The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport has been spied by an eagle-eyed member of the Bronco Sport forums parked next to the latest explorer.
The compact-sized Bronco Sport is heavily camouflaged but that doesn’t matter as undisguised photos surfaced earlier this month. However, the pictures give us a better look at the crossover’s dimensions.
As we reported last week, the Bronco Sport is based on the Escape and it has a wheelbase that spans 105.1 inches (2,670 mm). That’s 1.6 inches (41 mm) shorter than the Escape and 14 inches (356 mm) shorter than the Explorer.
While Bronco Sport is smaller than the Escape, engine options carryover and include a 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder that produces 180 hp (134 kW / 182 PS) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. There will also be a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder developing 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque.
The three- and four-cylinder power units will be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which is paired exclusively to an all-wheel drive system. While all-wheel drive will be standard, the Bronco Sport isn’t a hardcore off-roader as that task will be left to the body-on-frame Bronco.
According to ordering information that was leaked last week, the Bronco Sport will have 17-inch alloy wheels and 10 different exterior colors ranging from Area 51 to Shadow Black. Customers will also have the option of a black or gray roof.
At least five different trims are expected including a First Edition. Full details haven’t been released, but the Badlands variant is slated to have body-color bumpers and body-color exterior door handles. Customers can also expect a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power heated front seats and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Other highlights should include a wireless smartphone charger and a six-speaker audio system.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will be unveiled later this year and we can expect it to cost around $25,000.
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