These SUVs left scars showing some cosmetic damage. There are dents and scrapes throughout the body. Of the three Broncos seen in these photos, a bumper and cap in front of the bumper appears closest to the camera. On the other two, the section has visible damage.
One shot offers a great view of the skid plate, and the piece has lots of scraps. This is a good thing though. There are no holes in the panel, so we have to assume that there is no damage to the important mechanical parts protecting it.
This torture test raises the question of what Ford can do with the information. Since the Bronco does not go on sale until spring 2021, there may still be time to tweak some components. Or the company can find out what kind of tough off-road components are later.
It is also worth noting that many Bronco buyers are never going to take their new SUV as challenging as the Rubicon Trail. If Ford engineers can ensure that the vehicle performs there, off-road tasks should be minimized.
Ford is already facing high demand for the new Bronco by making 230,000 reservations and counting. If all these people believe then it will be converted into actual purchase, then it will take about 18 months to fulfill all the requests.