The Ford Bronco undisputedly enjoyed the title of being the rough-and-tumble off-roader before the ‘90s, however, Ford ceased the production of the vehicle with no apparent reason whatsoever. Fortunately, rumors allege that the 2016 Ford Bronco is just around the corner despite its release date remaining under the sheets.
The vehicle was popularly known for its ability in tackling fording streams and trails as early as the 60’s. Furthermore, it ranked among the best SUV vehicles with the do-it-all attribute; meaning it was able to offer the full capabilities of a sports roadster, family sedan and civil defense/farm/snowplow vehicle.
The Bronco lifespan spanned from 1966-1977, and we can all reminisce that the original vehicle was basically a compact two-door crossover suited for off-roading duties, for instance the Jeep CJ, however it lacked the towing details. And by the turn of the decade it became greatly outclassed by the Chevrolet Blazer, which therefore meant that Bronco had to alter its body structure to a larger one, too, in order to remain relevant in the game. Needless to say, the original Bronco remains in a class of its own despite the long wait its enthusiast have had to endure.
Leading up to 1980, the vehicle continued with its growth spree and consequently adopted the “indestructible” series trending at the time known as the F-Series which provide the perfect base for bumping into the full-size zone. However, the vehicle remained rare in some respects and this provided it ample time to remain in the market virtually unrivalled for some time until ’96.
Exterior Changes & Interior Spy Pics – 2016 Ford Bronco
Of course, no one specifically can tell what the new Ford Bronco for 2016 will come equipped with since no official details have been released by Ford yet. However, our renderings for the fresh Bronco reveal stunning details which should be expected once the vehicle hits U.S dealerships.
The vehicle is expected to come in three variants: base XL, mid-trim XLT and top-of-the-line Eddie Bauer. It should be noted however that there might be additions or alterations of the trims for the 2016 Bronco as nobody is privy of Bronco-related Ford operations yet.
Some of the features which we should expect to come fitted on the base 2016 Ford Bronco XL include automatic climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio systems, leatherette upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic wipers, LED headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, LED taillights, keyless ignition, and chrome accents.
In addition to all the above features, the new 2016 Ford Bronco XLT should come bundled with 18” alloy wheels, 60-40-split second row seats, USB/iPod interface, fabric seating, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, 6.1” touchscreen display, CD player, exterior heated mirrors, voice controls, an adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, upgraded upholstery, satellite radio, foglights, and HD radio.
As for the top-of-the-line Eddie Bauer, expect roof rails, 19” wheels, a blind-spot monitoring system, smartphone app integration, flip-up rear hatch window, 110V power outlet, navigation system, rear cross traffic alert, premium audio system, LED ambient interior lighting, a four way power passenger seat, retractable second-row sunshades, driver memory settings, and heated and ventilated front seats.
Engine Specs – Ford Bronco For 2016
Beneath the hood of the updated 2016 Ford Bronco lies a mystery yet to be revealed just yet. The previous Bronco came equipped with a 4.9L inline-6 engine capable of yielding 145 hp and 265 pounds of torque. The standard transmission system provided was a five-speed manual transmission system. Also, a 4-speed auto was optionally provided for the fuel savvy buyers.
Another engine firing the top-of-the-line model was a 5L V8 capable of making 185 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque. The transmission systems available were an optional three-or four speed auto or a five speed manual transmission system. Fortunately, in 1994, Ford improved this engine version and was now able to crank out 200 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque.
Despite lacking the nitty-gritties of the forthcoming 2016 Ford Bronco, the vehicle still remains at the helm of the sturdiest full-size crossovers to be found around.
The vehicle was also known for its unique exterior color palette which featured multiple options of paint.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Ford Bronco
The 2016 Ford Bronco release date has for a long time remained thought-provoking for quite some time especially ever since its Concept was unleashed a while ago. As for its price, we should expect the base to feature anything above $30,000.