Just hours after a leaked photo of the 2020 Ford Bronco made its rounds online, customers found another model to feast on when a photo of the Escape-based SUV circulated in the Bronco6G.com forum. In the photo, the grille of the so-called Baby Bronco is shown.
Some may argue that the grille could very well belong to another model and not the highly anticipated Baby Bronco. But eagle-eyed experts are confident that it is indeed the smaller Bronco because of the headlight shapes. The headlight cutouts in the picture are oval, believed to be the same ones that will be used on the smaller SUV. Another notable indication is the name “BRONCO” placed front and center across the grille.
Despite these “signs,” however, everything is still up for contention especially since the leaked image shows a few other differences than earlier leaked images that were supposedly from a Ford dealer meeting.
In the earlier images, the Baby Bronco is seen with a circular headlight design identical to the ones being used in the current Ford Bronco. Although there is also a possibility that the cutouts in the new image will accommodate round headlights.
Nonetheless, Ford is expected to gradually release information on the upcoming Escape-based Baby Bronco as it draws closer to the official launch date. What has been confirmed so far is that the model will share a platform with the Ford Escape and will be offered with the same engine options.
The upcoming Baby Bronco is rumored to have the base 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost that makes 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque and the optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four good for 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.