Famous Ford Bronco SUV was discontinued 20 years ago. This three-door SUV was not selling very well during those last couple of years, so it was only question of time when will Ford kill Bronco production. Nowadays, rumors about new 2018 Ford Bronco are all over the place. Ford released Bronco prototype at the North American International Auto Show in 2004. Since then, for the last 12 years, there was no official mention of Bronco at all.
2016 came, and Ford Bronco was announced as SUV which will be produced at the Ford’s US factory. Since it has passed so long after Bronco appearance in 2004, it is very questionable how it will really look when it finally gets ready for production. Some changes are definitely needed, and they will be applied. Future Bronco could be based on new Ford Ranger, but it will certainly be smaller. No matter what will be final design of upcoming 2018 Bronco, it will have to offer great off-road performance to be competitive on the market.
2018 Ford Bronco engine performance specs
2018 Ford Bronco engine is totally mysterious at this point in time. Bronco will probably be powered by 5.0-liter V8 engine, which will be capable of developing 361 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This engine could be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, along with all-wheel drive. Some of the EcoBoost engines could also find their way into future 2018 Bronco. Production of future Bronco SUV will be done with high use of lightweight materials, which will definitely impact overall performance. This will especially impact 2018 Ford Bronco fuel economy specs.
2018 Ford Bronco release date and price review
Official information about 2018 Ford Bronco release date is still not available. It is expected to hit the market in second half of 2017. 2018 Ford Bronco price range is also unavailable, but it should be in the range of $30,000.