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Electric Ford Bronco Hinted By CEO

Electric Ford Bronco Hinted By CEO

As if the news of the electric Ford F-150 Lightning wasn’t enough, (the reveal is happening today), Ford has also hinted that an electric Bronco may also be on the way.

 

Well, Ford boss Jim Farley did anyway. Sort of. It was a Twitter conversation where Farley was asked by there are no plans for a zero-emission Bronco. Farley then answered ‘Why do you think we don’t?’

 

While it’s a tenuous link, it’s still a hint. From the company boss no less. It’s also good timing. The new Bronco is creating a stir, the electric F-150 Lightning is being announced later today and the world is adopting electrification.

 

Electric Ford Bronco

 

There is nothing definite around a Ford Bronco EV. Everything we think we know is speculation but I think it’s safe to say it’s a case of when not if. And that when could be as early as next year.

 

Ford has invested billions in electrification, it has a lot of experience and the technology to back it up. The current design could handle electrification and many urban owners would actively welcome it.

 

There will also be a hybrid at some point. That we know is coming as someone leaked a video showing something called ‘EV Coaching Mode’ on a dashboard of a test vehicle. That video has disappeared but the memory remains.

 

In the meantime, the standard Ford Bronco is still something to look forward to.

 

2021 Ford Bronco

 

The design of the new 2021 Ford Bronco is a triumph. The perfect blend of heritage and modernity. A more than acceptable combination of soft edges and robust capability, all wrapped up in a very likeable design.

 

It looks amazing. Even though I’m not a truck guy, I really, really like the look of the Bronco.

 

It’s available in two or four door options with removable doors and a range of neat panels and removable roof depending on what model you buy.

 

Inside, the cabin is simple but feature rich. It’s a nice space with tough materials, more rounded edges, a large touchscreen, LCD instruments and superb visibility all round.

 

Engines and drivetrain

 

There are two engine options for the 2021 Ford Bronco, a 2.3-litre EcoBoost that produces 270hp and 310 lb-ft of torque or an optional 2.7-litre turbocharged V6 is an option with its 310hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.

 

Both will use Ford’s 10 speed automatic or 7 speed manual transmission. AWD is, of course, available with an electronic transfer case, Dana 44 AdvanTEK solid rear axle and Dana AdvanTEK independent front differential.

 

For the longest time, we thought the Jeep Wrangler was the king of off road but it now seems there’s a challenger. We have yet to see the two go head to head but that’s inevitable and we’ll keep our eye on YouTube for that.

 

In the meantime, register your interest in the 2021 Ford Bronco at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

 

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