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    Ford Bronco Hybrid Confirmed

    Source: AutoVerdict
    May 10, 2019
    by Nick Saporito


    Ford Motor Company has confirmed there will be a Ford Bronco Hybrid when the rugged SUV launches next year. The news came straight from Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who confirmed the powertrain option during the company's recent earnings call.*

    The news comes as little surprise. Ford has been announcing a slew of new hybrid models, so bringing the company's electrification tech to such an iconic nameplate makes a lot of sense. A Bronco Hybrid is likely part of an $11 billion commitment Ford has announced toward electrifying the company's lineup.*

    Details regarding the Bronco's powertrain remain a mystery. We do know the rear-wheel-drive SUV will come in two and four-door configurations with removable doors. The overall design is expected to be rugged like the Jeep Wrangler, down to a spare tire hanging on the rear.*

    If we were to guess on Bronco powertrains, we'd say the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is a likely candidate to have an electric motor attached with it somewhere on the Bronco's driveline. Borrowing the 2020 Explorer's 3.3-liter V-6 hybrid powertrain is also an option.*

    Of course, Hackett did not confirm the timeline for the Bronco Hybrid, but it is expected to rollout fairly soon after the Bronco itself launches next year.*

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    I disagree with the article, Hybrid drivetrain for an off roader is just plain weird.

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    This is a good thing. GM seems bent on abandoning certain tech and segments so more power to Ford.

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