The 2021 Ford Bronco has been dominating the headlines and a brand new report says a Bronco pickup is within the works.
In keeping with Automobile, Ford is growing a brand new truck to battle the Jeep Gladiator. This shouldn’t be too shocking because the Bronco relies on an upgraded model of the Ranger’s body.
Sadly, the truck is a number of years off because the publication says it ought to arrive in mid-2024 as a 2025 mannequin. Nevertheless, Ford has reportedly prioritized improvement and this might lead to a launch as early as 2022.
Just like the Gladiator, the Bronco pickup will reportedly be provided completely in a crew cab configuration. It’s additionally slated to function the identical tools and trim ranges as the usual mannequin.
Engine choices would presumably carryover and embrace a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that develops 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. There must also be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque.
Whereas the usual Bronco is anticipated to get a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine sooner or later, probably within the Bronco Raptor, it reportedly received’t be provided on the pickup. As a substitute, the journal speculates it may obtain a 5.0-liter V8.
Placing that apart, we will count on a seven-speed guide and a ten-speed computerized transmission. Each ought to be paired to a regular four-wheel drive system.
Assuming every little thing pans out, the Bronco pickup ought to have a base value of round $30,000. For comparability, the usual Bronco begins at $28,500 whereas the Gladiator begins at $33,545 – excluding vacation spot costs.