Resurrection is one way to describe it. Before anything else, Ford is moving production of its Focus and C-Max from its Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018. So that leaves a hole, but for what? According to vastly spread rumors, this is where production of the new Ranger will be. But the main news is about that resurrection. After more than twenty years Ford is bringing back Bronco from the dead. Although this is not a speculation, everything from its exterior to interior design or possible powertrains is still a mystery. But that didn’t stop some of the car enthusiasts to render the possible look of this famous SUV. So what can we really expect from 2018 Ford Bronco?
2018 Ford Bronco – Platform
Well, the automotive industry has advanced more than enough in the last twenty years so new Bronco must catch up. Old Bronco was, well, old. But with success, so why wouldn’t Ford use its nameplate and attached it to new SUV. When it comes to design it will probably be based on Ford Bronco Concept that was unveiled in now far 2004 at NY Auto Show. Based on that, some of the rendering photos were done, and we can really see what 2018 Ford Bronco will look like. So we won’t talk about design, we’ll leave this to the photos and your imagination. More important thing to tell is specs. Bronco will share new body-on-frame (BOF) platform with new Ranger. The platform will be lighter, thanks to the efforts of Ford while developing a lighter platform for the F-150. Some reports say that heavy use of aluminum will take place.
Note: Image of 2004 Ford Bronco Concept interior
2018 Ford Bronco – Interior And Engine
As for the interior, you can only imagine what it will look like. Bronco Concept is a good thing to start with. So you can expect high quality materials, leather seats, as well as plenty of safety features. While speaking of safety, even if it’s still a mystery, new Bronco probably won’t have any difficulties on crash tests. To back this up, it needs to be said, that among every pickup in the U.S. market only the F-150 received “G”, good rating on small overlap crash test. The IIHS awarded Top Safety Pick right after. Furthermore, to keep up with competitors, center dashboard a will get large touchscreen with infotainment system on it.
All in all, 2018 Ford Bronco will present modern day SUV. But one a must have feature for this vehicle is removable top. Engine of this vehicle is yet again, another mystery. But some speculations point to 5.0-liter V8 engine. With that the in mind, output will vary between 360 and 390 horsepower. That probably won’t be sole engine option, but until ford comes with at least some info, we can only guess.
Note: Image of 2004 Ford Bronco Concept
2018 Ford Bronco – Price
With almost no info, the price of 2018 Ford Bronco is among one more speculation. At least we can do that, so the price range will probably be between $30.000 and $45.000. Nevertheless, iconic off-roader is coming to take on Jeep Wrangler head on.