2022 Ford Bronco: Next-Gen Ford Bronco Looks More Aggressive
2022 Ford Bronco The 2021 Ford Bronco has been the talk of the city since its launch. This off-roader is, arguably, the most anticipated model of the year, and it would be fair to say that it didn’t disappoint.
But we fans are a bunch of greedy and still want the Raptor version of the Bronco. It’s like asking for the off-road version of an off-roader! The Bronco comes with most of the stuff you need, but the Raptor trim can push things beyond the boundaries.
Additionally, the Bronco had taken part in the Baja 1000 before it was reincarnated, making the Raptor version even more important, and further strengthening the new off-roader position in the segment.
There is no doubt that Ford will make a Bronco Raptor in the future. If you thought the Bronco Badlands was the best Ford could offer, brace yourself. In all likelihood, Ford will use the toughest cut and work your way up from there.
Jeep introduced the Mojave edition to the Gladiator, which is equipped with a lot of equipment to become the most powerful version of the truck. The automaker will introduce the same to the Wrangler as well.
And, given Ford’s attack on its rivals, there is no doubt that the Blue Oval will try to outperform the Wrangler Mojave with the Raptor Bronco.
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
The newest Ford Bronco is a rugged piece, with body-on-frame construction and a lot of the hardcore off-road hardware available in the entire lineup – but Ford won’t stop there.
It’s almost certain that the automaker will roll out a more muscular Bronco Raptor trim to take the top spot in the new Bronco family trim hierarchy. Look for the Bronco Raptor to be the smaller sibling of the full-size F-150 Raptor off-road pickup that will be replacing soon.
Seeing how the Bronco has a history of running (and winning) famous Baja off-road races, the Raptor’s high-speed desert racer care is arguably the more appropriate trim for the latest Ford SUV than a big pickup. So, what can we expect from the Ford Bronco? Raptor?
Unlike the usual upgraded Ford Bronco off-road trim levels, such as Black Diamond and Badlands, which are geared towards traditional rock crawling and blob crushing, the Raptor has a higher speed mission.
The closest Bronco Ford is showing you may be a Wildtrak model, but the Raptor will take that trim capability to the next level. Expect re-suspension components designed for a lot of wheel travel and high-speed impact absorption – in essence, the chassis will be set up for Baja racing – allowing the Bronco Raptor to traverse the open desert.
There will also be a more powerful engine option, possibly more, than the turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 that topped the run-of-the-mill Bronco engine lineup.
Aside from the super cool looking Ford Bronco Steel-style factory idea, Ford had every reason to pull the Bronco in this direction. Jeep is reportedly expanding its Mojave off-road treatment from the Gladiator pickup truck to the Wrangler SUV, thus dropping the desert-runner into a straight-to-house game with the Bronco.
Furthermore, Jeep teased the new V-8 powered 4×4 Wrangler on the day Ford debuted the Bronco 2021. As well as driving Ford hard enough, the move practically forced Ford to consider a higher-output, more performance-focused Bronco to match.
2022 Ford Bronco Rendering
We’ve looked at some of the Bronco Raptor renderings and they showed us what to expect from the Bronco Raptor production specs. It will come with a lift kit and will go up even higher than the standard Bronco.
Larger shoes, perhaps 35 inches as standard and 37- as optional, are nothing to think about. Then there are things like wider fender flares, wheel arches, and wider tracks too.
The Bronco Raptor will also feature a fully functional hood, larger skid plates, and underbody protection to protect mechanical components and the fuel tank.
The smaller steel bumper is also sure to be there for a better approach and angle of departure as well as mounts for additional headlights. The grille on the Bronco has now become synonymous with it, so we don’t think there will be much change.
However, it could have some elements of the Raptor grille; marker lights, and so on. And, of course, new exclusive colors!
2022 Ford Bronco Redesign
We’ve tried to render what the Ford Bronco Raptor looks like, using the current style of the F-150 Raptor, as well as approximate information, as a basis.
The bottom line is this: the Raptor-fied Bronco will have a more aggressive fender with a wider range for standard 35 or 37-inch off-road tires; raised suspension for more ground clearance; larger steel front bumper with – once again – more free space; heavy-duty skid plates protecting things like the powertrain, gas tank, and suspension components; and maybe a big electric dome on the hood.
We also beautified the Bronco Raptor in the illustration above with Rigid Industries LED auxiliary lights, mainly because we thought the lights looked cute.
Part of what makes guessing how the Bronco Raptor looks so difficult is how wild the Ford Bronco 2021 will look out of the box. Look at the regular Bronco in the Sasquatch package, or Wildtrak and Badlands trim – both of which come with Beadlock-style wheels, 35-inch tires, and an aggro suspension mod.
The wheels and trim tires also protrude from the fenders, giving it the look of an aftermarket SUV from the factory. The Raptor will build on this foundation, but how far can Ford go while complying with safety regulations and other fun-killers without simply selling the road-friendly version of the Bronco R – the tube-frame racing version of the Bronco?
