Details in regards to the upcoming Bronco Sport, the smaller model of Ford’s much-anticipated 2021 Bronco high-riding off-roader, proceed to leak, and now Ford Authority has the rundown on the liftgate.
Citing sources acquainted with the car, the positioning studies that the so-called “Baby Bronco” will characteristic an upward-opening liftgate, which differs from the common Bronco, whose door-style rear gate will open to the aspect, just like the Jeep Wrangler. But there’s extra: The Bronco Sport liftgate’s rear glass will flip open, that means you possibly can entry the cargo space to retrieve one thing with out having to open your complete hatch. This is not solely a shock, as its hinges have been clearly seen in spy pictures exhibiting the car’s rear, with the rear windshield wiper mounted on the identical glass panel.
FA additionally reported lately, once more citing unnamed sources, that the Bronco Sport will use the identical four-wheel unbiased suspension discovered on the Escape, with which it additionally shares a platform, additional emphasizing that this will be a extra rugged however nonetheless primarily road-going car.
We’re nonetheless ready for the official reveal of the Bronco Sport, which Ford could or could not piggyback with the deliberate reveal of the Bronco in July.
In the meantime, we’re hardly at midnight in regards to the boxy SUV. We’ve seen spy pictures of the Bronco Sport on the highway and of the inside that present its customized dashboard and its horizontal infotainment display. And together with its massive brother Bronco, the Bronco Sport will reportedly be provided with three grille designs — “Modern,” “Classic” and “Custom.” And after all we’ve seen rundowns of trim ranges and the 2 engine choices: a 1.5-liter three-cylinder and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, that are rated at 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque and 250 hp and 280 lb-ft, respectively, identical because the Escape.
FA says manufacturing of fashions supposed for crash and remaining testing has already begun at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. The Bronco Sport manufacturing launch has reportedly been delayed to September due to the coronavirus.