Last week, Ford Authority told you all about the cockpit of the upcoming Ford Bronco Sport, showing a graphical representation of the center stack and center console. One of the features that we noted in that piece is that the baby Bronco will offer bright interior accents colors throughout the cabin, and it’s a topic we’d like to delve into more closely today.
Sources familiar with the upcoming baby Bronco told Ford Authority that the crossover will offer a handful of bright interior accent colors. The colors, sources say, will be found in various places throughout the cabin, and will be tastefully-applied in an effort to spruce up a cabin with a significant amount of dark materials.
For instance, the center stack will feature the bright accent that starts on the panel containing the engine stop-start button, flow upward toward the dashboard to wrap around the center screen and central A/C vents. In addition, the colorful accents will also be present on the doors, encircling the area around the door panels.
Colloquially known as the baby Bronco, the Ford Bronco Sport will be based on the Ford C2 platform shared with the 2020 Ford Escape, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, as well as the international-market 2019 Ford Focus. However, the Bronco Sport will look totally different from the Escape, with a vey upright, boxy design compared to the Escape’s sporty, aerodynamic shape.
Power will come from a choice of two small-displacement, turbo-charged engines: Ford’s 1.5L I-3 Dragon engine will be the standard mill, while the ubiquitous Ford 2.0L I-4 will be optional. Both engines will likely be mated to Ford’s new 8-speed automatic transmission co-developed with General Motors. At launch, five trim levels will be on tap, including base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and First Edition.
The Ford Bronco Sport was set to go into production this July at the Ford Hermosillo plant in Mexico. However, complications brought by the COVID-19 virus have delayed production by two months. As of this writing, the first units of the Bronco Sport will roll of the line in September.