Various reports are pretty confident that the 2021 Ford Bronco will get a brand-new transmission. The SUV is getting a seven-speed manual gearbox. However, the company is keeping everything a secret. The only thing we know about the return of the icon is the release date. Well, the company promises spring, although everyone expected it some while ago and as a 2020 YM. But, the SUV still has enough time to overshadow all the latest and future debuts this season, including the upcoming NAIAS.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is probably the star of the season. There are some other announced releases, but the legendary SUV is definitely more attractive than most other models we will see in the next 12 months. On the other hand, the army of fans and spy photographers can’t catch the new model outside. We have a few shots of, what’s believed to be Baby Bronco – a smaller version of the SUV, more suitable for an off-road drive.
If you are not a fan of Bronco SUV, then let us explain what happened to one of the most popular models in the USA. In the peak of its popularity, it was discontinued. Why? The famous getaway of football star OJ Simpson in this vehicle was the best and worst ad for the vehicle. It was unstoppable in the TV prime-time while being chased by police vehicles and helicopters. The public was scared that more criminals could use this model for similar situations. So, the company had no other way but to discontinue the SUV.
The return of the legendary vehicle became official in 2017. However, already in 2016, some sites reported the Ford is about to make this move. Interestingly, the same year, OJ was released from the prison, but not for the crime related to Ford Bronco. Chiefs of the Blue Oval carmaker made it clear that the comeback is set for 2020. We expected to see it as a model for this season, but it seems only a debut is on the way. The first edition comes in a few months as the 2021 Ford Bronco.
What Do We Know About the 2021 Ford Bronco?
Practically, nothing. There are a lot of speculations, but the only official thing about the 2021 Ford Bronco is the release date this spring. Everything else is speculations based on not reliable sources. The company didn’t release any kind of preview, so we cannot even predict what will the new Bronco look like.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Gets a Seven-Speed Transmission?
We still don’t know what kind of engines it could use, but the latest rumors are mentioning that one of the power routers could be the MTI550 gearbox. The company recently unveiled this case and it will be a seven-speed manual transmission. This part will maximize the performance, boosting an off-road capability and overall fuel economy. Experts add that gearbox is going to be an excellent match for the hybrid setup. Which means…
The 2021 Ford Bronco is Getting PHEV Configuration?
Well, this is a clear speculation, based on the unconfirmed rumor. But, what if the reports are true and the SUV gets a new transmission? Ford is working on electrification, and fans already saw how serious the Blue Oval manufacturer is. The all-electric Mach-E is ready for production. The 2021 Ford Bronco won’t be an EV, but the gearbox will allow it to use a kind of a hybrid configuration. The plug-in system can squeeze maximum power, by keeping a fuel economy on a respectable level. Plus, the SUV would gain some electric range.
2021 Ford Bronco Release Date is Finally Set
The new 2021 Ford Bronco is coming this spring. The entire public is waiting eagerly for its comeback. After the debut, we will know more about the future of the iconic SUV.