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2021 Ford Bronco Leaked ahead of debut

2021 Ford Bronco Four Door Leaked March 2020

Pictures of the undisguised 2021 Ford Bronco have leaked onto the Internet following the earlier release of the Bronco Sport images.

The 2021 Ford Bronco isn’t coming to Australia. Boo. But there’s still a huge amount of interest in this retro off-roader that Ford hopes will take the fight to the Jeep Wrangler.

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Spy images have been all over the web for months now, including Unsealed 4X4. But this picture here, via Ford Authority, is the first undisguised image of the Bronco we’ve seen. And it’s landed a couple of months ahead of the official debut in April.

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The vehicle we’re looking at here appears to be running a soft-top roof and you can see the swing-away tailgate at the back. It’s running big flares and aggressive rubber suggesting it’s likely to be an upper-spec model. The design, as the spy shots suggested, is very boxy, as was the original Bronco, the upright grille houses the unique headlight design and a large Bronco badge which looks to be illuminated. The front pumper is short and looks like it might be steel. Some are suggested the thin A-pillars around the windscreen hint at a forward folding windscreen but we’re not so sure as you can’t really see any suggestions of hinges; even though the jutting side mirrors hint that they’re sticking out to give the windscreen room to fold.

The wheels and tyres on the thing look to be the same 315/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Territory MTs as we’ve seen on spied vehicles and are the same tyre as Ford runs on the F-150 Raptor. It’s running beadlock wheels too. In terms of the engine, we’re all still guessing although it’s likely it’ll run the same 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel as the Ranger in the US with speculation a turbocharged V6 will also be available. Ford has already confirmed the Bronco will get a hybrid drivetrain. As far as the platform goes, we know it shares the T6 platform used for the Ranger and Everest, but rumour has it the Bronco will debut the latest-generation of that platform which will then make its way under the all-new Ranger (and Volkswagen Amarok) from 2021-2022 in some way shape or form.

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