Just a few hours ago, we got our first undisguised look at the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, otherwise known as the “baby Bronco” or the Bronco crossover. But now, we have our fist look at the actual 2021 Ford Bronco.
What we’re seeing here is the four-door version of the big-boy Bronco – the body-on-frame model that we’ve been spying for the greater part of the past year. Unlike the baby Bronco, there is nothing “baby” about this beast, as it’s the real deal.
The model in question is painted in what appears to be the Iconic Silver color and has a soft-top roof, and it would appear that it’s the more capable trim level, as opposed to a more basic model variant.
The front end of the 2021 Ford Bronco is boxy and upright. A prominent BRONCO script in white on a shiny black grille. A pair of round headlights with a halo surround is joined by a horizontal accent light running toward the inside of the grille. The front bumper is short, enabling a very small front overhang that’s sure to deliver a capable approach angle. That bumper also appears to have foglights, collapsible recovery hooks, and a provision for a winch.
The front windshield appears to have a relatively thing A-pillar, potentially revealing that it has the ability to fold forward. The positioning of the relatively large front mirrors doubles down on that suspicion.
The side profile continues the boxy aesthetic, with upright panels throughout. Black fender flares cover the wheel wells. It is these flares that make us conclude that what we’re looking at here is a range-topping model in the trim level hierarchy, since there will be 2021 Bronco variants without these flares and with a much more narrow stance.
Small beadlock wheels with large, potentially 31 or 33-inches, are at the corners. The roof appears to be a removable soft-top. Much like the Bronco Sport crossover, this here big-boy Bronco has an upward kink at the C-pillar that runs all the way back to the D-pillar. Speaking of the pillars, all but the A-pillar are black, creating somewhat of a floating roof aesthetic.
Though we can’t see the rear end, we do partially see the swing gate, confirming what we’ve heard in the past about the 2021 Bronco’s rear end configuration. Meanwhile, the rear overhang is quite short as well, delivering what will certainly be an impressive departure angle.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported, the 2021 Ford Bronco will be revealed to the public in April. A private reveal for the media was scheduled for March, but it’s unclear whether that event will take place as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The offroader will be produced at the Ford Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan. The model will be comprised of the four-door model seen here, a two-door model, and a pickup truck. Each vehicle will have a few trim levels that will range in capability and price. The Bronco Sport will slot in below the “regular” Bronco family.
We’ll have more on this beast in the near future,