A celebration is in order, Kirkland. Prepare your streamers and confetti, and raise a glass to the 2020 Bronco. In January Ford will reveal the full list of spec details for this crossover, allowing drivers to (finally) learn about its all-terrain capabilities; and excitement is already building among the automotive world.
For those who simply can’t wait until the start of the new year, however, we have some tantalizing information to share: Ford has confirmed that the Bronco will feature the same chassis structure as the 2019 Ranger… and this should translate into potent performance.
As Top Speed explains, the 2020 Bronco will boast the architecture of the Ranger. Its uni-body design will feature a blend of steel and aluminum to ensure off-road strength, and it will rest on a four-wheel system that will promote superior traction (with power distributed evenly between the all-season tires, allowing the platform to grip the pavement with every rev). Most impressive, however, is the possibility of a shared drivetrain.
Top Speed notes that Ford might fuse the Bronco with a 2.3L four-cylinder engine - pairing turbocharged performance with 10-gear automatic precision. The result would be a class-leading crossover, with 270 HP and 310 lb.-ft of torque generated. These specs have not yet been confirmed, but critics do anticipate that they’ll prove valid come January.
Are you excited, Kirkland?
To learn more about the 2020 Bronco and its Ranger-inspired design contact us today.
A mystery looms over the automotive world - with critics scouring for clues, trying to piece together a possible solution. They all seek answers about the 2020 Bronco; and, with each passing day, they find themselves trudging home in despair. What will this SUV look like? How will Ford transition a vintage powerhouse into a modern market?
The Motor One team thinks they can solve these riddles.
Recently Motor One revealed a possible rendering of the 2020 Bronco - and we think it’s a strong contender. A powerful roofline is flanked by crossbars. Sculpted fenders flow into a thinly creased hood, while slim fog lamps frame the front. The grille is narrow and long, with the Ford logo mounted in the middle; and a slight overhang delivers a retro effect, proving reminiscent of the platform’s first generation. High-arched wheel-wells provide a sharp contrast to the metallic paint; and LED lighting cuts through even the darkest nights.
With the release of this rendering, the Motor One team offers drivers a tantalizing glimpse of the future - taking every hint from Ford and applying it to a virtual uni-body powerhouse. This Bronco (which is rumored to boast a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission) should delight from every angle.
What do you think, Renton? Is this what Ford’s latest SUV will look like? Share your opinions with us today!
With just a glance Helen of Troy launched a thousand ships. With a single mile, however, the 2020 Bronco should shatter records - sending Seattle drivers scurrying to dealerships and claiming a place among every chart.
According to Road and Track, the new Bronco is on its way - and, though no critic has managed to sneak a peek at its revised form, many have speculated what it will look like when it revs into Washington. Renderings have flooded the online world, delivering a series of all-terrain upgrades and unibody designs.
Helen of Troy would be jealous.
Among the most common features anticipated by critics are:
Carbon Fiber Wheel Arches - these thick moldings will highlight the all-season tires, as well as emphasize the elongated body (which is estimated to boast an additional two inches).
Side Sills - integrated panels are expected, boasting a distinctive elbow-shape to sluice away rain, mud, and wind.
Slanted Pillars - angled C and A posts would create a dynamic roofline for the Ford Bronco, adding both height (up to an inch compared to the previous model) and a more expansive rear window.
Fender Flares - these will ensure a sporty presence on the highway, drawing attention to the LED headlamps and widened grille.
If any of these specs prove true, the 2020 Bronco should easily dominate the sales charts - connecting drivers to the off-road styling they crave.
To learn more about this Ford SUV - including production dates and financing options - contact our team today!
Truth often proves difficult to distinguish from fantasy - but Seattle critics are trying their best to separate the two, wanting to connect drivers to all things tangible about the 2020 Bronco. Rumors have doggedly followed this SUV from the assembly line to the testing grounds; and speculation (rather than fact) now defines each mile.
It’s time, critics believe, for some much needed clarity - and we agree.
