A series of new patent applications submitted by Ford may provide us yet more insight into what heaven Oval has prepared for the revived Bronco 4×4.
2021 Ford Bronco News
The filings, first spotted by Motor1.com, information a handful of possibly essential exterior giveaways, consisting of a detachable roof rack, detachable roof panels, and a modular grille system. The last, which may look like a bit more than an afterthought, makes method for a potentially game-changing accessory upgrade– an incorporated front-bumper winch.
The roofing system rack drawings provide us one of the much better looks at what may be the Bronco’s exterior style, total with a Hummer-Esque hood line and husky rear fender covers. The roof panel patent, which bookends nicely with previous patent filings that explain a removable roof frame, provides us a little bit more of what might be the new Bronco’s profile.
So far, patent illustrations have been our finest source of speculation regarding what Ford’s new 4×4 will appear like. Photos of Bronco mules have exposed nothing, as Ford has been utilizing chopped-up truck bodies on shortened-wheelbase frames.
This roof system patent appears to more carefully look like the “My Sky” panel discovered on Jeep’s baby Renegade than part of the removable roofing system seen in patents previously related to Ford’s new 4×4, though it includes detachable windows as an included perk. Removing things appears to be a common theme in Ford’s current patent filings.
Our 3rd patent is where the fun takes place. Not even Jeep’s off-road-ready Wrangler Rubicon comes with a factory front-bumper winch choice, but if the features of this patent end up translating to production, the Bronco might get a modular grille system that enables a factory- or dealer-installed accessory winch.
2021 Ford Bronco Release Date
The all-new Ford Bronco will not get here quickly. The SUV will make its official launching early next year, yet it’s not going to appear before late 2020.