Ford Bronco Display Looks Fab, And Might Hint At Hybrid Model
People from the Bronco 6G forum discovered a video showing the long-awaited SUV digital instrument cluster in action. While this is fascinating in itself, there is a brief overview of an EV coaching display. It’s strange, because there is no indication at the moment that a Ford Bronco is capable of running on electricity.
Motor1.com contacted Ford for clarification on the EV coaching mode in this video, but the company declined to comment specifically. “We are excited about the interest in Bronco’s all new digital gauges and look forward to sharing more information later. As announced on Monday, the EcoBoost engine range of 2.3 and 2.7 liters is best suited to support customers outside of road requirements, “Ford spokesperson Sam Schembari told us.
There are two likely possibilities. While the selection of driving modes seems personalized for the Bronco, the display on the right side of the screen seems to come mainly from the Sync 4 infotainment system. What we could see here is a generic demonstration which shows that software can support.
As further proof of this, there are strange details in this video. For example, the estimated remaining range is more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers), although the tank is half full, which appears to be an unrealistic distance. The crawling driving mode is misspelled “Crowl”. In addition, the coolant temperature is indicated in volts.
Alternatively, it could be a very early sign that Ford is preparing a hybrid version of the new Bronco. The model would be a natural competitor against the next plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
Besides the EV Coaching display, there are many interesting things to see here. Each driving mode changes the graphics on the screen. In addition, there are many gauge options, depending on what a driver wants to see as a compass, individual tire pressures, pitch and roll indicator, and significant component temperatures.
The Bronco 2021 will not be on sale until the spring of 2021. Prices range from $ 28,500 (plus $ 1,495 destination) for the two-door base trim to $ 63,500 for a first four-door edition.