2017 Ford Bronco Coming, Australian-Designed Chassis To Be Use?

Dec 23, 2016 08:07 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

After a 20-year hiatus, the 2017 Ford Bronco is coming and Ford has been working on it for some time. Like the F-150 model, the new Bronco will be built on the Atlas platform and will use chassis designed and developed in Australia. Will the wait be worth it? Read on to know the possible specs and design of the 2017 Ford Bronco.

Design and Styling

The exterior design of the 2017 Ford Bronco combines the design of new SUV models of Ford and will be very different from the 2004 concept. Most of the features of the 2017 Ford Bronco will be inherited from the latest F-150. It will have a massive chrome grille, which will give it a strong attitude, while the 2 pairs of LED headlamps and advanced fog lights will be added for better visibility in all conditions.

As for the interior of the 2017 Ford Bronco, it will come with the latest technology. The upholstery will be made with high-quality materials, while the cabin will be more spacious with capacity for up to five adult passengers, providing comfort both on and off the road.

The dashboard will have a modern design and be equipped with an SAT-NAV/Infotainment system with a huge touch screen. The 2017 Ford Bronco will provide a large amount of cargo space, enough for luggage and other additional equipment.

Engine Specifications

The 2017 Ford Bronco 2017 will aim to be the best, according to AutoSpies and therefore, under its hood it will offer three engines.

First is the 4.7-liter 6-cylinder engine, capable of generating 330 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. Second, there is the 8-cylinder and 5.0-liter that will be able to deliver 420 horsepower. Last is the massive 5.8-liter 8-cylinder supercharged engine, which is similar to the one found on the Shelby GT500 and is capable of pumping up to 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, a 6R 140, 6-speed automatic transmission will join with the lower engine quarters, while the 6-speed manual gearbox will be paired with the most powerful engines.

Price and Release Date

As for the price of the 2017 Ford Bronco, it is expected to have be similar to that of the Ford Raptor, as both models were inspired by the Atlas and both chassis are designed and developed in Australia, according to DailyTelegraph. When it comes to the release date, some rumors indicate that it should be available for sale by early 2017.

Invoking nostalgia has always proved a potent marketing strategy. In the world of cars, it has been put to good effect since Ford revived the Mustang, and other automakers like Chevrolet with the Camaro and Dodge with the Challenger. So expect the 2017 Ford Bronco to be a massive hit.

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