Earlier this week, we got our first undisguised look at the Ford Bronco Sport (also known as the “baby Bronco”) as well as the “regular” four-door Bronco. And now, a photo of an undisguised two-door Ford Bronco has leaked out – giving us an early look at the two-door off-roader.
The model in question has a soft-top roof, and it would appear that it’s the more capable trim level, as opposed to a more basic model variant.
The vehicle seen here looks identical to the four-door model, but with two fewer doors, resulting in a shorter overall length. The front end of the two-door 2021 Ford Bronco is boxy and upright, with a very short overhang, giving this model a capable approach angle. Though we can’t see it in the photo, we imagine that the front fascia features the same prominent BRONCO script in white on a shiny black grille, along with a pair of round headlights with a halo surround, plus a horizontal accent light running toward the inside of the grille. We also have reason to believe that the bumper also has the same foglights, collapsible recovery hooks, and winch provision as the four-door model.
The front windshield appears to have a relatively thin A-pillars, likely as a means to enable the windshield to fold forward. The mounting point of the large front mirrors could support that suspicion.
The side profile continues with the boxy and upright aesthetic, with upright body panels and glass. Black fender flares cover the wheel wells. The relatively pronounced nature of these flares gives us reason to believe that the model pictured is one of the most capable in the trim level hierarchy, since there will be two-door Bronco variants without these flares and narrower stance.
The model sits on beadlock wheels with large tires, potentially measuring 31 or 33 inches. Unlike the black soft-top roof seen on the four-door model, the roof on this 2-door Bronco seems to be a hard shell, with a cutiline fore of the B-pillar suggesting that it will be removable.
The two-door model also has the same upward kink at the rear end, this time between the B- and C-pillars (as opposed to being between the C- and D-pillars). Speaking of the pillars, they are all body-color on this two-door Bronco, unlike the black B-, C-, and D-pillars on the four-door.
Though we can’t see the rear end, we expect it to have a swing gate hinged at the passenger side of the vehicle. That rear overhang is very short, delivering what will certainly be an impressive departure angle. And since the wheelbase on the two-door model is short, it should have better a more robust breakover angle.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported, the 2021 Ford Bronco was planned to be revealed to the public in April. A private reveal for the media was scheduled for March. As of this writing, it’s unclear whether either event will take place as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The new, body-on-frame Bronco seen here will be produced at the Ford Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan. The model range will be comprised of the four-door model seen here, a two-door model, and a pickup truck variant. Each vehicle will have a few trim levels that will range in capability and price. The Bronco Sport will slot in below the “regular” Bronco family.