Along with a slew of teasers direct from Dearborn, Ford promised back in November of 2019 that we’d see the 2021 Bronco in the spring of 2020.
Then it told us we could see the full vehicle in March, which was a bit earlier in the spring than we’d anticipated. Now it’s officially summer and we still haven’t seen the off-roader. Given everything that’s transpired thus far in 2020, we’re not holding a grudge; about eight weeks of plant closures across the country pushed every automaker’s plans back a couple of months. It seemed like things had started to get back up and running in mid-May, only to shut back down again a week later.
The latest word from Ford is that we’ll see the Bronco unveil, likely via livestream, in July. No further information on the planned reveal is yet available.
We’re hoping to learn about all the tools Ford has brought to bear on off-road environments, from the Bronco’s possible cutting brake to the seven-speed manual. Soon, our speculative gear ratio number-crunching can come to an end and we can see, at least on paper, how the Bronco stacks up against the competition.
Be patient, Bronco fans—we’re in the home stretch!