Ford revealed Monday it would launch an all-electric F-150 later this month, with plans to revive the performance-oriented and fitting "Lightning" nameplate. While many fans were excited to hear this news, others were left wondering why the company's hottest new car, the Bronco, wouldn't be receiving the same EV treatment.
When asked on Twitter why Ford doesn't have an all-electric variant of the Bronco in the cards, Ford CEO Jim Farley simply replied, "Why do you think we don't?"
Though this isn't official confirmation of an electric Bronco's existence, it's a strong suggestion Ford is planning a Bronco EV of some kind. Considering how quickly the industry is shifting to electric power, this isn't too much of a surprise. Jeep debuted an all-electric Wrangler concept in March called the Magneto, and we're sure Ford wants to respond with an electric off-roader of its own, at least in concept form.
Before that happens, we expect the Blue Oval to come out with a hybridized Bronco of some kind to act as a stepping stone. Ford confirmed the existence of a Bronco hybrid when the truck first launched, but has yet to release any details. Motor1 suggests the car will pair a 3.0-liter Ecoboost engine to an electric motor for a combined 450 horsepower, though nothing's been verified.
There's also the rumored Bronco Warthog, a high-performance trim with widened fenders, upgraded suspension, and massive tires—a Raptorized Bronco, in a sense. While we've seen multiple spy videos, no official info has been released.
We can confidently say there are at least two more Bronco trims in the pipeline for Ford. We're curious to see which one will get to see the light of day first.
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