A titan of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the muscly, midsize Ford Bronco was a standout on highways and backroads alike. While it was discontinued in 1996, longtime fans have been calling for a comeback. In 2020, Ford is making their wishes come true.
If you’re in the market for a new SUV here in the Pittsburgh area, you might be wondering about the 2020 Ford Bronco release date. Our team at Baierl Automotive put together this article to let you know when to expect it and to offer a sneak peek at what changes it’s making.1
When is the 2020 Ford Bronco Being Released?
Having been announced a couple years ago, the Bronco rebirth has been a long time coming. Finally, Ford lovers will have the opportunity to take home a Bronco when it is released in late 2020.
While it may be close to a year before you can get behind the wheel, you can still get acquainted with this intriguing redesign. It’s sure to encapsulate everything drivers loved about the original while adding in some modern panache.
2020 Ford Bronco Design: Retro Meets Modern
In its last iteration more than 20 years ago, the 1996 Ford Bronco was a muscular SUV with large wheel wells, a rugged suspension, and a boxy frame that was made for rocky off-road paths. What can we expect in 2020?
All the photos we’ve seen of the 2020 Bronco so far do maintain some of the hardy box-shaped qualities of the original. Nevertheless, Ford has smoothed out some of its rougher angles with sleek curvature and updated lighting. It’s sure to look and feel much like any other Ford SUV on the market today, all while appealing to nostalgic drivers.
Efficient & Powerful Engine Options
Turbocharging may not have been around in 1996, but it’s all the rage these days. As expected, this 5-seater SUV will offer 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder EcoBoost® engines, with turbo options available for drivers interested in extra oomph.
In either case, we’ll find that these engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. There is some talk of a manual transmission option for anyone who loves to drive stick, but the standard automatic transmission will make for convenient and smooth gear transitions off-road.
Hybrid Engine Potential
Hybrid cars weren’t a thing until 1999—three years after the last Bronco was discontinued—and even then, such a powertrain could only be found in sedans. As we know, however, times have changed, and hybrid powertrains are available in all sectors for drivers looking to conserve gas.
Rumor has it that a hybrid powertrain could be made available in the 2020 Bronco. This will help drivers to cut down their fuel pitstops and save on gas during off-road and vacation excursions.
Want to Learn More About the 2020 Bronco?
Now that you know about its expected release date, you might be feeling eager to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Ford Bronco. New details are coming shortly, and Baierl Automotive is happy to keep you informed of them.
Pittsburgh drivers interested in learning more should get in touch with our team. Call us today to learn more about the next-generation Bronco!
1 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the articles “2020 Ford Bronco” from Ford Authority and “Everything We Think We Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco” from Road & Track. Information cited in this article is subject to change by the manufacturer ahead of release.