• 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Spotted During Testing With Different Grille Designs

The automaker is trickling down the concept of different grille designs for each trim like in pickup trucks

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Ford recently announced that the Bronco’s launch is delayed due to the pandemic, but the SUV was spotted testing recently. BroncoSportForum saw a couple of test mules of the Bronco Sport in camouflage chilling at Wendy’s in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you look carefully, you’ll notice that both these Bronco Sports are wearing different grilles. From what it’s worth, Ford will be offering three grilles on the urban SUV. A simple, yet effective way to customize your Bronco as per your liking.

Good Move From Ford To Offer Different Grilles

The Bronco Sports were caught wrapped in camouflage. However, the difference in the grille designs was evident. We’ve seen the grille with horizontal bars in prototypes and leaked images before. The other one, however, has two vertical slats intersecting the horizontal bars. This seems a tad bit wider, too, but it could be because of the design.

Ford plans to offer three different grilles – Modern, Classic, and Custom – on the Bronco Sport.

It is highly unlikely that they’ll be sized differently, for obvious reasons. It is unclear if the grilles will be offered depending on the trim you choose, or if they can be customized at the dealership. You can also spot the wheels in the image and it looks like Ford will be using a two-tone silver and black design. I hope they offer gunmetal wheels as well. They would suit the Bronco’s demeanor very well.

This Is What The Orange Shade Looks Like

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Spotted During Testing With Different Grille Designs Exterior
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In the other image, you can see the Bronco Sports door’s open that shows the orange color that will be on offer. The outlet calls it the Cyber Orange Pearl. It looks stunning and will be a popular choice when the SUV goes on sale. Back in April, TFL posted a video that showed the same color peeping out of the roughly covered camouflage. With the floating roof, that’s basically black roof and pillars, the overall combination looks quite good.

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The same image also shows the rear of the other Bronco prototype and you can see the rearview camera placed in the tailgate handle. It looks good, but it could be a little inconvenient to operate the tailgate. A classic example of form over function. If you notice carefully, the roof here is actually brown and not black. It’s unclear if it’s the body shade or just a brown roof. Nevertheless, the shade looks nice under the sun.

Here’s What We Know About The 2021 Ford Bronco So Far

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  • The Bronco is expected to come with the 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-6 EcoBoost mill
  • It will get a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • A seven-speed manual transmission by Getrag is also in the reckoning
  • Ford Ranger’s 2.3-liter, EcoBoost mill (270 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque) could be an option
  • The Bronco Sport will be an urban compact SUV with a bias towards off-roading
  • The full-sized Bronco looks rugged and will come with removable doors and roof
  • It will feature G.O.A.T. modes
  • The Bronco is expected to come with an electronically adjustable suspension system
  • It could feature 24 different other suspension modes

Final Thoughts

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The 2021 Bronco is looking all the more exciting with every new scoop and leaked image. While we’ve already seen one grille clearly, we’ll have to wait to see the other two sans any camouflage to know how they look on the Bronco. Now that the launch is pushed indefinitely, we’ll have to rely on such leaks to know more about the product.

Do you think the three grilles on offer will be based on the trim, or can it be chosen based on the customer’s preference? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

2.3-liter EcoBoost specifications
Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost
Horsepower 270 HP
Torque 310 LB-FT
Fuel economy city/highway/combined 21/26/26 combined
Transmission 10-speed automatic

Source: Bronco Sport Forum

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