It has been two years since Ford teased its fans with the all-new Bronco model. After months and months, the wait is finally over. The 2023 Ford Bronco is official and it will arrive very soon. So far, we’ve seen leaked photos, plenty of rumors and not so many need details. There are still a couple of questions that need to be answered.
Surely, general design and performances are the most exciting topics among the fans. Bronco will try to rival Jeep Wrangler in every possible category. For that reason, we expect numerous different versions, trim levels, and a hybrid powertrain.
What Engine Will Power New 2023 Bronco?
Nothing is official yet in this category. The upcoming 2023 Ford Bronco will most likely arrive with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. The same engine can be found under the bonnet of the Ford Ranger and Mustang models. It is a logical choice for a base engine option.
Another possibility is a 2.7-liter V6 from the F-150 pickup. Ford promised a hybrid powertrain as well. Knowing that a 3.0-liter V6 could be matted with an electric motor and the battery pack. The 2.7-liter V6 will generate around 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be optional if it arrives.
What About Transmission?
The biggest question about the possible transmission is will there be a manual gearbox? That seems like a realistic possibility. The 2023 Ford Bronco will rival Jeep Wrangler so manual transmission is a must. On the other hand, the manual gearbox could only appear in some special versions of Bronco SUV.
At this moment, a 10-speed automatic transmission is almost certain. Some reports are even suggesting a two-speed transfer case. Thanks to that, the driver will switch between the 4WD low and 4WD high range.
Will There Be a Two-Door Bronco?
Yes. Ford will focus on off-road variant as well. Just like Jeep Wrangler, the 2023 Ford Bronco will have a removable hardtop and removable doors. For that reason, the two-door variant is basically official. Wrangler is the SUV, perhaps one of the best. Ford will have a tough task to take the Wrangler’s crown. Both two-door and four-door versions will become available. Two-door Bronco will be more expensive.
It is an interesting topic, but the main reason is insurance. Models with two doors are classified as sports models. The insurance companies are saying the sports models are more likely to be involved in an accident. So, if you want a real family Bronco, opt for the four-door variant. The two-door model is only for those who seek off-road adventures.
How Many Variants of Bronco Will Go on Sale?
As the things stand, the first year of production will deliver three different variants. Standard body-on-frame Bronco will arrive first. The 2023 Ford Bronco will ride on the same platform as Ranger truck. Baby Bronco is a unibody model with smaller dimensions.
This variant will be called “Adventurer” or “Scout”. We are waiting for the official details. The third version will be a pickup truck. Ford Bronco Pickup Truck will compete against Jeep Gladiator pickup.
When Will the 2023 Ford Bronco Come Out?
Exact release date is not available yet. However, Blue Oval automaker will release its old/new SUV in early 2023. The 2023 Ford Bronco will arrive in various variants in the near future. That includes Baby Bronco, hybrid version, two-door variant, and a pickup truck model.