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Two-door Ford Bronco spied in the wild

Two-door Ford Bronco spied in the wild

The upcoming Ford Bronco has to be one of the most hotly anticipated trucks of 2020. In a market saturated with light trucks, this new Ford has somehow managed to leverage nostalgia and a desire for something as good as the F-150, only smaller.

We have seen lots of spy shots of the four door Bronco but this is the first time we have seen the two door version as far as I know. The guys over at AutoBlog have a bunch of spy shots showing the Bronco being put through its paces in the snow and it looks good!

We knew the Bronco was being designed to tackle the dominance of the Jeep Wrangler but these shots put any lingering doubts about that firmly to bed.

Ford Bronco

The first thing that strikes you about the images is just how comfortable the Bronco looks in its environment. It looks to be hitting the snow hard, yet seems composed and able to easily handle whatever terrain it goes through. This is a great sign of things to come.

The camouflage prevents us from seeing the details of the design but we had hints from other tests Ford has been carrying out, plus that Baja variant we saw last year. This version is shorter than the four door with reasonable length hood, similar proportions to the Wrangler, high ride height and short overhangs at either end.

We expect the Bronco to deliver on the removable roof and doors that have been speculated, although you cannot see them here. We also expect the Bronco to mount a rear spare wheel like the Wrangler and have a range of aftermarket parts. Some of the shots of this test car show a rear-mounted spare. We expect that to remain during production.

We also expect the Bronco to use the solid rear axle, coil springs and strut arrangement we have seen previously at the rear and independent suspension up front. This seems logical for a shorter off roader and should perform well as those shots suggest.

There is no change to the belief that the engine will be the 2.3-litre turbocharged four cylinder that we see in the Ranger but some believe it will be the 2.7 from the F-150. I think the Ranger option is most likely given the size of the Bronco. The 10 speed automatic will definitely feature though.

The rest is pure speculation formed from the various leaks and hints the internet is so good at ferreting out. Fortunately, we don’t have long to wait until we know for sure. Ford said they will be unveiling the Ford Bronco in Spring 2020. That is just a couple of months away.

With the Detroit Auto Show having moved position to June, it is possible that Ford could show the Bronco at it’s ‘home’ show but that might be a little late. Given the hype and buildup, Ford could conceivably do its own showcase like Apple or Samsung rather than use an auto show. Time will tell on that one!

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