We’re less than two weeks away from the new Bronco reveal, which is set to take place on July 13th. Needless to say, quite a few people are already lining up to reserve their own copy of the new rugged sport utility, and we’ve got some good news for those folks. As Ford noted in a teaser video we just posted yesterday, 2021 Bronco reservations will open up the same day as the reveal.
It’s important to note that reservations are not the same thing as orders. A reservation guarantees one’s place in line when orders do open up once the Ford Bronco is closer to production. As we previously reported, the Bronco order banks are set to open up in December, with deliveries beginning in April of 2021.
Meanwhile, we expect the 2021 Bronco reservations process to work much like the Mustang Mach-E did. The order books for the Mach-E just opened up this week, at which time reservation holders were able to convert their reservation to an order.
There is one big difference between the Mach-E reservations and 2021 Bronco reservations, however – while the former cost $500, the latter will only take $100. Either way, that money is refundable if the customer ultimately changes their mind and doesn’t order a vehicle.
This is obviously exciting news for Bronco fans, who have waited over three years to buy a new one after its return was officially announced. Since then, the Bronco reveal has been delayed twice – once because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and another time because the date coincided with O.J. Simpson’s birthday.
Both two- and four-door versions of the Bronco will be available at launch, and a pickup truck variant will follow around 18 months later. Several roof options will be offered, along with at least two tire packages – one for off-road use, and another for on-road use. Additionally, there will be three grille options to choose from, as Ford Authority was first to exclusively report.
The Bronco will be available with Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, as Ford Authority was the first to report earlier this year. Recent spy photos also seem to indicate that the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine used in the current Ford Ranger could also be available. A Bronco Raptor could join the lineup in 2022 and might come equipped with Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6.
In terms of transmissions, the 2021 Bronco will be available with either a seven-speed manual transmission equipped with a granny/crawl gear or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Bronco will be built at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant alongside the Ranger.