Ford Bronco may be powered by Ranger's 2.3-litre EcoBoost

There's been no shortage of digital and actual ink spilled about the upcoming Ford Bronco.
We've seen spy photos, guesses re: its removable roof system
, and rumours regarding available powertrains.
Now, we learn a little bit more about that latter part.
Speculation about the Bronco's available engine comes to us courtesy of
, where it has been reported that the trucklet has appeared as a 2021 model on the parts lookup tool at – are you ready for this? – Canadian Tire
That's right, folks; it appears that your local wrenching hut has more details on the new Bronco than anyone.
According to images taken with a smartphone and posted on the site, a tablet-style lookup tool tasked with selecting the correct spark plug for one's vehicle displays a 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as the only option for the 2021 Ford Bronco.
This isn't the first time that this engine has been speculated to end up between the fenders of the new Blue Oval off-roader, but it is neat to see a semi-formal confirmation of such.
It isn't a stretch of the imagination to envision that 2.3-litre engine, also found in the Ranger, as an option for Bronco. After all, common belief has the new off-road focused SUV being built in the same factory as the Ranger and sharing some key drivetrain components. That they may also share engines is not a surprise at all.
Thinking laterally, finding the F-150's 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 on the options list would be a very sweet treat, indeed.
Ford patent suggests new Bronco will get retractable cloth roof
Ford patent suggests new Bronco will get retractable cloth roof
Any news about Bronco is worth printing, given the hype and excitement surrounding the model. Other rumours include the appearance of two- and four-door models
, the ability to jettison its roof and doors
, and the chance of a hybrid model
Tom Petty had it right: waiting is
the hardest part. The new Ford Bronco should appear sometime within the next twelve months.

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