The new 2016 Ford Bronco SVT is said to be released in 2015 after 20 year break. Just like the new F-150 pickup truck, it is based on the Ford Atlas Concept. It appears that the next-generation model is in the works and will be released for 2016 model year. It will be quite different from the concept shown back in 2004, as it follows the design language of the newer Ford SUV and pickup truck models. Here are the latest rumors regarding the new Ford Bronco.
Atlas-based Exterior Design
Like we mentioned above, the upcoming 2016 Ford Bronco SVT SUV model will be based on the Atlas Concept. As you can see in the photos, it looks a lot like the concept model, but with extended cabin instead of the bed found on pickup trucks. On the front it has a large front grille, that gives it a wide stance. It comes with two pairs of the advanced LED headlights and fog lights below them for better visibility during nights and when visibility is reduced. Viewed from the side, it is quite long (we don’t know the exact dimensions), and it rides on the big 6 lug aluminum wheels. The Bronco has a big tailgate on the rear end, chrome bumper with two flat exhaust tips, and a pair of dual taillights.
Interior Styling, Equipment
Inside, the 2016 Ford Bronco SVT will feature some new technologies. These are modern times, so this model deserves to be refreshed with a touchscreen and infotainment system, as well as luxury materials for the seating. The cabin is spacious and five adult passengers will be able to enjoy a comfortable ride on any type of terrain. Of course, there is also a lot of room for all your luggage and additional equipment. We will know more details on the interior and standard and optional equipment in the upcoming months.
Engine Options, Specs, Transmission
What follows are just rumors, because there are no exact details on the engine that will power the Ford Bronco 2016. According to some reports, there will be three engine options. First, it is possible that the upcoming vehicle is going to be powered by a 5.0-liter eight-cylinder Coyote gasoline engine that will be able to generate 420 horsepower. Torque number is not known. This will be a standard powertrain.
Next, the optional will be a 4.9-liter six-cylinder Powerstroke diesel powertrain that could produce 330 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. This one will be characterized by excellent performance and fuel economy. The rumor is that the 2016 Ford Bronco SVT will also come with a choice of a supercharged 5.8-liter 8-cylinder engine, the same powertrain found in the Shelby Mustang GT500. This one will be able to develop 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque.
As for the transmission, it is possible that these powertrains are gonna be mated to either a 6-speed 6R140 auto transmission or a 6-speed ZF-6 manual gearbox. The power will be transferred to all four wheels. There is no word on EPA mpg rating numbers.
2016 Ford Bronco SVT Release Date
As for the 2016 Ford Bronco release date, rumor suggest that the new model will be released by the end of 2015, for the upcoming model year. It’s too early to know the exact price of the upcoming SUV. I assume that the price could be at par with the price of the F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck, because both models are based on the Atlas Concept unveiled last year.
I hope Ford will listen the wishes of fans and customers, and that will make us happy by releasing the new model. The reason it has not been released yet is that the project was canceled and Ford has focused on producing the Expedition SUV and F-Series pickup trucks. However, don’t be sad. Brazilian division of the company is producing the 2015 Ford Troller T4, which is a successor to this model.
Picture Gallery, Video
Below, you can see how will the new 2016 Ford Bronco SVT look both outside and inside. Let us know what do you think in the comment section below.