You won’t mistake a new Bronco for anything. The Ford designers have taken on the challenge of producing a new concept car while at the same time retaining the familiar silhouette of its incredibly popular predecessor.
2017 Ford Bronco release date
Ford are yet to officially comment on this subject, but remembering the success of the legendary predecessor of this car, it can be assumed that Ford will not miss the opportunity to enrich its range with another bestseller.
Recently, there have been persistent rumors that the company management is going to bring the Bronco back in the near future. They are supported by some respected publications. Based on current forecasts, it can be expected that the test mule will appear not earlier than the beginning of 2017, and that the car will not appear on sale earlier than the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.
Release date: end of 2017
Look at the new 2018 Ford Bronco concept
2017 Bronco redesign
The exterior of the car is deliberately primitive and brutal. The Bronco has a square shape as if cut from a single piece of metal. From this totally square appearance the only things that stands out are the large round xenon headlights, squeezed onto the sides of the rough grille lattice in the middle of which is flaunted the inscription “Bronco”.
2017 Ford Bronco nitro
Bronco was the first car exhibiting a diesel engine with so-called “nitro boosts” – a supply system involving cylinders of nitrous oxide used in street racing competitions. N20 is supplied to the engine when the driver presses a special button on the steering wheel. In this case, the engine power increases by 50 HP. In a mode of “fast and furious” the car accelerates through a 400-meter section 3 seconds faster. However, you are unlikely to participate in street races using the Bronco – it is still a real SUV. According to the plan of the designers, the use of nitro should help to navigate impassable roads, whereby the car will require “bursts of power” to overcome obstacles.
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2017 Bronco engine lineup
The most interesting facet of the Bronco is under the hood. Unlike its predecessors, built with powerful multi-liter powertrains, the Bronco concept has only got under the hood a two-liter diesel Duratorq TDCi, manufactured by one of the European offices of the company. With a relatively small volume, this 16-valve engine is equipped with a Common Rail, develops 128 HP and torque of 330 Nm at 1800 rpm. But this is not the limit. The Bronco is equipped with a system designed to give an emergency power increase, required, for example, to climb a steep slope. By supplying fuel to the cylinders under high pressure, the torque can increase at times to 350 Nm. The engineers did not stop there.
2017 Ford Bronco interior
The interior of the new Bronco is made in the same minimalist style. On the instrument panel are located two circular “nests” for the speedometer and the dash for the odometer and navigation systems, including a stylized compass. Above the lockable glove box there is a convenient handle for the front passenger. The Bronco concept has only two seats. All the rest of the space can take the cargo.
The roof of the car consists of two parts. The rear can be removed separately, making the Bronco a beach jeep. The door of the luggage compartment pulls sideways, providing easy access inside.
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2017 Ford Bronco transmission
The Bronco is equipped with the latest 6-speed PowerShift transmission, among other things, significantly saving fuel. The engine and gearbox work together with the electronic all wheel drive intelligent 4WD System, which has been mounted on the production version of the Ford Escape SUV since 2005. The system is fully computer controlled, requiring no driver intervention. Under normal conditions the car is driven only by the front wheels, but as soon as the slightest hint of a skid occurs, the transmission, using data from a sensor placed under each wheel and under the gas pedal, determines the amount of torque you need to throw on the rear wheels.
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2017 Ford Bronco pics