The 2021 Ford Bronco is one of the most eagerly awaited vehicle models. Ever since Ford officially debuted the all-new 2021 Bronco in early July, drivers have waited patiently—and perhaps impatiently in some cases—for more details to be released about this iconic model that is making a comeback for the 2021 model year. And yet, there is more Ford Bronco teasers going around after the Ford Bronco Day celebration.

Overall, Ford has remained pretty quiet when it comes to the Bronco. The iconic American automaker has done an impressive job of keeping the details of the Bronco models under wraps. However, they have released many teasers about the Bronco in order to keep drivers’ interest levels high as they await the all-new Bronco’s official release. Ford even hosted a ‘Bronco Day’ in August to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Bronco’s original release. 

One of the most prominent current rumors revolves around many drivers’ suspicions that Ford will release an ultra-off-road-ready Bronco model titled the Bronco Warthog. Keep reading to learn how this rumor came to be and how much weight it actually holds. 

New Trademark 

Most of the rumors that circulate about the Ford Bronco stemmed from Ford trademarking the name ‘Warthog’. Ford recently trademarked the name for passenger automobiles, pickup trucks, and SUVs. 

Many Ford drivers assumed that Ford would apply the ‘Warthog’ name to the all-new Bronco, but Ford could choose to apply that title to virtually any of the vehicles in their lineup. 

Social Media Hints 

Ford hasn’t given the public very much to go off of when it comes to the possibility of an ultra-off-roading-ready Ford Bronco that is tied to the ‘Warthog’ name. In fact, the only true teaser that Ford has released came in the form of a vague Tweet on September 15 from the official Ford Motor Company Twitter account. 

The Tweet that has generated so much hype among Ford drivers and diehard Bronco fans featured an image of a camouflaged Bronco model with all four wheels at least a foot off the ground. This image gives the Bronco the appearance that it is flying. Ford captioned the image “Testing. Testing. Is this thing on? #FordBronco”. Bronco fans ran

with this message and used it as evidence for the upcoming application of the ‘Warthog’ name to the all-new Ford Bronco that is set to be released very soon. 

Those who interpreted Ford’s Tweet as a teaser for a Bronco Warthog suggested that the image of the Bronco with all 4 wheels off the ground is a reference to the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft. This aircraft’s nickname is, of course, ‘Warthog’. 

Built for Off-Roading 

Another reason why many Ford drivers believe that Ford will apply the ‘Warthog’ name to the all-new Bronco is that the Bronco is already built for off-roading. In fact, Ford announced at the Bronco Day celebration they hosted that they plan to construct four adventure playgrounds that are designed for off-roading in your Ford Bronco.

The Ford Bronco is back at the baja-1000 in November

The Ford Bronco is back at the baja-1000 in November

Ford has definitely made an effort to emphasize the off-roading capabilities of their Bronco. As such, it would make sense for Ford to design an ultra-off-road-ready Bronco Warthog that further demonstrates the off-roading capabilities of the all-new Bronco models. 

Nothing is Certain 

There is definitely some substantial evidence behind the theory that Ford will release an off-roading-focused Bronco Warthog model in the near future. 

However, it is important to keep in mind that nothing is certain yet. Ford has not officially announced the Bronco Warthog and, until they do, the rumors that are circulating among Ford drivers and auto critics alike hold little weight. Only time will tell what’s really in store for the Bronco and the Warthog name.