No, the SUV you are looking at is not a half-hidden Ford Everest, but the 2020 Ford Bronco mule. How do we know that? Well, we don’t, but other reports suggest this is the future Blue Oval off-road SUV and we believe it is, because of the ride height of the testing vehicle.
The testing mule of the upcoming rugged off-road SUV can’t really tell us much. The body-on-frame high-riding vehicle currently hides just the front end, which indicates that the car manufacturer might be trying some parts for the 2020 Bronco. If it is, beneath the camouflage are Bronco’s future grille, headlight, and bumper. As for rest of the body, it’s won’t be as smooth as Everest’s. Instead, Wrangler’s biggest rival in the future will sport boxier look.
Just like the 2019 Ford Ranger, the all-new Bronco will rely on Ford’s T6 platform. Aside it’s going to be shortened for Bronco’s needs the architecture will suffer some additional improvements for off-road tasks. Plus, we are pretty sure that Blue Oval prepares a special suspension system for the iconic nameplate.
There is nothing official regarding the engine options at the moment, so we must rely on speculations at the moment. Judging by the latest rumormills, the SUV will use four- and six-cylinder turbocharged engines, with the 2.7-liter Eco Boost as the topping engine, which is capable of delivering up to 325 horsepower. We are not so sure whether the manufacturer plans to add an oil-burner under the hood of the 2020 Bronco. However, since Jeep prepares a diesel-powered Wrangler, we hope Ford won’t miss the chance to add some diesel under the hood of the new Bronco.
The all-new off-road Ford SUV will reportedly make its official debut in early 2019 at the 2019 Detroit auto show.