The Ford Bronco has been one of the topmost talked-about vehicles of 2020. The Ford Bronco was originally an integral part of Ford’s vehicle lineup, beginning in the 1960s. However, this popular SUV model was unexpectedly discontinued in 1996 as a result of declining sales. We now hear rumors swirling about a Bronco Warthog in the works.
In 2020, Ford surprised and delighted drivers around the world with their debut of an all-new, revamped Bronco model for the 2021 model year. The all-new Ford Bronco is expected to hit the mainstream auto market in time for 2021, which means it will likely become widely available at official Ford car dealerships by the end of 2020.
Although Ford virtually debuted the Bronco in July of 2020, they have not yet released all of the details of the new Bronco. In fact, the all-new Bronco has been somewhat shrouded in secrecy since it was announced—which of course makes this enigmatic SUV even more exciting for Ford fans across the globe.
The lack of details released about the 2021 Ford Bronco has led many Bronco fans to resort to the rumor mill. New rumors come out about the Ford Bronco all the time, and it turns out that many of them are based in truth—at least to some extent.
Keep reading to learn more about some of the most notable rumors swirling about the 2021 Ford Bronco and whether or not they hold any validity.
Warthog is Coming
One of the newest rumors that is swirling about the all-new Ford Bronco is that the most off-road-ready Bronco model will be released alongside the standard 2-door and 4-door 2021 Bronco models under the name ‘Warthog’.
This rumor stems from an application Ford filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to patent the name ‘Warthog’ for their vehicles. Although there is no clear evidence that Ford is attempting to patent ‘Warthog’ in order to apply the name to their Bronco, many Ford drivers and fans have suggested that the all-new 2021 Bronco would be a likely choice.
However, for now all that is really known is that Ford filed the patent application for “land motor vehicles” including passenger automobiles, pick-up trucks, and sport utility
vehicles. That being said, there is some evidence that points toward Ford choosing to apply the ‘Warthog’ name to the off-road-friendliest 2021 Bronco.
Ford Dropped Hints on Social Media
Although nothing has been verified by Ford, many Twitter users noticed that the official Ford Motor Co. Twitter account published a message that seems quite possibly too coincidental.
Soon after applying to trademark the “Warthog” name, Ford posted a photo to Twitter of a camouflaged Bronco model flying with all four wheels lifted off the ground and a cloud of dust in its wake. This image that clearly depicts the Ford Bronco flying through the air might just be a nod to the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, which is also known as the “Warthog”.
What Will Define the Warthog?
If Ford actually does decide to apply the “Warthog” name to the all-new 2021 Bronco and release an ultra-off-road-friendly Bronco model, what features will characterize the Bronco Warthog?
Although any projection of the Bronco Warthog’s possible features is simply speculation at this point in time, these predictions do align with design decisions Ford has made for comparable vehicle models they’ve produced in the past.
Extra-wide fenders, more ground clearance, and a more powerful engine are all features you can likely expect to see make an appearance in the potential Bronco Warthog. The Warthog is also expected to come equipped with a more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5-L V6 engine that delivers 350 horsepower or more.
Only time will tell if the Bronco Warthog will ever truly come to be. Until then, Ford fans can continue to eagerly await the upcoming release of the 2021 Ford Bronco model that has already debuted.