What You Should Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco

March 12th, 2019 by

All-New Bronco Coming in 2020

It has been 23 years since a Ford Bronco left the production line.

The iconic SUV was a leading 4×4 over the course of three decades, so it was a bit of a hit to consumers when it was removed from the Ford vehicle lineup.

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced the highly anticipated return of the fan-favorite. This news comes on the heels of a few big announcements, including the return of the Ford Ranger for the 2019 model year.

While rumors and speculations have been swirling around the anticipated return, there are now a few details emerging about the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco.

What We Know about the 2020 Ford Bronco

The new generation of the midsize 4×4 SUV is expected to offer the latest in Ford’s smart technology and a bold new look while remaining true to the rugged roots many consumers were accustomed to.

“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.”

So, what’s in store for the anticipated return?

According to a report from Jalopnik, Ford has connected with Getrag to build a seven-speed gearbox manual transmission. With manual transmissions in newer vehicles being few and far between, this development is something many consumers have been waiting to hear.

This transmission is expected to be dubbed the MT-88. It is also expected to be paired with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine.

The manual transmission option will make the 2020 Bronco something the competition needs to be nervous about. It will help equip the driver with serious off-road capabilities, similar to the original Bronco model.

Ford currently partners with Getrag to produce the MT-82 six-speed transmission for the Mustang. With this in mind, it’s possible the transmission in the Bronco will feature similar components.

What Does the 2020 Ford Bronco Look Like?

Ford has been fairly tight-lipped about what the upcoming Ford Bronco will look like, though there is speculation swirling through the industry.

Design rendering showing what a silver 2020 Ford Bronco SUV could look like that is parked on a mountain top

Much of the Bronco design speculation, like the image above, has come from forums, including bronco6g.com. The final look and design of the 2020 Bronco is unknown at this time, but we are anxious with anticipation.

While we aren’t sure if there will be a two-door option, Ford has made it seem like it will be an option with the teaser image of a vehicle under a mud-splattered cover.

2020 Ford Bronco under a tan mud-splattered car cover with a wall of TVs in the background making a landscape picture of sand dunes

We do know the Bronco will have the capacity to withstand off-roading adventures and an interior to carry everything you need for the adventure.

Will We See a Hybrid or Electric Bronco?

Another big push from Ford to squeeze out the competition is embracing hybrid and electric technologies found in newer cars, trucks, and SUVs.

As of right now, it’s hard to say what a hybrid or electric drivetrain will consist of for the 2020 Bronco. But the technology isn’t a new concept for the manufacturer.

The Police Interceptor® uses a 3.3L V6 with an electric motor housed in a 10-speed automatic transmission. This technology could be used as an indicator for the future of the Bronco and the rest of the Ford lineup.

The pieces of the puzzle have been laid on the table, now we have to wait and see what the all-new Ford Bronco will look like once the pieces come together.

The all-new 2020 Ford Bronco will be produced in the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. This is the same plant that manufactured the previous Bronco models from 1966 until 1996.

To say we’re excited to have the 2020 Bronco in our showroom on Central Avenue in Albany, New York is an understatement.