The rumors about new Bronco just can’t stop. Whatsoever, the rumors for the 2021 model already started. We’ve read an interesting rumor about the 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor. It is a possibility, after all, Ford is offering more high-performance models each and every year. On top of that, that includes both Blue Oval’s SUVs and trucks. As for the Bronco, Ford has two plans. First one is regular Bronco SUV that will challenge new Jeep Wrangler.
Whatsoever, the same model will be based on the Ford Ranger pickup. The second part of the plan is to introduce smaller variant called “Baby Bronco”. Now, Raptor is another possibility. If it happens, we could expect a sportier off-road SUV with better performances. Moreover, mechanical changes will include a new suspension and much more.
F-150 Raptor to Impact Bronco Raptor?
Ford have a win-win situation here. The 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor will cure the headache of many fans, no doubt about it. The segment is crying for an off-road high-performance SUV. Blue Oval is now introducing additional ST variants to its crossovers and SUVs. On top of that, Ford’s heavy-duty lineup will get a Tremor variant. Still, it seems like the Raptor version is still the most popular. If that happens, Bronco Raptor will be very similar to the F-150 Raptor.
The best thing about this rumor is F-150 pickup and its wide engine lineup. Bronco Raptor will surely borrow a couple of powertrain options. That includes a 2.3-liter four-cylinder. Moreover, the market begs for a powerful V8 inside the Bronco. It is another possibility, but less likely at the moment. A high-output EcoBoost variant is the most likely outcome for 2020 Bronco Raptor.
Twin-Turbo V8 – How Much Power?
Plenty of rumors are talking about the 5.0-liter V8 engine inside the 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor. Some experts could agree with this option but there is the other side of the story. This engine will probably be too big for this off-road high-performance variant.
A 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo is the most likely outcome. This engine can be found under the hood of new Ford Edge ST and Ford F-150 pickup. Inside the Edge, the twin-turbo engine delivers 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
What About Design?
So far, the fans aren’t happy with new Bronco’s renderings and prototypes. For that reason, Ford could introduce visual changes instantly, in 2021. So far, we saw the shape under the sheet, which is enough for people to negatively comment on the boxy shape. The 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor will be similar. Of course, Raptor delivers a sportier design and stance.
Whatsoever, the recently confirmed Super Duty Tremor will serve as an inspiration for Bronco Raptor. Whatsoever, think of Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Blue Oval’s new off-road high-performance SUV will try to rival Wrangler in every possible way. For that reason, you can expect similar design, dimensions, styling cues, and features. One thing is certain, 2020 Bronco Raptor will arrive with a removable rooftop.
2020 Ford Bronco Raptor Price and Arrival Date
When it arrives, a new Bronco SUV will cost somewhere between $35,000 and $40,000. Knowing that the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor will start at around $45,000. It will bring numerous visual and mechanical updates, possibly a new powertrain. Blue Oval will release Bronco Raptor at the beginning of 2020.