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Ford has unveiled the Bronco R race prototype at the SEMA auto show today. This prototype strongly hints at the direction the new Bronco will go in terms of appearance and shape.

Bronco won at Baja in 1969, so for the 50 year anniversary, the prototype will go back to the Baja Peninsula later this month to take a near 1,000 mile off-road course to challenge the powertrain and architecture. 

The Bronco R is built on a modified version of the production body-on-frame platform.  Watch for more Bronco news in the coming months.


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Seems Ford Bronco ordering info is in the order system. Seems the little brother Bronco Sport ordering info made it into the system and was quickly caught, screen shot and uploaded for all to see.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-bronco-sport-details-order-rumor/

https://www.broncosportforum.com/forum/threads/bronco-sport-now-in-dealer-system-revealing-trims-colors-packages-options-engines-transmission.1042/

I can see @ocnblu Getting the Bronco Sport with the BadLands attitude package. Fits right in with his EV Hatred package he has downloaded into himself. ;) :P JK

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4 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

The Bronco Sport in these pics so far reminds me a lot of a styling update of the 1st and 2nd gen Escapes.. similar blocky shape. 

I remember bawling like a baby on here when the just-replaced Escape took over from the second-gen, bemoaning its relatively car-like design.  Now the divergence is complete, and it is gratifying.

For example, the c-pillar has more of an angle than the d-pillar, both on the second-gen and this Bronco Sport, although it is more pronounced on the Bronco.

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3 Ford Bronco Models to be reveled soon. They gave this new image to tease us as we get close to the reveal.

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2 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

I wonder if they will do a white OJ Edition of the 2dr.

I did read the rumor that Ford is considering an EV version. I am sure @ocnblu would down vote that. 😆

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1 minute ago, dfelt said:

I did read the rumor that Ford is considering an EV version. I am sure @ocnblu would down vote that. 😆

Yes, that would be an automatic down vote.

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11 hours ago, balthazar said:

Huh. That seems like an obsolete 20th century reference like the Spice Girls or Pepsi Free, something I'd never think about.

Yeah, but OJ was bigger than those two. 

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I want to like it.

2021 Ford Bronco Buyer's Guide: Reviews, Specs, Comparisons

Its nice and all...but Im not feelin' it.

I do not know why.   But there is something amiss for me.   I think its because I really really like the Jeep.

Take a look at 75 years of Jeep - Business Insider

And I really really like this concept. And it even aint about the 392 cubic inch V8 either.

V8-Powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Revealed On Bronco's ...

But Im sure the Bronco will grow on me.  Its a good looking ride despite me not being immediately smitten by it!   

2021 Ford Bronco: What We Know So Far

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I wonder what the black thingys are on each side of the hood, above the headlights. I thought they were lights, but not sure..some sort of handles? Edit: in some photos they are bright trim w/ little red lights or reflectors it looks like.

Loads of photos here..the Sport looks sharp also.

https://jalopnik.com/2021-ford-bronco-every-official-picture-we-could-find-1844370220?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-07-14

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12 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

I want to like it.

2021 Ford Bronco Buyer's Guide: Reviews, Specs, Comparisons

Its nice and all...but Im not feelin' it.

I do not know why.   But there is something amiss for me.   I think its because I really really like the Jeep.

Take a look at 75 years of Jeep - Business Insider

And I really really like this concept. And it even aint about the 392 cubic inch V8 either.

V8-Powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Revealed On Bronco's ...

But Im sure the Bronco will grow on me.  Its a good looking ride despite me not being immediately smitten by it!   

2021 Ford Bronco: What We Know So Far

Turbo 4 bangers are a turn off for me. While nice and should sell well for Ford, will pass on this totally.

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7 hours ago, David said:

Turbo 4 bangers are a turn off for me. While nice and should sell well for Ford, will pass on this totally.

The Twin-Turbo V6 with 400 lb-ft of torque sounds good.  

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20 hours ago, David said:

Turbo 4 bangers are a turn off for me. While nice and should sell well for Ford, will pass on this totally.

As Robert has said, they have a twin turbo v-6 available. This thing will be pretty quick for what it is. 

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47 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

As Robert has said, they have a twin turbo v-6 available. This thing will be pretty quick for what it is. 

It's light also...sounds like the Bronco is going to be in the 3950-4450lb range---same as the Wrangler.

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6 minutes ago, balthazar said:

^ Porky; both the Wrangler and this.
 

Light compared to the typical 4500-5000lb midsize SUV, though.  Remember, the Bronco and Wrangler are BOF construction, lots of heavy duty dirty bits.

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34 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

It's light also...sounds like the Bronco is going to be in the 3950-4450lb range---same as the Wrangler.

Yeah and the 2.7 moves the F150 pretty well so I'd assume it does this even better..depending if you have 35in tires or not. 

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Its not the BOF aspect that greatly contributes to curb weight.

It seemed like for a short while, Cadillac had spearheaded focused weight loss in the industry, and tangible progress was being made at many OEMs. I know that costs money, maybe at $28K, it wasn’t in the budget.

I wasn’t expecting such a little vehicle (100” WB, 175” OL) to be 4000lbs in 2021.

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