The hotly anticipated revival of the Ford Bronco nameplate is due out for the 2021 model year, with the big sheet pull expected at the new SUV’s debut in April. However, we’re now getting a sneak peek at the utility thanks to a single fresh image that just leaked onto the Web, as covered by our sister publication, Ford Authority.
This is our first look at the new Bronco without any cladding or camouflage. This particular model is the four-door version of the “real” Bronco – that is, the body-on-frame model, as opposed to the Ford Bronco Sport crossover, a.k.a. the “baby Bronco.”
The leaked image shows off the new Bronco’s tall stance and boxy styling. The front end is dominated by bright Bronco branding against a glossy black grille section, while the headlamps include a circular “halo” effect around the perimeter. The overhangs appear to be very short, which no doubt help to up the SUV’s claims to off-roading prowess. The front bumper also comes with fog lights, a place to mount a winch, and collapsible recovery hooks.
Higher up, we see a soft-top roof, while the thin A-pillars seem to suggest a foldable windshield. This particular Ford Bronco also comes with large, black fender flares that jut out from the body at a 90-degree angle. This latter feature suggests that this particular model is higher in the trim line, given previous variants have been spotted with a narrower stance and without the flares.
Final details include beadlock wheels wrapped in chunky rubber.
Critically, General Motors has no real answer to this machine, at least not yet. That said, the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup should have what it takes to rival the new Ford Bronco SUV, albeit from the all-electric utility segment and at a higher price point.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Ford Authority.