One of the /r/cars regulars said the rumor is that the 4-door will have a 112-inch wheelbase. I just did some photoshop silliness with the 2-door shots and from my best guess, it looks like its wheelbase is approximately 90". That would be a 22-inch difference if the 4-door rumor is true.
For context, a JL Unlimited has a 118.4-inch wheelbase; a 2-door checks in at 96.8. That's about a 21-inch difference.
in-house aftermarket catalog they're developing to go along with the Bronco. In fact I said ZR2 but most likely they would be looking at all the Mopar parts available for the Wrangler that you can buy/finance and have installed at a Jeep dealer in terms of what to copy. One way or another, it's amazing how capable factory vehicles are getting compared to the old days when you had to go 3rd party aftermarket for everything.
And i went through this when i bought my truck years ago. Running boards? They had 7 options to pick from and they would install them! (wife required them as she is only 5' tall)
Trucks and offroaders are the new enthusiast vehicles. 20 years ago when the sport compact market was still hot you could barely find any of the hot cars without mods of some kind. Even my daily driver Civic back then I at least had different wheels on and my autocross one was fully modified. Nowadays all the fully modded vehicles are trucks and offroaders. I say offroaders because I don't really consider things like the Wrangler and Bronco to be SUVs, even if that's what their shape is. Further, it somewhat covers the rise of both dedicated and street legal side by sides, all of which have massive customization catalogs right from the dealers before even discussing the aftermarket for them. I honestly think offroading today is bigger than just about any other onroad enthusiast market has been in the past.
I think the influx of SXS's booming right now has a big part in it. Now that the big 3 japanese manufacturers are in the sxs game i think it's really a great time for the sxs world !
As a long time off road fan - i'm pretty excited to see where it goes. KOH had something like 60,000 people in attendance this year - i'm guessing over that, judging from the views of hammer town via drones,heli footage.
Ford sponsoring KOH this year was also huge.
I won't be a buyer of this bronco but it looks like it will sell well and hopefully compete with the colorado zr2 , rubicon jeeps, etc of the off road factory ride world.
Last edited by Kevin RS; 02-14-2020 at 02:13 PM.
Take Your First Look At The 2020 Ford Bronco's Taillights