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2021 Ford Bronco Will Offer Three Grille Options: Exclusive

We’ve already seen the 2021 Ford Bronco in leaked images and various spy shots, but actual details about the upcoming body-on-frame offroader have been sparse. Luckily, Ford Authority has come through to tell you about some of the juiciest Bronco details, including the fact that the vehicle was delayed to a 2021 model year release and that it will be powered by Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine. And now, we have another noteworthy detail to share – this time surrounding the SUV’s exterior design.

When it launches in 2021, the Bronco will offer three different grille designs, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the project. The three grilles will each deliver a unique persona to appeal to a wide customer base.

The first 2021 Ford Bronco grille will be the “Modern” design, which constitutes the regular grille. This is the same black grille with “BRONCO” written across it that we previously saw in leaked photos earlier this year.

2021 Ford Bronco with the “Modern” grille option.

The second grille option will be the “Classic” face that features retro styling cues. It will deliver a nod to the Bronco’s past, albeit in a contemporary manner.

1974 Ford Bronco could lend clues about what the “Classic” fascia would look like.

The third and final 2021 Ford Bronco grille option will be what’s referred to as “Custom.” This nose features a more shiny and upscale look when compared to the other two offerings.

It’s currently unclear whether the three grille options will be limited to specific trim levels, or if they’ll be available regardless of model/trim level. We should also note that the “Modern”, “Classic” and “Custom” monikers might not be the actual go-to-market names for the three grilles/fascias.

What’s more, the baby Bronco, aka the Bronco Sport, will also offer the same three front fascia choices, albeit adapted for its design.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport with the “Modern” grille.

Earlier this month, The Blue Oval brand officially confirmed to Road & Track that it still plans to debut the 2021 Ford Bronco this spring, technically giving it until June 19th to show the body-on-frame SUV. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in the first half of the 2021 calendar year.

That’s not the case for the Bronco Sport, whose introduction has been delayed due to the business impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bronco Sport was originally set to debut in early April at the New York International Auto Show and enter production at the Ford Hermosillo plant in July. But now, the reveal has been postponed to an unknown date, and production will now commence in September.

We’ll have more to share about the upcoming Ford Bronco in the coming days, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news as well as 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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  1. Carmaker1

    The implication that U725 Bronco production was delayed until model year 2021 is unfounded speculation and I am rather exasperated with you guys not avoiding such misleads.

    Was always MY 2021, not MY 2020 nor 2019.

    Stick to the facts, not opinionated guesses and things will be 100%

  2. Dan

    Ford is missing the boat if they do not offer an illuminated front grill. Why spell out BRONCO and not be able to have it illuminated.


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