Those eagerly anticipating the 2021 Ford Bronco reveal have had their appetites whetted several times over the last couple of weeks. We’ve seen quite a bit of the new Bronco’s exterior, including its front end, rear flanks, and much of the rest via a cool video released by Ford this week. But what we haven’t seen much of is the new Bronco interior. Until now, that is.
Our spies caught the new Bronco’s interior completely uncovered in some very revealing photos. And there’s a lot to digest here. The overall look of the Bronco interior is very rugged and upright, which matches its exterior styling quite nicely. In fact, the theme is similar to that of the 2021 Bronco Sport.
Unfortunately, the top portion of the dash is covered somewhat, but we can clearly see a “control panel” at the very top of the center stack that contains (right to left) a button for the hazard lights, a button to disable traction control, on that appears to be related to the front dig feature we outlined previously, and buttons to lock the front and rear differentials independently.
Directly beneath that lies a very large infotainment screen, which is flanked by two air vents. Meanwhile, the black horizontal dash top is contrasted nicely by a vertically-oriented silver center section, which is debossed with the new “Bronco” script on the passenger side. Two outboard air vents are located at the far ends of the dash.
Below the infotainment screen lies a media control panel, flanked by radio volume and tuning knobs. Other buttons within this section include the front camera, a switch to disable engine auto stop/start, a button to toggle the parking sensors, and audio controls for play/pause and tracks/stations tuning.
Directly beneath the media control panel is another panel for the HVAC / climate system. Aside from the typical buttons typically included on HVAC setups, it’s worth noting that the temperature control knobs for the dual zone climate control appear to display the temperature digitally inside the knobs themselves, much like on the new 2021 Ford F-150.
Moving downward to the center console, there is a large storage area with what appears to be both a USB-A (traditional USB) and the new USB-C ports. There’s also a large grab handle for the passenger to hold onto as well, which is something we’d expect in a rugged off-roader. Directly behind that, there’s a standard cupholder with room for two drinks.
This particular Bronco utilizes Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, as evidenced by the new shifter design. Behind it lies Ford’s familiar rotary knob, which in this case controls the drive modes so the driver can easily switch between two-high, four-high, four-low, and four-auto.
The window switchgear and mirror adjustments are located behind the rotary knob on the center console, not on the doors, much like on the Jeep Wrangler. This is because the doors will be removable.
Going back up to the driver’s side of the SUV, the instrument panel is covered, but we get a pretty good look at the steering wheel, save for the center logo, which is covered up. Otherwise, the design of the wheel looks very similar to the ones present in other existing Ford models, with a “three-spoke” layout and open portion at the bottom. The wheel is actually quite similar to that of the aforementioned Ford Bronco Sport.
Overall, the new Bronco interior is a very attractive design that nicely complements what we’ve seen from the exterior. And in the days leading up to the Bronco’s reveal on July 13th at 8:00 p.m. EDT, we’re bound to see even more.