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Ford Bronco Warthog To Boast ‘Ford’ Lettering Up Front: Exclusive

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While excitement builds for the imminent arrival of the 2021 Ford Bronco, a subsequent follow-up to that pivotal off-road SUV is in the works, and it’s rapidly shaping up to be a doozy of a performance vehicle. Ford Authority has been something of a one-stop shop for what is expected to be called the Ford Bronco Warthog, covering everything from its anticipated appearance to speculating on the naming origins of the upcoming beast. And now, we can exclusively report on another tantalizing detail of this future ass-kicker: that its front grille will prominently spell out “FORD,” just like its Ford 2021 F-150 Raptor and Ranger Raptor brethren.

The news comes to us via a source familiar with the project, who is familiar with Ford’s future product plans. Previously, Ford Authority had exclusively outlined other aesthetic distinctions that will separate the Warthog from regular Bronco variants, which could include a different set of headlights and taillights, a switch-up that would be quite significant, if proven accurate.

We also know that the vehicle will share at least one powertrain option with the next-gen Ranger: the Ford 3.0L EcoBoost V6. Additionally, the Warthog is also slated to receive a range-topping plug-in variant of that engine too, a move that would allow Ford to compete directly with electrified Jeep Wrangler offerings.

Other previously-reported intel relates to the Bronco Wathog’s rubber, in that it will wear LT315/70R17 BSW mud/terrain tires. These come standard on models paired with the Sasquatch Package, which will represent the most of-road capable Bronco variant until the more formidable Warthog sees the light of day.

Back to the front end: the fact that the Bronco Warthog will feature a grille with FORD lettering is not terribly surprising, as the 2021 Ford Bronco already features some prominent lettering up front. In fact, pasting “FORD” between the headlights of the Warthog makes perfect sense, as it will only strengthen its profile to the buying demographic that is no doubt salivating at the thought of an even more capable Bronco.

We’ll have more Bronco news soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Bronco news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. Tim Papirnik

    Don’t hold your breath for this one. Ford has not even delivered a base bronco never mind a Warthog. What was to be the most important vehicle introduction for Ford became the largest flop.
    All departments as well as the powers to be should be held responsible thousands upon thousands of reservations cancelled. Shame on you Ford. I’m holding but soon I will also be cancelling my order.

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    1. Jason E

      The semiconductor chip shortage isn’t helping matters, but that’s out of Ford’s control. You’ll be missing out on one sweet vehicle as I have seen it in person recently. To each their own….

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      1. Tim Papirnik

        Interesting comment from my dealer was that the bronco uses a different chip manufactured by a different source than the F150 so that will not delay its build.
        I am just frustrated by the lack of information on my build my dealer says one thing and Ford says nothing !

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        1. Stalkbroker94

          Both vehicles are limited in production currently because of the chip shortage. It doesn’t matter that they don’t use the same chip as one another (if what your dealership said can be substantiated, you may consider sharing their source in the “Tip Us” section of this website). I must say that I understand the frustration of waiting for things. What I don’t understand is why you’re being so whiney. You are owed a vehicle that is yet to be produced and purchased. You aren’t owed an explanation to the degree you demand it just because you’re by far one of the least patient “adults” I’ve ever seen whingeing about in a comment section to a website that’s not even owned by Ford.

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        2. Michael

          I learned my lesson with Ford pre-orders when it took me almost two years to receive my Focus RS. Best advice, stop sweating it and chill. Believe me, it will be built when it gets built and no amount of blog replies or unicorn pee with change that. Don’t spoil your fun before you even get to have it.

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          1. Michael

            Hopefully the upgraded models are true to the pictures I’ve seen, because the base model is so plainly its boring looking and it reminds me of something my grandparents would drive. The one I recently viewed at the car show has come very close to turning me off of the bronco all together. Anyone else feel this way ?

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    2. Andrew Christian

      In what way is the Bronco “the most important vehicle introduction” for Ford. I understand you are frustrated cause you’ve got skin in the game, but that’s like blaming McDonalds because all the egg distributors have salmonella in their eggs.

      A product that doesn’t yet exist can in no way be “Ford’s most important product”. It is a very important product for Ford, but no where near as important as F-150.

      If you feel so strongly, then cancel your order bub. Simple as that.

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      1. Tim Papirnik

        I think it’s the most important vehicle in a market that really is only served by Jeep. To Ford breaking into this market was no small feat, understand I am not comparing it to the F150 at all, I am just talking about the market segment they are targeting.
        Yes I want them to get it right, but from the little to no information I can get from my dealer and less from Ford of Canada is very frustrating. My first bronco was a factory order and was delayed a month to the demand of the engine as it was shared also in the pick up line.
        Apparently mine may be built in July but that is just the information I received from the dealer. All I want is confirmation as to when it will be built, I can wait but no news is not good either.

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        1. Stalkbroker94

          You act as though information is actively being withheld from you. Just be patient, for Pete’s sake. Hell, try to have an ounce of thankfulness that you can even afford such a vehicle. Wanna drive my 06 Crown Vic? I’ll drive your Bronco when you get it. No problem with that.

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  2. ryan

    my bronco will be here end of july! cant wait to see the warthog!

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    1. Tim Papirnik

      Lucky you, did you get confirmation from Ford on that? In Canada we get nothing, no ride alongs no static displays, no updates from Ford or our dealers.

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      1. GaryB

        To bronco6g.com or thebronconation.com for info. Dealers don’t know and don’t care to know. Ford can’t say anything without a team of 100 lawyers rewriting it. Unless you have a 7/13 timestamp reservation for a basic bronco, you’re probably not getting a 2021. Demand too high, too many production shortages with purchased parts, and we are already almost halfway thru the year.

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  3. GaryB

    Price and transmission. Ahh who am I kidding. Probably 70k and auto only

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  4. david falk

    i feel your doubts,but im sure Ford team bronco ,wants this vehicle right with no hicups[,yea i wish it was at dealers as well,but when its out it will be done right ,if you are getting restless,cancel your order plain and simple go by the blazer lol,what a joke that name plate became ,Ford i hope your doing what needs to be done ,because the masses want their broncos ,let shake a legg

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  5. George W

    BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 AT tires are not standard on the 2021 Ford Bronco with the Sasquatch Package. In fact, they aren’t even an option with the Sasquatch Package. All “quatched” Broncos get Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires (315/70 R17). KO2’s are standard on the Bronco Badlands (non-squatch), but in a smaller size (285/70 R17). What looks different about the Warthog above is that it has special wheels and possibly 37″ tires.

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    1. Edward Snitkoff

      Fixed! Thank you.

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