This vehicle was originally launched in 1966, as small 4-wheel compact SUV in order to compete models like Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout. Although there were five generations of this SUV, most of the people divide Bronco on two groups – early Bronco, which was produced to 1977 and second era, when Bronco grown up to a larger size. The production was finally ended in 1996, when it was replaced by Expedition. Suddenly in 2014, Ford presented new concept of Bronco, with familiar retro look. However, it never entered serial production. Finally, people starts to talk about new version few years ago and it seems that new Bronco will come, maybe already as 2016 year model.
2016 Ford Bronco redesign
It is expected that 2016 Ford Bronco will use some solutions from 2004 concept. This refers mainly on new models outside and inside look, because it will definitely be in retro design, just like concept shown in 2004. When it is about technologies, 2016 Ford Bronco definitely won’t use technologies from early 2000’s. It will feature latest technology solutions both in mechanical and interior equipment aspects. The 2016 Bronco will probably use Explorer’s platform.
2016 Ford Bronco engines
It is still unknown which engine will use 2016 Bronco. According to information that we have, there are several options in game. It is expected that new SUV will be offered in V6 and V8 variants. V6 variant will be probably equipped with 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine, while the V8 variant will most likely use well-known and proven 5.0 liter Coyote which has a maximum output of 420 horses. There are rumors that new Bronco will be also available with diesel variant. Exact engine is still unknown, but something around 4.5 liter of displacement, which will give not only plenty of power but also great fuel economy, is expected. Transmission will be 6-speed automatic, while manual gearbox will come as optional.
2016 Ford Bronco release date and price
All indicates that new model will come as 2016 Ford Bronco. If that happen, you should expect it in the second half of next year. Price is still unknown, but some information is expected in next period.