As Fox News explains, drivers have been tried (and failed) to keep pace with the many Bronco rumors. Allow us to illuminate what is true - rather than what it merely assumed. This SUV will feature:
A Truck Design - the 2020 Bronco will share the same body-on-frame construction as its predecessors (utilizing the platform of the most recent Ford Ranger as its base). Solid front and rear axles will also be integrated to deliver true all-terrain capability.
Square Shape - Ford has fused the new Bronco with a distinctive geometric design, using straight C-Pillars and a hood free of typical crease deformations. Slab-style siding and an upright windshield will create a striking effect.
A Hybrid Option - a battery-supplemented Bronco will be offered to North American drivers. While no official specs have been released, the use of both EcoBoost technology and a lithium-powered four-cylinder is expected.
Soon the Bronco will stampede down the Seattle streets - promising all-terrain strength and undeniable style. To learn more about this platform contact our team today.
A fast-fingered Motor Trend photographer recently snagged pictures of an unidentified Ford platform - one with no badging, only camouflage. It weaved throughout the Michigan streets, leaving a trail of confusion in its wake. What could it be?
Is it, Seattle, the new Bronco?
According to Motor Trend, Ford’s latest crossover may be the 2020 Bronco (which is said to feature a leaner profile compared to its predecessors). The unique styling of this particular platform lends credence to those rumors - blending an extended C-Pillar construction with a five-lug RWD. The wide front track suggests an all-terrain purpose, while fender flares and wheel arches highlight the elongated body. No official dimensions have been confirmed, but critics estimate that this model measures approximately 98-inches. This would brand it comparable to the current Fiesta.
Could this be the 2020 Bronco? The Motor Trend team believes that’s entirely possible - citing Ford’s reluctance to provide any badging details. Much anticipation surrounds the return of the beloved four-door platform; and the Big Blue Oval won’t want to reveal its design before production is scheduled to begin. It will want to keep the rumored V8 chassis under total secrecy.
What do you think, Seattle? Is this the next-generation of crossover performance? Contact our team today to share your opinions!
Could all-terrain performance pair with hybrid efficiency? This is the question posed by critics as they examine the recent surge of Ford Bronco specs - with all eyes flitting across the tentative inclusion of an EcoBoost engine. Will the EV market be forever redefined?
The ROAD/SHOW team isn’t certain. As they stare at the collection of Bronco details - which range from a 2.7L turbocharged V6 to a sport-tuned suspension - they find themselves wondering how Ford could combine its classic SUV with enhanced economy. The necessary upgrades would be extensive, requiring a full chassis tweak and the implementation of:
Automatic Start-Stop Technology.
Smart Gauge Monitoring.
.... and more.
Each of these features would have to be fused to the Bronco’s uni-body frame - and this could force Ford to replace its anticipated high-grade (heavy) steel with more economical aluminum. The entire drivetrain would have to be lightened and improved.
ROAD/SHOW admits that this is possible - but they remain unconvinced that the Big Blue Oval will trade its coveted AWD power for lithium-ion savings. This rumor, they say, is unlikely to become a reality.
Do you agree with them? Share your thoughts about the potential hybrid Bronco with us!
Don't forget to contact our team for further information about the new Bronco - including specs, pricing, and more.
Mark your calendars, Seattle drivers! A new Ford Bronco is on the way - promising all-terrain power and timeless style.
In 1996 the Bronco met a swift (and all too undignified) end. Ford ceased production of this off-roader, citing dwindling sales and a new brand focus. The Explorer, Escape, and Edge would reign supreme at the Big Blue Oval; and there was simply no room left on the assembly line.
The reaction was both immediate and despairing. Throughout North America drivers sobbed in frustration. This platform had been woven into the cross-country tapestry for more than 30 years. Now it was... gone.
Rejoice, Seattle adventurers! TechMalak has just announced that a new SUV will soon arrive. In 2020 Ford will re-introduce its beloved Bronco to the public - once again defining the all-terrain market.
