We have good news for Ford Bronco Sport fans. Hints suggest that the Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid is on its way, and could arrive sooner than expected. Let’s run through the evidence to see what to expect with the Bronco Sport Hybrid.
When will the Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid come out?
Initially, hints indicated that the Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid would be out in 2024. This comes from a report that the Ford Authority discovered in September 2021. While the report mentions a release date for 2024, it doesn’t specify how much power the Sport will have. Hybrids will have.
However, people are already taking spy photos of what appears to be the Bronco Sport Hybrid. If it has been tested, it could be ready for the 2023 model year.
Nothing has been officially confirmed, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a new powertrain option arrive in late 2022.
The Ford Bronco Sport does not have a charging port, which suggests a hybrid variant is in the works, not a plug-in hybrid or PHEV model. Plus, you can see the orange high-voltage wires in the undercarriages of commonly used hybrid vehicles.
In addition, the prototype is equipped with a set of EPA exhaust tips, which are often used for testing purposes. So, fuel economy for the hybrid model can be determined immediately.
How much power does the Bronco Sport Hybrid have?
The amount of power the Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid will have is currently unclear. We will update you as soon as the official specs are released. It could share powertrain options with the Ford Escape and Maverick Hybrid as they all share the same platform.
With the Ford Escape Hybrid, you get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that makes 200 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Maverick Hybrid uses the same engine and produces 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque.
It’s a solid amount of power, but we wish the Bronco Sport Hybrid had a little extra muscle. The standard engine of the Ford Bronco Sport is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit with 181 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque.
You can upgrade to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Hopefully, the hybrid engine will come sloe to match those numbers.
Also, the Bronco Sport gets an EPA estimate of 25 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway. The Maverick Hybrid gets an EPA estimate of 42 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.
How much does the Bronco Sport Hybrid cost?
At the moment, the price of the Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid remains a mystery, but we’ll update you with the official pricing once it’s released. The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport starts at around $28,265.
Hybrid models can drive up the price by a few thousand dollars, and may only be available with a higher trim level, such as the Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid. But the Ford Maverick Hybrid is actually a more affordable model.
However, the Maverick Hybrid cannot be equipped with all-wheel drive or towing packages. We don’t expect the Bronco Sport Hybrid to have these limits to keep the price low. We’ll keep you updated with the latest news, spy shots and teasers.
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