In today’s world it isn’t just leaks and spy shots giving us glimpses of the future, it’s automakers’ own software. In this case, it appears a recent update to Ford’s SYNC infotainment system has shed some light on the digital details of the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco.
According to Bronco6G, someone went through the SYNC software, recently loaded onto an F-150, and found some of the service menus powering SYNC. Within the service menus this person was able to find all the logo animations that SYNC uses upon vehicle start-up. While logos such as Lincoln and Mustang were expected, an animation with the iconic Bronco logo was not expected.
The animation shows a lot of rugged terrain and ends with Ford’s revived Bronco logo appearing on the screen. While there is a remote possibility Ford will change this animation before the Bronco’s launch, it seems highly likely this is the production-spec animation. The Bronco logo matches other collateral Ford has released publicly, including the Bronco logo.
Another possible indicator of its legitimacy is the fact that the original YouTube video showing the full animation has been taken down by the originator. Thankfully plenty of folks grabbed screenshots of it before the take-down.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is slated to arrive sometime in 2020.