New 2020 Ford Bronco Renderings Let Us Have Our Cake and Eat It TooPosted in News on July 12, 2017
While Ford’s highly anticipated Bronco is still a few years away, the latest four-door renderings from bronco6g.com are getting us excited for Ford’s new truck.
The concept renderings show a Mercedes-esque G-Wagon front bumper, with a fascia that takes cues from the original Bronco. Also shown are rumored removable roof panels, and a sweeping, 4-Runner-like rear quarter roofline. It looks like the roof and C-pillars might come in different colorways, which would create some contrast in the overall design of the vehicle.
Perhaps the best part about this rendering though is the inclusion of that iconic, hard-edged belt-line that is pure Ford Bronco aesthetic. More cues from the original include the bulging fenders that house a big wheel and tire package with ample room for some serious suspension travel.
With such off-road-oriented competition, it’s little surprise that the fan rendering puts the Bronco in sticky, muddy territory, but what may come as a shock to hard-core Ford fans is the Bronco’s body style. While all previous versions of Ford’s off-road SUV (including the contemporary Ranger-based Bronco II) have been two-door models, the rendering by the forum is a four-door SUV.
Don’t be surprised if a two-door variant of the Bronco is offered, though. Given the popularity of the two-door Jeep Wrangler, Ford might be missing a big opportunity in disrupting the short wheelbase, off-roader market by excluding the two-door from the lineup.
Ford hasn’t revealed anything official on the 2020 Bronco, but we do know it will be based on the same architecture as the Ranger, giving it midsize proportions for good maneuverability. We also expect it to be offered in several different equipment levels, ranging from base XL and off-road-friendly FX4/Raptor to fully loaded Platinum trims. We think Ford’s new direct-injected 3.3L V-6 (290 hp and 265 lb-ft) would serve as a fine base engine option, while a turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 (325 hp and 375 lb-ft) would be an excellent top-spec mill.
Rendered with knobby tires, big square door handles, and flat hard edges, there’s a lot to look forward to with this new truck. And although we still hope Ford will do the right thing and offer the 2020 Bronco as a two-door and four-door, if what we get looks something like what’s on Bronco6G.com, we’ll be thrilled. For now, though, all we can do is patiently wait and render as more rumors spool up.