This is not a drill
Mere hours after the first images of the compact 2021 Ford Bronco Sport were leaked on enthusiast forums online, a photo of what looks to be that rig’s full-sized 2021 Ford Bronco sibling has also hit the internet. The latest image purporting to show the new Bronco in four-door soft-top form landed on fullsizebronco.com, and while it looks to be the real deal, a few rough edges left many on our staff fighting over whether or not the photo is real.
Fortunately, a couple of new Bronco images have leaked on Bronco6G.com courtesy of “The Raptor Connection”, and these photos leave nothing in doubt as far as authenticity is concerned. The pictures show a four-door Bronco undergoing some sort of testing and show even more details about the SUV’s removable roof. Notably, this model wears a hardtop that sports a set of roof rails for carrying surfboards, cargo, bikes, or whatever a Bronco-owners heart desires.
The overall packaging of the car matches renderings and spy photos of Bronco prototypes we’ve reported on before. This is obviously the four-door version of the Bronco—a two-door version will be offered and can be spotted testing in the background of these pictures. In fact, we’ve learned so much about the Bronco, it feels as if the only new thing left for us to glean is what the SUV will look like. The 4×4’s paint color options, transmission details, and numerous patents covering its removable doors, clever roof, and mirror designs have all made their way into public view in the past year or so.
While the black Bronco appears to be a more run-of-the-mill model, the silver Bronco, whose authenticity we question, may actually be the so-called Bronco Raptor. Look at the photos of that rig, and then look at the four-door Bronco seen here—the beadlock rims, gnarly tires, and general stance all match. We’ll find out for sure how accurate this image is when the Bronco debuts soon, though if the recent wellspring of Bronco leaks is any indication, we’ll likely see the real deal sooner than that.
Photo credit: The Raptor Connection and fullsizebronco.com