After gazing at countless renderings and early mules, we finally have the chance to look at the new 2021 Ford Bronco. Though yes, it’s still all covered up.
These spy photos give us our first glimpse at the new Ford SUV with its actual proportions for the four-door model. Square lines abound, with an upright front and rear end with short overhangs that should be a boon when off-road. Ground clearance also appears to be generous.
On the back of the Bronco we can see the production intent taillights and a spare tire mounted on the swing gate, much like the Jeep Wrangler has.
We can clear up some other theories surrounding Bronco as well thanks to these pictures. A solid rear axle with leaf springs can be seen in the rear end, while independent front suspension is fit up front.
The different roof covering camo backs up the theory that the top will be removable, again, much like a Wrangler. Removable doors are also said to be part of the equation, though there is nothing here to really suggest that. Unlike the Wrangler, the Bronco doesn’t appear to have any exterior hinges.
Both two- and four-door configurations of the SUV will be available and a pickup truck version has also been mentioned in rumors, but there is no evidence to suggest that a Bronco truck is coming.
Powertrain details are still unknown, though the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic makes the most sense for this SUV as well. A hybrid powertrain to help with overall fuel consumption is another rumor that has been thrown around, but there’s nothing to it right now.
The 2021 Bronco will be fully revealed this spring and will be on sale before the end of the year.