It was almost exactly three-years-ago to the day when Ford officially announced that it would be bringing back the iconic Bronco in 2020 as a 2021 model year vehicle. Since the news first broke at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, a handful of images of parts have leaked, though now for the first team we’re catching a glimpse of what the final production model will probably look like thanks to some well-calculated concept renderings.
First appearing on popular Bronco forum, Bronco6G, the images show the upcoming model from a variety of angles and liveries, and both in fully-enclosed and roll-barred convertible versions. The designer behind the renderings based his concepts partially on Ford’s existing Bronco R Baja Racer Concept, as well as some of the leaked part images such as the headlight assembly. And though it undeniably boasts a modern, almost futuristic visual theme, the renderings nonetheless manage to retain much of the original model’s archetypal silhouette and DNA. Reportedly slated to share a chassis and powertrain platform with next year’s Ranger pickup — meaning it’ll be kicked along by a 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine — the final production version of this hotly-anticipated SUV is scheduled to be unveiled by Ford sometime in March of 2020.