Last summer, we reported on a rumor that the 2021 Ford Bronco would eventually spawn a Bronco pickup. It seems like a natural fit for a vehicle set to do battle with the Jeep Wrangler, which has its own pickup version in the Gladiator. But since the pickup version of Ford’s rugged SUV isn’t expected to enter production until 2024 as a 2025 model, we thought we’d go ahead and create some renderings of what we think it will look like.
Much like the Gladiator, the Bronco pickup will essentially be just that – a pickup version of its SUV brethren. Ford won’t look to reinvent the wheel here, because it doesn’t need to. After all, the new Bronco is already a hit, and it hasn’t even entered production yet. In fact, it’s rumored that over 200,000 people have already reserved one, just two weeks after its reveal.
So instead of messing with success, Ford will simply take the four-door Bronco and replace its rear cargo area with a proper bed for hauling stuff. Luckily, the lines match up perfectly here, so adding a square, vertical rear roof section is all it has to do. Engineers will need to integrate the body structure elements into the extremities of the cab, and away from the bed, however.
Like the Gladiator, the Bronco pickup will likely be a bit longer than the four-door Bronco SUV. In our rendering, the bed isn’t nearly as long as the Jeep’s, however, which some have criticized as being too long. One important thing to note is even though we left the spare tire on the tailgate, it’s unlikely that Ford would do the same on the production version of the pickup.
Ultimately, a Bronco pickup just makes too much sense not to happen. As Ford works to fill out its all-truck, SUV, and crossover lineup, a truck version of the Bronco will appeal to folks who need a pickup, but also covet the styling and rugged off-road capability of the Bronco SUV.