That we imagined the muscular-looking Broncos in this early spy photo does the Raptor have to say a lot about how aggro the non-Raptor Broncos look like; From what we can tell, the vehicle we saw was probably just a prototype Bronco equipped with the Sasquatch.
Ah, suspension, where most of the Raptor’s magic was passed down. As on the larger F-150 Raptor, look for the Bronco Raptor to take advantage of a lift kit, heavier suspension components (front control arm, rear axle, and joints), wider front and rear tracks, and – most importantly – a set. surprise Fox.
We expect the Raptor to use a Fox-supplied internal bypass unit of 2.5 inches or greater, which will offer damping and cooling suitable for fast-cycle applications endemic to the Baja force field.
(Imagine wheels bouncing up and down constantly, as the Bronco hits slopes, rocks, and waves at highway speeds – such abuse can quickly fry up normal shocks and vibrations and hitless rigid suspension components like a cannon shot. .) capable wheels in all four directions – likely wrapped in all-terrain BFGoodrich tires (probably from the brand.
2022 Ford Bronco Hybrid
The Jeep Wrangler has its 4xe plug-in hybrid variant coming, but what about the Bronco? Current Ford CEO Jim Hackett did discuss the company’s electrification plans, including launching more than a dozen battery-electric vehicles and hybrid-electric variants of its most popular models.
The new Ford Bronco will achieve both goals in expanding the hybrid portfolio and offering buyers direct feedback to the Wrangler 4xe.
Now, we have new information that shows exactly how the Bronco Hybrid will take shape. Reports to date suggest the body-on-frame SUV will borrow hybrid powertrain components from the F-150 or Explorer Hybrid. According to our sources, the previous reports are broadly accurate.
We contacted Ford for comment, and a company spokesman replied that they do not comment on future products. That’s typical for this type of story, so we’ll have to wait and see if time and Ford’s development teams flesh out this information with actual vehicles.
The Ford Bronco Hybrid will use the company’s new modular hybrid transmission. It’s the same 10-speed unit mated to the electric motor Ford currently uses in the Explorer Hybrid as well as the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring and will be used in the F-150 Hybrid.
Note that this is a “modular” transmission, meaning the gasoline engine bolted to it can vary from vehicle to vehicle. Likewise with the Bronco Hybrid which is currently under development.
While the Explorer Hybrid uses a 3.3-liter V6 engine and the F-150 Hybrid uses a 3.5-liter powertrain, the Bronco Hybrid will reportedly take a different route. Our information suggests the SUV will use a 3.0-liter V6 engine.
The twin-turbo EcoBoost unit is currently seeing service on the Ford Explorer ST and Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring, with the latter seeing up to 494 horsepower. On its own, the engine produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque in both cars.
To be clear, our sources don’t mention specific outputs, or figures further beyond engine displacement. We are not suggesting that the Bronco will have an Aviator level of strength, based on the information we currently have.
Both the Explorer and the F-150 Hybrid models use a 35 kW (47 horsepower) electric motor sandwiched into a 10-speed automatic transmission, and it’s likely the Ford Bronco Hybrid will do the same.
The Explorer Hybrid manages 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque as configured, while we can expect decent power from a more powerful engine.
Mind you, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon currently in development is capable of producing 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. We don’t yet know how the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid will manage, but the V6’s 400 horsepower and 47-horsepower electric motors will put the Bronco Hybrid at the same average for best-in-class power.
2022 Ford Bronco Engine
The base Ford Bronco comes with a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is used in conjunction with the Ranger pickup. It pairs with a seven-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers can upgrade to the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6, which is only available with an automatic. Every Bronco features standard four-wheel drive, but we expected both the Bronco Raptor engine and four-wheel-drive system to surpass the settings found on the lower Broncos.
Starting under the hood, we anticipate the Bronco Raptor will use a strengthened version of the standard V-6 2.7-liter SUV or the larger 3.0-liter unit found elsewhere in the Ford stable.
Horsepower figures for even the regular Bronco are coming, but based on what the SUV’s engine produces in other applications, expect around 270 hp from the 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and around 325 hp from the 2.7-liter V-6 engine.
As such, any engine that ends up under the boxy hood of the Raptor will most likely put out at least 350 horses – and we think 400 hp isn’t impossible.
Want something to look forward to? There’s little chance Ford is installing the larger 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (which makes 375 hp and 450 hp in the F-150.) Or the 395-hp 5.0-liter V-8 that sucked naturally under the hood of the Bronco Raptor.
Wish every Raptor came with a Ford 10-speed automatic transmission – we doubt the seven-speed manual will work.
2022 Ford Bronco Price and Release Date
Ford remains tight-lipped about the timing of the Bronco Raptor – and, hasn’t officially acknowledged that such a vehicle is on its way. The problem is, the Ranger pickups owned by Bronco are offering Raptor models globally, and the F-150 Raptor brand continues to gain market power in the United States.
We expect the Raptor variant to follow the Bronco to market by model year, meaning Ford is likely to withdraw next year’s model and bring it to market as a 2022 model.
So far, for the price, we have not been able to inform it, because there is no official information from Ford. We will continue to update the latest information on this website.