Things We Want from the 2020 Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco has graced American roads for over thirty years with a commanding presence. Loved by many, the Bronco has remained absent from the market for over 20 years but it still holds a unique place in automotive history.

Now the beast is about to come out of hibernation and enter the American markets. The all-new Ford Bronco is expected to become available for purchase in the middle of 2019. We know that it’ll come with a hybrid option and as a four-door and two-door truck. We aren’t sure whether it gets a removable top or sky roof, but there are a few things that the new 2020 Ford Bronco must possess to appeal to the consumers. Here are a few things we want from the new Bronco.

1.  Remarkable Off-Road Capabilities

If the new 2020 Ford Bronco is to compete with the Colorado ZR2s, 4Runners and Jeep Wranglers in the market, it must have remarkable off-road capabilities. That means locking the rear, center and front differentials is a must and there should be decent departure angles and ground clearance. In addition, the 2020 Ford Bronco should offer great durability for off-road driving. We should be able to beat on our Bronco for hours in the woods and then pick up our children from the school.

2.  Impressive Design

We would love Bronco to have its own unique identity – it needs that breakthrough look to impress Ford enthusiasts. Adopting the mainstream truck design won’t do the SUV any good, the Bronco needs to step up in style. It shouldn’t be the vehicle that looks similar to other jeeps in the market. Instead, it should stand out in terms of design and style. If it’s like a smaller version of the Ford Ranger or F-150, people won’t be impressed. It needs to be true and attractive to win the crowd.

3.  Engine Options

There are plenty of great engines that Ford could install in its new Bronco. For instance, the 2.3-liter four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged of the Ranger capable of having about 310 lb. ft. of torque and 280 hp is a good option. However, we don’t think that the Ford Bronco will stop there. It may even add the powerful 2.7 L V7 Ecoboost engine of F-150 to increase the performance of Bronco without burdening the consumers with a hefty fuel economy We think that there won’t be a manual transmission and we’ll get the six or ten-speed automatic transmission that works well with 3.0 L diesel and 5.0 L V8. Four engine options in the Ford Bronco will likely appeal to a range of users, needs, and tastes while the diesel will give this vehicle a competitive edge in the market of medium-sized trucks.

4.  Driving Experience

We have seen that vehicles with remarkable off-road capabilities aren’t too good on road. If the 2020 Ford Bronco is anything like that, we would be really disappointed. It’s important for the new Bronco to strike a balance between off-road capabilities and comfort. For that, some suspension and engine mastery is required. Ford Raptor is the perfect example of a vehicle that’s great for both off-road and on-road adventures.  

The early Broncos have delivered an emotional and raw feeling to drivers and we expect the same from the sixth-generation Ford Bronco. We hope they give it some sound, make the brakes stronger and give steering tons of feedback. The machinery shouldn’t be insulated from the driver behind the wheel – the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a prime example of the SUV that delivers a great driving experience. It felt great to drive Broncos of the past and we hope that the new Ford Bronco can deliver the same, if not better driving experience.

5.  Simplicity

You may be surprised to see this on the list, but we really do want simplicity from the 2020 Ford Bronco. Cars are complex machines with many things that can malfunction at any time, so Ford needs to simplify the new Bronco to enhance its value in the market. Tech-laden vehicles are expensive and many people find them maddening. Automakers have begun to rely on tech for performing even the simplest of tasks that can easily be done with a knob. Complex touchscreen buttons have led to customer clients in the past. For example, the early Sync systems of Ford were complicated to figure out and led to the dissatisfaction of many consumers.

However, we don’t want the Ford Bronco to have technology from the ‘90s. Instead, Ford should keep user-friendly tech that’s uncluttered and tidy in the new Bronco. The systems should be simple, intuitive and smart. Things that have proven to work -- seats with storage beneath them, configurable seats for cargo room, a spare tire that doesn’t get in the way, an easy-to-use dash and controls that even a child can sort out – should be featured in the new 2020 Ford Bronco.

Final Thoughts

The new 2020 Ford Bronco is expected to be available in the middle of 2019. Ford enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for this vehicle to hit the market and we expect the Bronco to be a huge hit in the U.S. We want remarkable off-road capabilities and impressive design from the new Bronco. Also, it should have a range of engine options that deliver plenty of power. We also want the Bronco to deliver an exceptional driving experience and its on-road performance should come to par with off-road capabilities. In addition to all that, the Bronco should be simplified in terms of technology to appeal to consumers who find tech-laden vehicles maddening. If Ford Bronco could deliver everything we want from it, it would certainly impress us.