The Ford Bronco is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated SUVs in years, and it appears the model will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.
While that’s been speculated since the beginning, an Off-Road.com editor found a listing for the SUV while looking up spark plugs at a Canadian Tire store. The listing identifies the Bronco as a 2021 model and says it will have a 2.3-liter engine.
That’s hardly surprising as the Bronco is expected to have a lot in common with the Ranger. The truck, of course, is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. While the listing should be taken with a grain of salt, it wouldn’t be surprising if the two models shared powertrain options.
Ford has been relatively tight-lipped about the Bronco, but it will be launched next year and offered with a hybrid powertrain. Little is known about the latter, but previous reports have suggested the model will have a retro-inspired design with round headlights and a rectangular grille with “Bronco” badging.
Since the model is designed to compete with the Jeep Wrangler, it’s slated to have removable doors and a roof. However, Ford might have outsmarted the competition by installing the side mirrors on the A-pillar where they can still be used once the doors are taken off.
Speaking of the doors, a patent suggested the model could come with tubular doors which are mounted inside the traditional steel doors. This would eliminate the need to purchase aftermarket tubular doors and save space in your garage as owners wouldn’t have a set of tubular doors lying around unused during colder months.