Ford postpones Bronco’s debut dateJune 20, 2020
Last week, the American company announced the date of the presentation of the Ford Bronco. It was supposed to go July 9th, however, this date coincided with the birthday of O. Jay Simpson.
The former NFL player is known for escaping police chases on Ford Bronco, who tried to detain him on suspicion of killing his wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her lover, a young waiter Ronald Goldman. About 95 million people watched the chase in real time.
Initially, Ford reported that the coincidence of the date of the premiere of Bronco with the birthday of O. Jay Simpson is a mere coincidence. Nevertheless, local media seemed to pick up the news, and the American automaker had to postpone the debut date.
As reported on Friday, June 19, the agency The Detroit News, head of the press service of Ford Mark Traby wrote on Twitter that the Ford Bronco family will debut on July 13 this year.
It is worth noting that the appearance of the novelty is not a secret, since previously pictures of the model had absolutely no camouflage. So, the Bronco SUV will get a retro design with round headlights. It partly resembles a Jeep Wrangler, will receive a removable roof, as well as locking differentials.
The Bronco engine lineup will include a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine with 270 hp. and 420 Nm of torque. The appearance of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with a performance of 325 hp is also possible. and 542 Nm. Both engines will function together with a 10-speed automatic transmission or a 7-speed manual transmission.
Trabi, in particular, allowed a simultaneous demonstration of the standard model and its sports version – Bronco Sport. It is built on the basis of the Escape crossover, but will have a more robust design.
The sports utility vehicle should receive a 180-liter 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. and 240 Nm of torque. Also in the engine range may appear a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost with a return of 250 hp. and 372 Nm.
In addition, recently, Ford showed off-line technology Active Drive Assist, which should receive new items by 2021.
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