Meanwhile, what we've called "Baby Bronco" will debut in April, according to dealer information.
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Automotive News first reported the information, with Ford dealers citing executive comments during the meeting. The reveal will reportedly include both two-door and four-door models, though the Bronco allegedly won't go on sale until 2021.
Ford reiterated in a statement that the Bronco will debut this spring and did not confirm the alleged March reveal.
Meanwhile, the model that we've called the "Baby Bronco" so far, will also debut this year, and not far behind the larger Bronco. The original report said the "Bronco Sport" will come in April, possibly at the New York International Auto Show. Ford told Roadshow, "we'll have more news to share later this year about our all-new, small rugged yet-to-be named SUV."
The Bronco Sport crossover is expected to go on sale this year and stand as a more rugged alternative to the very car-like
, a model with which it will share its underlying chassis. The regular Bronco, however, will be the real off-road deal, based on the
pickup's body-on-frame architecture.
Ford has kept the traditional Bronco a closely guarded secret since it first confirmed the SUV would make a return back in 2017. However, rumors point to a 2.3-liter turbo-four as a base engine, and we know Ford has a hybrid version planned, too. What other powerplants may sit under the hood, we don't know, but there's the possibility of a seven-speed manual transmission.
We do expect a removable roof and doors, as this new report also cites as confirmed, and a blocky retro design is all but assured. Ford previously teased the production Bronco with the Bronco R race SUV, which competed at the
1000 last year. The greenhouse and other elements appeared as a direct link to the production SUV.
Originally published Feb. 17. Update, Feb. 18: Adds Ford statement.