Watch the Ford Bronco 2021 reveal live, here, now

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It finally happens. The rumors of waiting and teasing end today. The Ford Bronco is back.On Monday, the 2021 Ford Bronco will debut online at 8 p.m. via YouTube.

What are we waiting to see? The new Bronco will not be just one Bronco, it will rather be a family of Broncos composed of a 2 door, 4 door and a baby Bronco Sport.

2021 Ford Bronco spy shots

2021 Ford Bronco spy shots
2021 Ford Bronco spy shots

2021 Ford Bronco spy shots

The 2- and 4-door Broncos are slated to roll on a modified or new version of the T6 global platform, which underpins the Ranger pickup. This means that the Broncos (and not the Bronco Sport) will be bodied SUVs, just like the Jeep Wrangler, with solid foundations. Spy photos revealed that there would be a solid rear axle and independent front suspension. The rumor has it that the Wrangler’s axle supplier, Dana, has been tapped for the solid rear axle.

Bronco prototypes were spotted with 17-inch six-lug wheels sporting street-oriented Birdgestone Dueler AT all-terrain tires, although other models were spotted with more knotty all-terrain tires to climb the trails and tackle the mud.

Ford has confirmed that there will be a hybrid Bronco. A turbo-4 and a turbo-6 are probably the main powertrains, although one can always dream of a V-8 being pushed under the hood, don’t count on it. Ford also has a turbodiesel-6 in its stable via the F-150. All-wheel drive is a given and the gearshift functions will probably be handled by a new 7-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Thanks to spy photos and teasers, the design of the Bronco will not be a surprise. It will look like a Bronco with a square position, brick dimensions and retro elements such as round headlights, vertical tail lights and a straight windshield. The grid will have the word Bronco spelled out.

Inside, expect a simple interior with probably an 8.0 or 10.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system seen in spy photos featuring Ford’s latest Sync 4 connectivity. The A-pillar vertical windshield and side windows should provide superb sight lines for off-road adventures.

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Ford has unveiled real off-road capability with the new Bronco, including a cornering assist feature, like what is found in the Toyota Land Cruiser, which should use the inner brake of the rear wheel to drag the tire to a tighter turning circle around the all-terrain obstacles. Expect Ford’s trail control system, which acts as an off-road cruise control, to be on board as well.

The patents have shown that Ford designed the doors and roof to be removable for a Bronco outdoor experience.

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Ford Bronco patents for roof and grille

Ford Bronco patents for roof and grille

Ford Bronco patents for roof and grille

Ford Bronco patents for roof and grille

Ford Bronco removable door patent

Ford Bronco removable door patent

Bronco production will take place at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, which is the same plant that produced the previous Broncos. The plant currently produces Rangers for the U.S. market, but Ford is spending $ 850 million to modernize the plant to manage production of the Bronco.

Ford Bronco Sport 2021 spy photos - Photo credit: S. Baldauf / SB-MedianFord Bronco Sport 2021 spy photos – Photo credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Median

The Bronco Sport models will be based on the Escape, but it should be more efficient off-road.

Spy photos have shown that it has a square design, like the larger Broncos, with vertical sides, glass, and blunt front and rear ends.

Ford Bronco Sport 2021 spy photos - Photo credit: S. Baldauf / SB-MedianFord Bronco Sport 2021 spy photos – Photo credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Median

Inside the Bronco Sport should present a space similar to the Escape, but expect a more adventure-ready design with features geared towards outdoor activities.

Ford hasn’t confirmed a Bronco Sport hybrid, as it did with the larger Bronco, but the powertrains in the Bronco Sport lineup could easily mirror those of the Escape with a turbo-3, turbo-4, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.

Bronco Sports will be built at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.

All speculation and questioning ends at 8 p.m., so come back here later and watch the embedded video above.

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