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2021 Ford Bronco Grille Options Reportedly Number Three Designs

Supposed to be revealed by now, the 2021 Ford Bronco still hides under a veil of leaked documents, spy photographs, and more or less official information. This time around, the mid-size SUV with Ranger underpinnings is rumored to get no fewer than three options for the front grille.
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Ford Authority has learned by way of “sources familiar with the project” that each of these three designs “will deliver a unique persona to appeal to a wide customer base.” So far so good, but let’s dig deeper.

For the 2021 model year, the Modern grille is expected to be the base option. Pictured in the main photograph in black and with the B R O N C O script in bold letters, the Modern will be joined by the Classic design as a throwback to the original Bronco that ran from 1965 through 1977.

And lastly, the Custom grille “features a more shiny and upscale look when compared to the other two offerings” according to the unnamed sourced cited by Ford Authority. Looking at the bigger picture, the aesthetics matter just as much as the off-road capability of the Wrangler’s new rival.

Jeep doesn’t offer anything other than the seven-slot grille for the mid-size SUV from Toledo, not even in the case of the Gladiator pickup truck or unibody models such as the Cherokee and Compass. Oh, and to make matters worse for Jeep, the Bronco Sport is said to get three grilles as well.

Speaking of the compact sibling, the Bronco Sport will borrow the three-cylinder turbo (yes, three cylinders!) from the Escape but it will come exclusively with all-wheel-drive. Don't worry; a 2.0-liter EcoBoost will also be offered. The mid-size Bronco is supposed to feature two engine options, namely the 2.3-liter EcoBoost from the Ranger and the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 from the Edge ST, F-150, and various other Fords and Lincolns.

It seems the Blue Oval wants to take the veils off the Bronco – officially – no later than June 19th. The Bronco Sport was supposed to be revealed in early April, with production originally scheduled to start in July. Because of the crisis we’re all facing, production has been rescheduled to commence in September 2020.

 
 
 
 
 

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