2017 Ford Bronco is coming! It’s official now! Yeah! (updated: 10.9.2016)
“Now, in US, Everybody love OR HATE White Ford Bronco!” ~O.J.
2017 Ford Bronco Update 01/02/2017:
More and more rumors and speculations are pouring in about 2017 Ford Bronco or at least about the model that will come in the near future. The latest set of info is offering possible dimensions of the new off-road-oriented SUV. Here is what we could find out, but have in mind that these are only speculations and that they are based on the fact that this vehicle will be based on Ranger platform.
|Ford Bronco 2017|
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Wheelbase||104.7 – 112.2 inch|
|Length||183.6 – 192.6 inch|
|Height||72.3 – 74.5 inch|
|Width||73.3 – 79.1 inch|
|Weight||3,500 to 4,400 lbs|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine||2.0-liter EcoBoost; 3.7-liter V6; 3.2-liter diesel|
|Power/torque||245 hp and 275 lb-ft; 320 hp; 200 hp and 360 lb-ft|
|Transmission||6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic; 8-speed automatic|
|0-60 mph||8 – 10 sec|
|Top speed||105-120 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: starting at $20,000 – $25,000 (est)|
|Competitors: 2017 Jeep Wrangler, 2017 Toyota 4Runner|
2017 Ford Bronco Update 12/02/2016:
The automotive world is eagerly expecting updates about Ford Bronco but after the news about the resurrection of this iconic model first time broke out and spread like wildfire it came to calm. 2017 Ford Bronco is expected to arrive by the end of the next year, and this model would serve as a pre-production showroom exhibit. Production models would come later in 2018. These conclusions are drawn from the facts that Ford is already conducting tests on new Bronco in Australia.
Many people are astonished that Ford had let its Australian branch to work on a car this valuable. 2017 Bronco is expected to be a model that will remove Wrangler from its throne, and they believe that it would serve better to this model if it were tested in the USA. Ford is reassuring everybody that there is no reason to worry because final testings and assembly will be done in the US (Ford’s Michigan factory). There is no official news on design, interior and powertrain options (you can read our humble opinion in rest of the article) but as soon as any info surface we will be sure to inform you, so you be sure to come back to carsoid.com for more info about our beloved Bronco.
Ford Bronco Update 10/13/2016:
Just a few days ago we received confirmation that new Ford Bronco will be produced. While we are still short on many details, it is quite possible for the 2017 Ford Bronco 2017 Concept to be introduced and offer a full insight into what will be coming with production ready vehicle. Even this is still far fetched there is a possibility for a concept version to be shown on one of the next years auto shows but also on a separate and dedicated event.
On the other hand, there are still unconfirmed information’s regarding this vehicle and one of those is the release date. Speculations suggest anything from 2018 to 2020, so we will have to wait and see what the US car maker is cooking.
2017 Ford Bronco or 2018 Ford Bronco ?
We don’t know yet, but most of the rumors on the internet tell that will be “2018 Ford Bronco” for sure! Not Confirmed!
If the 2018 Ford Bronco comes, we are sure that a huge number of fans will be in the line to get one of these. Hopefully, Ford will stay true to the iconic and original model that will receive modern technology infusion. As for the year of introduction, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see this vehicle delivered under 2020 Ford Bronco nameplate as the Blue Oval company certainly want’s even more hype about it, so they started early with various announcements.
All new Ford Bronco has been rumored for a few years now, but Ford always dismissed these rumors. Not much was said, at least officially, since the 2004 concept that attracted a lot of attention. All of this changed a while ago when they announced that a new crossover is in fact in the works. This would be based on the same platform as the Ford Ranger, and it would be aimed directly at the Wrangler and an upcoming Trailblazer. While Ford hasn’t said much else about it, it is quite clear that this new model is, in fact, the rumored Ford Bronco 2017. If you didn’t know, Ford does, in fact, have a crossover currently based on the Ranger, the Everest. This means that the US model of the car, the Bronco, will most likely be based on this car sharing platform and a decent number of parts.
So far we know for sure that the new model will be using a body on frame chassis and that it will be built in the same factory side by side with the Ranger. There is still no word on the pricing or the release date. Many said that the car might be first introduced in late 2017 while a market release would follow in 2019. The price for a base trim would be around $25,000 or little less than that. This is certainly a lot less than the Everest and in line with the Wrangler, one that it will look to dethrone.
Ford Bronco 2017 Expectations
In order to achieve this number and pretty low price, the upcoming Ford Bronco 2017 model will have to be specifically tailored for the US market. We expect a new design, new engines and likely a new interior as well. The actual underpinnings of the car, on the other hand, should remain the same so the way it drives will also not change, for the most part. As we mentioned, the design of the car is expected to change.
To what extent, though, we can only assume. We do expect Ford to borrow some design elements from the original model and to keep it firmly close to its roots and 2004 concept. Also, unlike the Wrangler for example or the original Bronco for that matter, the new version is expected to be offered as a four-door only. This also implies that it will be larger than some of its competitors and quite close to the Expedition.
We are pretty sure though that even this is going to be the case; people are still going to buy it. Why? Well, simply because it should be one of the most capable crossovers in off-road segment out there. While on the road it might be worse than some of the more expensive cars, off-road excursions, and any obstacles should be easily tackled, and that way easily best all competitors. However, this doesn’t mean that the cabin of the 2017 Ford Bronco won’t be any good. Latest trends on the market forced car makers to bring higher levels of comfort even in trucks and so we could hear that Fusion inspired interior is coming this way. At this price point, it is likely well above the average.
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Speculations About Engine in new Ford Bronco! What about diesel?
Let’s now take a closer look at the most interesting rumors about the upcoming model, its engines. It seems that Ford might launch the Bronco with three different engines. A base 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four with 245 horsepower, and 275 lb-ft of torque is expected to be offered as standard. A 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6 with close to 320 horsepower could come as an option. Both of these should be delivered with a 6 or 10-speed automatic transmission as standard and rear or all-wheel drive. The most impressive one would be diesel.
That’s right! For the first time in its class, the Ford Bronco is expected to get a 3.2-liter inline five turbocharged diesel engine. This would be capable of over 200 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, quite a bit more than its close competitor. The towing rating might get close to that of an F-150 and thanks to the massive torque; it should be a great engine in off-road as well.
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So, the release date can be 2017. or 2018. We don’t know jet, but we too long waiting to see Ford Bronco 2017!
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