We are less than a week away from Ford unveiling the 2021 Bronco, and teasers keep coming. The last one, published on the official Bronco Instagram account, gives us a glimpse of the rugged rear of the crossover and its suspension. The photo also teases the Bronco release date in the license plate – 071320, which is July 13, 2020.
The teaser is just the latest addition to the Dearborn automaker, as it seeks to revive the iconic SUV nameplate when high-end vehicles continue to swallow up market share. This month, Ford teased the front of the Bronco, giving a glimpse of the grille, headlights and brash Bronco brand.
The new teaser gives us a clear overview of the robust black bumper and an overview of the suspension underneath. We can also see how Ford fits the Bronco’s spare tire to the rear – there’s a cutout in the bumper to make room for that. A previous teaser showed the Bronco’s short rear overhang, a taillight and the spare tire. We can also spot other goodies such as the Ford badge tightened next to the spare tire, a tow hook and the exhaust pipe, which is tucked under the Bronco and difficult to spot in the shade.
While we’ve known the Ford Bronco’s comeback for years, there is still a lot we don’t know about off-roading. The powertrain – or powertrains – remains a mystery with rumors suggesting either Ford’s 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 or the smaller 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which could serve as an entry-level engine . We don’t even know if it will come exclusively with an automatic transmission or if Ford will offer it with a manual. Rumors suggest that rowing your own gear in the new Bronco is possible.
When Ford unveils the Bronco on July 13, interested customers can reserve one for just $ 100. It’s cheap, but probably only a fraction of the starting price of the SUV, which should start around $ 30,000 and compete directly with the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner.