New 2020 Ford Bronco to use Ranger bits and bobs

Also, Ford dealers got to see a Bronco prototype last month

The all-new Ford Bronco is nearing its launch date and Ford showed a prototype to its dealers back in February, with new information popping up.

According to Ford Authority citing Automotive News, Ford’s new Bronco will share components with the Ranger pickup. Another thing the two cars will share is the assembly line at Ford’s Michigan plant, the Automotive News report says.

However, Ford officials are very tight-lipped on the Bronco topic, a state which is likely to remain that way until the official reveal.

Past reports, however, talked about a seven-speed manual gearbox that would fit inside the Bronco. The transmission would then be twinned to Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which could output around 500 Nm of torque - that’s roughly 405 lb-ft.

Other voices mentioned that the Bronco will pack 325 hp and display a sticker of $30,000, but that’s just pure speculation at this point.

We’ll get back on the topic.

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