A picture has surfaced that claims to have come from a secretive location where Ford has bare bodies for the Bronco Sport, also known as the Baby Bronco. Past rumors have claimed that the Baby Bronco would be called the Bronco Adventurer, but our sources have said Bronco Sport is the official name for the ride.
The image here shows an alleged Bronco Sport body that certainly looks as if it’s shaped like the vehicle under all the camo we have seen in testing. Naturally, Ford declined to comment on what product it might be. A Ford rep is allegedly told Motor1 that it wouldn’t comment on “whatever future product that may be,” seemingly confirming that the body is for a production vehicle down the road.
The Bronco Sport will be based on the Ford Escape and is therefore expected to have the same power options. We expect to see a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder making 180 horsepower or a 2.0-liter turbo-four making 250 horsepower. The Bronco Sport is certainly getting all-wheel-drive, it’s unclear if a front-wheel-drive version will be offered.
Also worth noting is that our Ford sources have said that there will be no Bronco reveal at the LA Auto Show in November. That rumor had been making the rounds. Our sources say that the Bronco Sport, part of the two-vehicle strategy for Ford, will be unveiled in the first half of next year. Our sources also say that we are at least a year away from a debut of the full-size Bronco, and more than a year from an on-sale date. The dates tipped to us are the end of 2020 or early in 2021 for the reveal of the Bronco.