Ford Bronco 2025: A Plug-in Hybrid Version?

16 July 2023 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Currently, the Ford Bronco is one of the hottest vehicles on the market. The American manufacturer\'s SUV is the first serious competitor to the Jeep Wrangler in several decades. With its immense charisma and numerous versions, one could believe that the Bronco is complete, but is it really the case?


There\'s still one area where the Bronco hasn\'t hit the ground running, and that\'s electric power. On the other hand, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has seen phenomenal success since its launch. Therefore, it\'s no surprise that as time goes on, people wonder where the plug-in hybrid Bronco is.


Rumor or reality?


The first thing to know is that there is very little information circulating about this topic on the web. In fact, there was some mention of a possible hybrid Bronco coming to the market at the very beginning, but hardly anyone has spoken about it since. However, plug-in hybrid vehicles have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. When you add the success of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe to the mix, it was expected that the conversation would resurface one day.


It\'s all just rumors, but all indications point to the Ford Bronco undergoing a significant update for 2024. That alone was enough to reignite the discussion about a plug-in hybrid version.


For now, all we can do is speculate on the matter, but if we are to believe the rumors, the Bronco PHEV could use one of its current powertrains with some form of electrification added. The most logical option would be to offer this combination with the 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. On its own, this engine already delivers 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the Jeep Wrangler offers 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Once the electric motor is added, the power would increase to 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. So, we could expect similar performance figures when Ford is ready to strike back with a Bronco PHEV.


Other rumors also suggest that the Ford Bronco PHEV could inherit the 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost engine found in the Raptor version. This engine already produces 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. With the help of an electric motor, it would undoubtedly exceed 500 horsepower.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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