainment system with options such as navigation, audio system, climate control and various types of connectivity. Safety systems and driver assist features will also be included in an off-road vehicle like this.
The engine that the Bronco production vehicle will be hiding under its hood has not been confirmed yet, but some options have been considered. It has been said that it will probably come with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 which was used in F-150 model. Such an engine will be able to deliver 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. The other option includes the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that can produce 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to transmission, rumor has it that it will be a ten-speed automatic, but fans also hope for a six-speed manual.
2018 Ford Bronco Concept Release Date and Price
As we have already mentioned, you can hope for the Bronco concept to start its production by late 2019, probably hitting the showrooms as a 2020 model. The price range is estimated at $30,000 – $45,000, depending on the trim.