Though this model is shrouded in secrecy - with no official specs due for (at least) another year - critics have already begun to speculate what the 2020 Bronco will offer. Most anticipate a square body-on-frame design, rivaling the Jeep Compass or Toyota Cruiser. Removable doors would harken back to the original 1966 platform, while an optional soft-top roof would provide an all-weather value; and a 5.0L V8 Coyote motor would prove an ideal addition to the powertrain.
None of these rumors can be confirmed - but we certainly have our fingers crossed that they’ll all come true.
To learn more about the 2020 Bronco contact us today.
Fans of the Ranger and Bronco have reason to cheer. Representatives of Ford Motor Company recently announced the long-awaited return of both vehicles, slated to occur in the next few years. While the Ranger is scheduled to join the North American lineup in 2019, the Bronco's anticipated to come back by the turn of the decade.
“Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas, said. “Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4x4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.” Watch the announcement of both vehicles in Ford's video below:
Auto enthusiasts are already placing their bets on what to expect with the new midsize pickup truck and midsize SUV. Caranddriver.com anticipates that the new Ranger will incorporate the same body-on-frame construction used for other Rangers produced internationally, as well as a 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine.
Yahoo.com writer Bob Sorokanich predicted that the European Ranger is what the new Bronco will primarily emulate "if you're looking for an idea of the Bronco's dimensions. All versions of that truck ride on a 126.8-inch wheelbase with a 73.2-inch-wide body."
Until official details for the all-new Ranger and Bronco are released, come by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to learn more and test-drive similar vehicles from our selection on the lot.
In 1996 a collective wail rose throughout the automotive world - with critics and drivers sharing distress, saddened by an announcement that offered no compromise. The beloved Bronco would be discontinued. Declining sales had left Ford no choice, with the brand now channeling its SUV energy toward mid-size platforms and crossovers. A tradition of all-terrain performance had come to a pitiable end.
Every ending becomes a new beginning, however - and the Bronco will soon find its way onto the highway once more.
According to Road and Track, the Bronco is returning! During the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ford greeted guests with a special announcement - declaring that this signature SUV would begin production in late 2019. The crowd, of course, went wild with excitement and soon Detroit’s Cobo Center was filled with speculation about engine capabilities, horsepower, and more.
Road and Track shared these speculations, noting that the Ford Bronco would most likely boast a Ranger underpinnings (with an elongated wheelbase and a wide 4x4 design). Two-door and four-door cabins are possible, and a body-on-frame construction will most likely be utilized to ensure seamless off-roading. Both an enhanced suspension and a low-range all-wheel-drive are also anticipated.
When Ford ceased production on the Bronco, drivers found themselves bereft of power and performance. With the approach of 2020, however, this will finally change.
Are you ready for the new Bronco? Share your excitement with us today!
Feel like taking a quick trip down memory lane? Autoguide.com's recently released list, "Top 10 Most Intriguing and WTF Cars Up For Auction Soon," is a time capsule that whisks car enthusiasts back a few decades. All of the vehicles listed will be on display and auctioned off from January 14-21 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out another vintage Ford vehicle in the video below:
In particular, two Ford cars mentioned in the list are both from the year 1971 - the same year Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" was released. Although both vehicles are better equipped for highways than stairways, one can argue that they're nothing short of divine. The first vehicle, a 1971 Ford Torino custom display car, is sure to elicit its fair share of double-takes. As stated by Jodi Lai on Autoguide.com, "The listing says the car has a 3D-printed “liquid metal” finish and is based on a 1971 Ford Torino." The Torino made its grand and unconventional entrance at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
Following suit, the 1971 Ford Bronco also makes Autoguide.com's list. The vintage SUV is slated to become a coveted collectible, and experts predict its value to go through the roof soon enough. Lai states, "This first-generation Bronco could be a great investment because it’s so clean." Also adding to its value is a V8 engine, custom liftkit and power steering, and a Grabber Blue paint job.
Even if you can't make it to the auction in Scottsdale, learn more about Ford's vehicles - vintage and otherwise - at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington.