There are many rumors about the SUV’s future. Well, it is not in doubt, but the US company is considering next moves and upgrades. We already heard about Raptor and hybrid versions, smaller Bronco Sport is already there, as well as the DR package for the Baja racing. The 2023 Ford Bronco truck would be a final piece of the puzzle.
How realistic it is? No one can say so. We don’t know how the rumors started. But, the idea seems to be cool and truckers could accept a new model. On the other hand, Ford would have to invest a lot into the new project, while there is a lot of other vehicles in the queue, with a high-priority label on them. None of them is a pickup truck, since the company launched every model that was rumored to be out. Well, there is only the Ranchero as the final option.
How Realistic is to See the 2023 Ford Bronco Truck?
We wouldn’t put too many hopes on the 2023 Ford Bronco truck. The lineup of the Blue Oval company is stacked. The F-150 is the best-selling model in the market, and the truckmaker brought back mid-size Ranger a couple of years ago. What’s more, the most recent premiere gave us the compact pickup truck, Maverick. So, where would Bronco fit?
The only vacant spot is a sporty pickup with a unibody architecture. Maverick is the only model not using body-on-frame platform. The 2023 Ford Bronco truck could be a bigger model and a rival to the Honda Ridgeline. But, this one is the slowest-selling pickup in the US market. Soon, Hyundai Santa Cruz will become another unibody truck available.
To become a pickup, Bronco needs a few changes. Well, the drivetrain lineup will probably remain the same. We already saw a 2.3-liter turbo-four engine performing well in the Ranger. The same performance is guaranteed for the 2023 Ford Bronco Truck. If can be driven even better if the pickup takes the unibody concept. So, with 300 horsepower, it will be an SUV with the truck body. The off-road capabilities are exceptional. Converting body from one to another class is not going to harm the performance. Still, it can be better, depending on the package you pick. The Raptor is always a hot topic, as well as a hybrid. Well, everything is the same as for the SUV.
2023 Ford Bronco Truck Release Date
So, there are plenty of reasons why the 2023 Ford Bronco Truck will never show up. But, let’s give it a chance. If the company is working on it, fans will find out about the progress in next few months. So, by mid-2022, the first official info should be out. If it doesn’t happen, the Bronco truck is not happening, at least not in 2023. Still, this is a good idea and it will definitely draw a lot of attention. If GMC can do it with the electric Hummer, Ford can try the same trick with the legendary Bronco.