The only time Ford showed us a 2020 Bronco, it was covered by a sheet spattered in mud. Based on the covered truck's profile, previous concepts, and current Ford truck designs, put together this speculative rendering of what we think the new Bronco will look like. Here's how he did it, and why we think this is a good guess at what the 2020 Ford Bronco will look like.
"When the teaser image [of the truck under a cover] came out, I though it looked like a Gen-1 Bronco or maybe the 2004 concept," Clark said. "I was dying to see it uncovered. A few weeks went by and I hadn’t seen anyone take on an overlay project to see what it resembles." So he set to work. (Continued on next slide)
"I was wondering what you could come up with by reverse-engineering it, building it out from the teaser lines. Kinda like how CSI reconstructs faces from human skulls, or how they rebuild dinosaurs from their skeletons," Clark said. (Continued on next slide)
"So, starting with Ford’s teaser image, I started working on it in Photoshop," said Clark. "I masked off the obvious roofline, windshield, and hood area first. Cut out the wheel wells next. That was all pretty obvious." (Continued on next slide)
"I then found a profile shot of the 2004 Ford Bronco concept and overlaid that. The roofline, windshield, and hood were very similar," said Clark. (Continued on next slide)
Clark's next stage was to build a mock-up using the '04 concept truck profile, aligning it with the shape of the teaser image of the truck under the sheet. As you can see, they were very similar. (Continued on next slide)
But the '04 Bronco concept wasn't an exact fit. "I had to lengthen the wheelbase, angle the rear hatch area and lengthen the doors a bit," Clark said. He also created new bumpers and repositioned the wheelwells. (Continued on next slide)
"Since the '04 concept was so close to the teaser, I used much of that detail," Clark said. "The general shape, the hinges and the J-shaped lines on the sides, running up the doors." (Continued on next slide)
Clark smoothed out the roofline compared to the blunt, ribbed profile of the '04 concept. (Continued on next slide)
Clark used the wheels from the 2019 Ford Ranger, along with modified Ranger fender flares. (Continued on next slide)
He added the Bronco fender badge that he originally designed for a different concept rendering he did for Road & Track back in 2016, along with the FX4 rear insignia. (Continued on next slide)
New side-view mirrors, finished daylight openings, and the gas cap and door handle from the current Ford F150 finish the design. (Continued on next slide)
Naturally, these unofficial renderings simply represent our best guess at what the 2020 Ford Bronco might look like. Aside from the teaser image of the truck under the sheet, Ford has hardly spilled any details on the new SUV. (Continued on next slide)
We sure hope it looks a lot like this. , and read up on everything we think we know about the 2020 Ford Bronco right here.