The newcomer, likely to adopt the Bronco Lightning name, is rumored to have the same lifespan as the ICE variant and will be produced until 2036. The current model will soldier on for a few more years and will potentially receive a facelift in the coming years to keep it fresh.
It’s very possible that the ICE-powered model will adopt a hybrid or plug-in hybrid setup in an attempt to curb emissions and improve gas mileage, but that remains to be seen. Interestingly, the report claims that the second-generation, ICE-powered Bronco will continue to be built on the T6 platform, while the all-electric variant is said to use the TE1 architecture.
We’ve previously speculated that the Bronco Lightning (and other electric trucks and SUVs) would be based on the TE1 platform, while our time driving the ICE Bronco tells us that the T6 platform is good enough to continue for some time to come.