2021 Ford ‘Baby’ Bronco Won’t Look Like A ‘Baby’ Defender, But It’s Amusing All The Same

Ford is getting ready to tap into the small 4×4 segment with the so-called ‘baby Bronco’. Poised to take on the Jeep Renegade and its like, it will be positioned as a smaller alternative to the full-blown Bronco, retaining the boxy styling that continues to be hidden beneath camouflage in scooped prototypes.

Nonetheless, Kleber Silva gave it a shot at imagining how it could look like once the wraps come off. Or that’s the narrative but who are kidding; this is what it could look if Ford Still owned Land Rover and they developed it alongside the new Defender, being that it’s pretty clear that the photoshop artist Bronco-ed up pictures of the former.

The rendered vehicle sports large ‘Ford’ lettering in the front grille that is flanked by square-shaped headlights inspired by the F-150 truck. Prominent wheel arches contribute to its stance, as do the plastic add-ons on the lower parts of the body, tailgate design inspired by the Land Rover Discovery Sport, ‘Bronco’ lettering and rear skid plate.

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And while the true styling of the small SUV is a well-kept secret in Dearborn, we know that it’s based on the same platform as the latest Escape. This tells us that some engine options should carry over, with a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost rated at 180 horses, believed to be one of them. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost that produces 250 hp, will probably be on the list as well. Hybrid and/or electric options won’t be offered anytime soon, according to the rumor mill.

Aside from the SUV body style, the baby Bronco has been imagined as a pickup truck, too, with an open bed behind the rear seats and a few other design upgrades, inspired by the Ranger Raptor. As you can see, the body of this render is based on the F series truck and not the Defender. While this proposal sounds enticing, =we wouldn’t get our hopes too high, as a pickup variant seems like a long stretch.

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