The Ford Bronco is one of the brand’s most highly anticipated vehicles, but it won’t be introduced anytime soon.
According to Off-Road.com, they’ve uncovered a “product timeline” which reveals the automaker will introduce the 2020 Explorer and then a new version of the F-Series Super Duty. The Bronco will then arrive in 2020, possibly as a 2021 model.
Starting with the Explorer, the crossover is expected to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show next month. While nothing is official quite yet, prototypes have dropped a significant amount of camouflage in the past few months and this suggests a debut could be right around the corner.
Ford has been tight-lipped about the model, but the Michigan State Police revealed its law enforcement counterpart – the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility – will be available with three different engines. These include a 3.3-liter V6, a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 and a hybrid model which is expected to use the 3.3-liter V6 engine.
Following the unveiling of the Explorer, the new F-Series Super Duty will be reportedly debut in late 2019. Little is known about that particular truck, but Ford has already confirmed it will debut next year and be followed by a new F-150 in 2020.
Speaking of the latter, Ford has previously said more than 90 percent of the manufacturing equipment used to make the current F-150 can be reused for the next-generation model. This seems to suggest the truck will be extensively updated, rather than a full top-to-bottom redesign.
Regardless, Ford has already confirmed the next-generation F-150 will be offered with a hybrid powertrain. Besides enabling the truck to be more fuel efficient, the model’s battery pack will enable the F-150 to act as a mobile generator for powering tools and other equipment.
The Bronco will be unveiled sometime after the new F-Series Super Duty, but it remains unclear if this will happen before or after the debut of the next F-150.