More and more talks about the potential 2018 Ford Bronco model have actually resulted in the car finally happening. The revival of the Bronco model is one of the biggest news that the automotive industry is facing. A comeback of such an iconic vehicle will create a big impact on the rest of the SUV makers and we can estimate that some changes are afoot. The speculations about this car is that it is going to be a body on frame design, probably based on the upcoming Range Rover pickup. The style will be different though, but the powertrain setup might be similar.
The new Bronco has been announced to be made alongside the newest Ranger model. In fact, both vehicles have been reported that have shifted production from Michigan and will substitute it for Mexico. This will help produce the model in tandem and we can expect some shared details between them as well.
The initial renderings of the car that came out were mostly right. It appears that the design was brooding for some time and that most of the renderings got it right even before the spy photos were shown. But for a more accurate and in-depth view of the car we shall have to wait for its release date to come.
Based in the rumors and speculations, and of course the currently known facts, we were able to devise this review and present it to you.
Our exterior analysis of the 2018 Ford Bronco is mostly based on the rendering which has just been issued. We will probably get a vehicle which is close to the original design of the Bronco model which will combine elements fron the latest versions of vehicles currently present in the segment, mostly copying the F-150 model. The Bronco will certainly be related to the smaller Ranger pickup, making this one compatible with the smaller Jeep Wrangler versions.
The front end will have a proud and horizontally positioned grille with some rounded headlights flanking it. The fenders also have a distinctive Bronco like character line, but the ends of the bumper are very similar to the ones seen in the F-150 model. On the side of the car, there is a single character line which runs the length of the SUV, very similar to the first generation Bronco models. The fenders add some moderate bulges which hide the large tires. The added modern wheels give the Bronco a new contemporary look and make the car seem stronger.
The 2018 Ford Bronco will probably be a two-door SUV for starters, but we are certain that the model will offer more configurations as well. The rivaling cars are doing so, and it will probably meant that the Bronco will do the same thing. Also we hope that we get a brawny design for the final product as it is the staple of every Bronco model which came before it.
Being that the 2018 Ford Bronco is going to be mainly based on the Ranger, we expect the interior of the car to share some similarities as well. But since the US-spec Ranger is yet to be established, we assume that they are going to use the global version for starters and add a slew of updates to make it more accessible to the US crowds. What we assume is going to be a lock for the inside is a center-mounted shifter that comes with a rotary dial and 4WD. Expect a larger screen that will be used for the infotainment system but also to display the driver infotainment also. Keyless access with a push-button is standard.
Whether the Bronco comes in a two-door or a four-door configuration, it will determine the rear seat setup. But either way we are expecting a five seater. The rear will probably have a 60/40 style split, excellent for hauling cargo. A great addition would also be a drop-down tailgate or even a fold-up hatch but nothing has been confirmed so far. If added, it will separate this car from the competition and make it a lot more suitable.
It is very likely that the 2018 Ford Bronco will borrow the powertrain from the F-150 model. This means that it will incorporate a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine which will probably provide it with an output of 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. This output will be larger than the current Jeep Wrangler’s specs. Also optionally available, we might be getting a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that will probably offer a power output of 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The engines will be backed up with the Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, although we were hoping for a six-speed manual instead.
Release Date and Price
Maybe it is still early to tell when the 2018 Ford Bronco will be released, But based on the current setup and the information about this car we are probably looking at a release which will be around 2018. This also means that we are looking at a release which will happen by the end of the year. As for the price, a figure between $30,000 and $45,000 is being rumored.