2020 Ford Bronco: What’s Under that Dirty Sheet?
Despite what you might think, the 2020 Ford Bronco won’t be anything like the 2004 Bronco Concept.
Since we first learned that the Ford Bronco was making a comeback over a year ago, everyone’s favorite game has been to guess what it will look like. Up until this point, of course, that’s been a rather fruitless task. After all, only a select number of Blue Oval employees really know if the 2020 Ford Bronco will be the proper off-road revival we’re hoping for. Or the dreaded, failed experiment that has befallen rejuvenated icons like the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Things, however, are looking up. Ford recently graced us with our first teaser image of the 2020 Ford Bronco. And even though it’s covered up, we can at least tell this isn’t going to be the four-door, gussied up crossover some feared it would be. In fact, it sure looks like a two-door, short wheelbase, square-jawed off-roader. But for whatever reason, a lot of people are mistakenly assuming that it’s going to look a lot like Ford’s 2004 Bronco Concept.
But we know for a fact that this isn’t true. How, you ask? Well, Ford’s PR man extraordinaire Mike Levine told us so way back in June of last year. And yet, the confusion persists. You can blame the false information on the fact that the Bronco Concept, built way back in 2004, is resurfacing in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s forthcoming movie Rampage. But, as it turns out, that guest appearance was only a PR stunt that aimed to drum up excitement and interest for the 2020 Ford Bronco.
This is the 2004 Bronco concept. It does not represent the future Bronco beyond sharing the iconic Bronco name. https://t.co/JCaOcxOhJo
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) June 22, 2017
So, in essence, we’re back to square one. And the question remains – what lurks under that mud-covered sheet? This past summer, we asked you what you wanted the 2020 Ford Bronco to be like, and your responses were pretty crystal clear. Most everyone wants it to look like the first gen Bronco. You want solid axles, body-on-frame design, and both a V8 and manual transmission option. You want a removable top, two doors, and unmatched off-road capability.
Since then, we’ve commissioned a pair of renderings from our resident artists. The first is pure retro for the most part, albeit with modern elements like a Raptor-inspired grille and seriously squared-off haunches. The second rendering incorporates more present-day Ford styling cues. They include an F-150/Super Duty style grille and even a truck-inspired door line. Both are two-doors with removable roofs, obviously.
So now, the only question left to ask is which one do you prefer? Are you a fan of ditching modern Ford design cues altogether and making the Bronco something truly unique? Or do you prefer something a little more modernized? Be sure and vote for your favorite below!