After disposing of most of its standard cars, Ford is all-in on crossovers and is dealing with a lineup that’s bigger than previously. This is their rugged new compact, which is dubbed the Baby Bronco but has other names as well.
Ford Scout, Ford Adventurer, and Bronco Scout are all names we’ve heard for this car. And although it was at first thought to be a copy of a South American model like the EcoSport, it’s not pretty clear that this is an all-new vehicle.
According to the information we have right now, the Baby Bronco is straight based on the 2020 Ford Escape, which has ended up being too car-like to fill the gap left by the Focus. It’s targetted at other compact crossovers with off-road abilities, so it’s probably not a coincidence that it appears like the Jeep Compass.
2021 Ford Baby Bronco Spy Shots
The prototype spotted testing in America appears to have comparable wheels and wheelbase to the 2020 Escape, however, with much more fender clearance. Though heavily obscured by camouflage, the entire shape of this SUV appears to have a sort of “classic vibe” to it, like it’s been developed in the ’80s with boxy lines. It contrasts with the narrow LEDs and futuristic front ends of Korean or Japanese competitors.
It looks a lot like the upcoming Land Rover Defender, though it will not make it to Europe. The C2 platform has donated its completely independent suspension, and while we do not have any engine specifications, it’s extremely not likely Ford will create anything simply for the Baby Bronco.
2021 Ford Baby Bronco Engine
The base models must have something like the 1.5-liter EcoBoost with about 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. That a person will be priced to compete with the Jeep Abandoner 2.5-liter, so about $23,000, a higher trim of about $30,000, you must get a 2-liter turbo making in the area of 250-hp, and a 200 horsepower hybrid must eventually be offered too.