The upcoming Ford Bronco was shown off to Ford’s dealers earlier this month, and the company doesn’t seem to have confiscated phones on the way into the meeting. Thanks to that “oversight”, pictures of the new Bronco are circulating all over the internet– specifically, the ones shown, above.

Way back in 2015, we talked a lot about the upcoming Bronco in an article that– for a while– was stupidly popular. We predicted that the new Bronco would be heavily based on the Euro-market Ranger, and look a lot like the then-new Australian Ford Everest SUV.

2015 Ford Everest

We I got the part about its looks wrong, mostly. The rest of it, though? Gear Patrol and Top Speed are published stories about an anonymous Ford engineer who revealed that, under the skin, the new Bronco is all Ranger. Power in the top versions will come from “something like” the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. In the 2018 F-150, that EcoBoost makes 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque-– respectable numbers in a Wrangler-sized SUV. Sadly, that anonymous source also says the Bronco won’t be the hard-core, off-road ready Jeep Wrangler competitor that many are hoping. Rather, it’s been designed primarily as a comfortable on-road, family-friendly SUV, though sprinkled with off-road hardware.”

No word yet on whether or not a Ranger Raptor-based Bronco SUV will follow, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for that. What I am looking forward to, however, is an all-white Bronco with “OJ” plates– but I’m a sick dude. What about you guys? Do you have any fond Bronco memories you’re hoping to relive in the new one? Let us know all about them in the comments section at the bottom of the page!


Sources | Images: Gear Patrol, via Top Speed.