A couple of forums just showed off leaked images of what look to be production versions of both the 2021 Ford Bronco and the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. While both could be very good Photoshop jobs, based on what we know to expect, these images seem real.
2021 Ford Bronco
If the images reveal the real 2021 Ford Bronco, we have to admit we’re impressed. Based on the leaked images, the new Bronco could be a real competitor for the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner. It looks to have much of the off-road capability of the Wrangler with the spaciousness of the 4Runner.
Just like the Wrangler, it looks like we will get two- and four-door versions. We’ll also get a removable top, offering up both hard-top and soft-top options. The hard-top looks to have a removable front panel, similar to the “freedom panels” on the Wrangler.
The rear-view mirrors are mounted to the base of the A-pillar, which indicates the doors are probably removable, as we’d hoped. A side-opening tailgate with a spare tire mount looks to be nearly identical to the Wrangler’s tailgate.
Just like the 4Runner and nearly all modern SUVs besides the Wrangler, the Bronco looks to have a solid rear axle and independent front suspension. The Broncos in these images are sitting on big AT tires with beadlock wheels. We’d guess that the tires measure about 33 inches, with hopes that 35s would fit without a lift, like on the Wrangler Rubicon.
The wheels look like beadlocks, but we’re not sure if they are functional beadlocks or not. Note that no current vehicle manufacturer offers beadlock wheels from the factory.
Big, aggressive fender flares not only look good but make us hope a bigger tire will fit in the wheel well. They also look to be a separate part of the body. This could make them easily swapped out for upgraded/aftermarket flares.