2021 Ford Bronco prototypes have been everywhere lately, which is no surprise, really. We’re getting extremely close to the unveiling of the reborn off-road SUV, which should take place any week now. In fact, just yesterday, our spies caught the first 2021 Ford Bronco mule that wasn’t wearing a roof rack or roof camo out driving around.
It’s quite clear from these developments that the Bronco is in its very last stage of development, with an unveiling just around the corner. And now we have more proof that the Bronco’s reveal is imminent.
A picture recently surfaced showing the 2021 Ford Bronco sitting underneath a simple car cover on the floor of what appears to be the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, right next to the current Ford Ranger. Under the banner of Ford’s new “Built For America” advertising campaign, the sign next to the Bronco proudly declares “Bronco Returns To Michigan Assembly Plant.”
One has to assume that this display is meant to rally plant employees about the future, but it sure has us excited.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is expected to enter production at the Ford Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan during the first half of the 2021 calendar year, likely making it a 2021 model year vehicle. The reborn off-roader will ride on the body-on-frame T6 platform loosely shared with the Ranger and international-market Ford Everest.
The bigger Bronco will be supplemented by the smaller Ford Bronco Sport, which is built on the unibody Ford C2 platform. Production of this model has already started at the Ford Hermosillo plant in Mexico.
The new Bronco is expected to be powered by the Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, as exclusively reported by Ford Authority earlier this year. Exact power output is unknown, but the engine makes 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque in the Ford F-150, so we should expect something similar from the Bronco. Transmission options will consist of a manual and Ford’s 10-speed automatic.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the new Bronco and Bronco Sport and will report back when we have more, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news, Bronco Sport news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.