One of the most highly anticipated new Ford models in a long time is the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco. We know that there will be a version of the truck that is based on the Ford Ranger. A Canadian tire website called CanadianTire.ca has caused a bit of a stir with Bronco fans when it was recently discovered that it had added the 2021 Bronco to its website as a drop-down list option for choosing wheels and tires.
The drop down calls out the “2021 Ford Truck Bronco, 4-140 with a 2.3L DOHC.” Whether or not Ford has given details early to the aftermarket so parts can be ready for the Bronco when it launches or if the website is adding a place holder for the vehicle we don’t know. We do expect that Ford is eyeing a two-vehicle strategy for the new 2021 Ford Bronco and expect a two-vehicle approach from the start. With that in mind, we would expect the Ranger-based vehicle to be the “baby” Bronco expected to be called the Bronco Scout likely making this a place holder that is incorrectly named.
We have seen a few Ford Bronco test mules, and while initially the test mule wearing the Ford Ranger bodywork was thought to be the 2021 Ford Bronco, the thought now is that is the so-called baby Bronco. The larger version that has been spied wearing modified Ford F-150 Raptor bodywork is thought to be the actual full-size Ford Bronco. The baby Bronco is expected to get the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that the Ford Ranger uses, matching the engine listed on CanadianTire.ca, but we doubt the name the website uses.
Ford has teased the 2021 Ford Bronco in one image where we see a boxy vehicle sitting under a cloth. All we can tell from the silhouette of the 2021 Ford Bronco is that it has the boxy shape we expect to see with a Bronco and the spare tire on the back, something we hoped Ford would do that the old Ford Bronco offered. With a larger 2021 Ford Bronco test mule spied in modified F-150 Raptor bodywork, one of our hopes for the Bronco, a 5.0-liter V8 engine, seems very likely. We hope that Ford would offer the complete range of Ford F-150 engine options in a Bronco that is based on the F-150 truck.
That likely means the full gamut of F-150 engine offerings including a base 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 making 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 making 325 horsepower and 400 pound-foot of torque, 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel making 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine making 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 making 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. With the test Bronco wearing F-150 Raptor bodywork we very much hope that Ford plans to offer a 2021 Ford Bronco Raptor that will bring the 3.5-liter high output EcoBoost making 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque to the new Bronco.
Source: Fox News