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Ford Bronco 2020 - All You Need To Know


Ford Bronco 2020 - All You Need To Know

by admin | November 07, 2020


Ford Bronco Lifestyle SUV

After it was stopped in 1996, Ford has been planning to re- introduce the Bronco. News is that the Bronco has a smaller sibling as well – the Bronco Sport which will be available with three different types of grilles- Modern, Classic, and Custom.

Ford says the new Bronco will be a body- on- frame 4x4 built to take on some of the toughest terrains. Features include a solid rear axle and an Air Roof while Ford’s Terrain Management System, Trail Control and a novel active suspension could be optional features.

Also on the cards could be a more hardcore version of the Bronco called the Wolftrak and a raptor version most probably having a V8 engine. Speaking of the looks, the Bronco sports a boxy and edgy design with round headlamps, thereby resembling with the original Bronco.

Many patent applications suggest what appears to be a very unique concept. Several parts of the Bronco’s body could be removable like doors and the roof to allow open- air motoring. Ford has also patented a safety system which uses telescopic beams to protect drivers in a crash when the doors are removed. The Bronco could come with 10 colours as per the leaked color palette.

With the ongoing trend of Ford’s EcoBoost Engines, the Bronco could get one as well. It could most likely receive a 2.3 litre EcoBoost unit that produces 270 Horsepower and 420 NM of torque mated to a 10 Speed Automatic. A hybrid and a V8 engine are also expected.

It is also highly likely that the Ford Bronco could receive the Twin Turbocharged 2.7 litre V6 engine from the F-150 that produces 325 HP and 542 NM of torque. The off roader would be produced at Ford’s plant in Wayne, Michigan. From the looks of it, Ford plans to offer the Bronco in America initially as there are no reports of plans to offer the Bronco in other markets globally. However, Ford has filed for a Trademark on Bronco in Europe. That should say a lot.

The Bronco could be priced around 35,000$ in USA. It was expected to be featured at the 2020 New York Auto Show that got cancelled. We expect the official unveiling to occur sometime in the last quarter of 2020.

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    Exterior: 

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    Interior:

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    The HTX Variant onwards receives an Electric sunroof, Auto headlamps, Auto wipers, Cruise control, Auto climate control and a digital instrument cluster. Leather upholstery is available only on the HTX+ & the GTX+. There's also a 10.4” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple Car-play & Navigation on the top-spec variants. This touchscreen is available with 7 Bose speakers including subwoofer and Sound mood lighting. Connected car features & telematics control unit is available through Kia’s UVO to connect app featuring Remote Engine Start/Stop. The HTK, HTK+, HTX variants receive an 8” touchscreen system.

    Practicality:

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    Safety:

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    Powertrains:

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    Price:

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    • Kia Sonet HTK : Rs.7.59L
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    • Kia Sonet HTX : Rs.9.99L
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    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.11.99L

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    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.12.89L

    1.5 CRDi 6 Speed MT:

    • Kia Sonet HTE : Rs.8.05L
    • Kia Sonet HTK : Rs.8.99L
    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.9.49L
    • Kia Sonet HTX : Rs.9.99L
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    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.11.99L

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    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.10.39L
    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.12.89L

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    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol 6-MT S - Rs 9.30 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol 6-MT SX - Rs 10.70 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol iVT SX - Rs 11.95 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol 6-MT SX(O) - Rs 12.59 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol iVT SX(O) - Rs 13.84 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.0L Turbo GDi Petrol 7-DCT SX(O) - Rs 13.99 lakh

     

    Verna Facelift 2020  Diesel

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    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-MT SX - Rs 12.05 lakh
    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-AT SX - Rs 13.20 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-MT SX(O) - Rs 13.94 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-AT SX(O) - Rs 15.09 lakh


     

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    Rear AC vents

    Rear Power windows

    Electric ORVMs

    Audio system

    Steering mounted audio controls

    Remote locking

    Wheel covers

    Fog lamps

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    Reverse sensors

    Front Power windows

    Manual AC

    MID instrument cluster

    Tilt/Telescopic steering

    Dual airbags

    ABS with EBD

    Pretensioner seatbelts

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