Blue Oval is currently working on the new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport SUV that will be the main threat to many models in the same segment. The upcoming Sport version`s leaked photos emerge online and we can see that this model promises. First of all, the all-new Sport version model is based on the regular model and it will bring plenty of updates that should make this crossover look even more attractive.
Besides this model, the manufacturer also officially confirmed that it is working on the regular Bronco, Baby Bronco, and a pickup truck. However, because of the outbreak of COVID-19, everything is set on pause. So we cannot say for sure when this model will debut, but we expect it to be introduced sometime this year.
2021 Ford Bronco Sport Spy Shots Analysis
First thing first, the new 2021 Bronco Sport is the latest SUV that looks almost the same as the regular one. We have some exclusive spy photos and from them, the same traditional Bronco-like front fascia is present. Interestingly, the manufacturer also used the same headlights that we see on the recently spied Bronco. Definitively, the all-new model will receive the ST treatment, which means more sporty styling cues and some mechanical improvements under the hood.
Like the Bronco regular model, the Sport will ride on the same platform that underpins the recently redesigned Escape model. Primary thanks to this platform, the new model is more robust.
The interior of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is not yet revealed. This department, for now, remains to be the biggest mystery. A photographer that caught this model said that the whole interior had been covered up. Thanks to that, we can assume something big. We expect a more sporty, modern cabin than on the regular model.
However, both models will provide an upscale cabin with plenty of high-quality materials, that’s for sure. A list of standard equipment will be longer and there will be many optional to go for. For the latest information, the Blue Oval will offer dual-zone climate control, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, remote start, wireless charging, and passive entry system. Since every new Ford is fitted with the latest techs inside, the sport version will definitively host Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot.
Under the Hood
Some of the latest news reveals that the new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will feature two powertrains. The first candidate, according to multiple rumors, will be a 1.5-liter EcoBoost that also powers the Escape model. As we mentioned, both models will share the same platform.
The Escape with the same powertrain makes 180 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and 177 pound-feet (240 Newton-meters). So, we can expect similarly or even the same numbers on the Bronco Sport. The second engine can be also found under the famous Escape model. This engine is also EcoBoost inline-4, but it’s more powerful. It consists of a 2.0-liter that makes 250 hp (186 kW) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm). As you can see, this powertrain under Bronco delivers five less lb-ft. Most likely, both models will use the same eight-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford Bronco Sport Price and Expected Release Date
The price of the forthcoming 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is early to predict right now because this model is still in the production stage. However, from the many expert’s speculations, it will cost slightly more than the Escape model. That means this model will probably be priced around $27,000. Blue Oval’s Sport model will be available in trim levels Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands.
However, at this time, we cannot for sure say when this model will arrive. The situation with the Coronavirus is not calming down and debut may be moved for later this year.