Whether Ford was sandbagging all along, it recently announced revised performance numbers for both base and available powerplants for its more rugged companion to the Bronco Sport. The turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder is now officially rated at 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, which is up from the originally stated 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet. The optional turbo 2.7-liter V-6 is rated at 330 horses and 415 pound-feet (originally 310/400). Note that premium fuel is required to enjoy the added power, otherwise the lower values will likely prevail.

Ford has upped the power levels of the four- and six-cylinder engines for the upcoming Bronco. Max is 330 horses. PHOTO: FORD

The long-awaited Bronco has a couple of surprises up its sleeve: