Those who’ve been patiently waiting for the launch of the all-new Ford Bronco for the past few months (or years) can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the next-generation SUV has been officially revealed.
Ford gave us a final sneak peek at the new Bronco through some silhouette shots last week, and it was already confirmed back then that the off-roader would come in three different forms: two- and four-door versions, as well as a smaller Sport model. Now, we get to see all three Broncos in their final production form.
The new Bronco debuts with a look that combines the rugged appeal of an off-roader and with a futuristic design language. The highlight of the exterior for us is the sleek front fascia with a wide grille and sexy headlamps.
Inside, the SUV also gets a major overhaul from the last version produced. The Sport model gets a more typical midsize SUV-like interior, while the two- and four-door models maintain a rugged 4x4 look. That said, all models come with plenty of leather inside the cabin.
But as different as they may look from the Broncos of old, these new ones can still rough it. The two- and four-door models boast a wide arsenal of off-road tech and features. The Terrain Management System offers seven different ‘G.O.A.T. modes,’ namely: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand, Baja, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl. The Bronco also boasts a base 4x4 system and an advanced setup that comes optional.
The vehicle’s off-road capabilities are bolstered by the highly durable steel chassis, a semi-active hydraulic stabilizer bar, and 35-inch off-road tires. Power is provided by either a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that’s capable of 310hp and 542Nm, or a 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost that generates 270hp and 420Nm. Transmission options include a seven-speed (six plus one) manual and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The smaller Bronco Sport, meanwhile, is offered in five different trim levels: a base variant, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and First Edition. Engine options here include a 2.0-liter EcoBoost that produces 245hp and 372Nm and an even more economical 1.5-liter EcoBoost that’s capable of 181hp and 257Nm. These powertrains come mated an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Bronco Sport remains off-road capable despite its relatively compact physique, with features such as Trail Control and the same Terrain Management System available on the bigger two- and four-door models. Tire options include 28.5-inch all-terrain rubber and 29-inch all-terrain off-road tires.
Other extra features on the Bronco are the 12-inch SYNC 4 and eight-inch SYNC 3 infotainment systems—the Sport, however, only gets the latter. All models come available with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety and driver-assist technologies.
Ford has sure made a lot of changes with the all-new Bronco. What do you think of this next-generation 4x4? Do you like what you’ve seen so far? You can check out more photos of it below.