Ford says it’ll update on the debut timeline in a couple of months, so don’t expect it to be launched anytime soon

The COVID-19 outbreak has put the whole world on pause and everything is getting delayed, suspended, or canceled, right from sports events to car debuts. One of the most anticipated debuts this year was the 2021 Bronco, but now, even this off-roader will be revealed later. According to Roadshow, it could be a couple of months before we have an updated debut timeframe for the Bronco. Should Ford have a digital reveal instead, like many automakers did when the Geneva Motor Show was canceled?

Another Launch Delayed Due To COVID-19

The 2020 Ford Bronco is the Latest Model to Be Delayed Thanks to COVID-19
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The new report suggests that the automaker has decided to push the Bronco’s debut by a couple of months due to the ongoing pandemic crisis.

No exact date is announced yet, and Ford told Roadshow that “it could even be a couple of months before we learn more.” Ford had earlier planned to host a media event to preview the Bronco around March 15, 2020, but issued a statement saying the event was canceled "due to ongoing coronavirus concerns."

What We Know About The 2021 Ford Bronco So Far

The 2021 Ford Bronco Could Have G.O.A.T Mode And A Trippy Suspension System
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  • The Bronco is expected to come with the 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-6 EcoBoost mill
  • It will be mated to 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 which makes 270 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque could be an option as well
  • 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 something known as G.O.A.T Mode
  • The Bronco is expected to come with an electronically adjustable suspension system
  • It could feature 24 other suspension modes to fiddle with
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

Final Thoughts

The 2020 Ford Bronco is the Latest Model to Be Delayed Thanks to COVID-19
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Last month, Ford notified all its employees to move the non-business roles to remote work. Ford had planned to resume the F-150’s production on April 14 but decided to put it on hold seeing the condition of the outbreak in the States. Ford will be building around 5,000 ventilators in the coming three months starting April 20. Given the way things are shaping up, the company will have to take care of a lot of things before it could think about debuting the 2021 Bronco. Would you prefer a digital launch instead? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Roadshow

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