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We now know what the front of the 2021 Ford Bronco looks like

Ford is teasing Bronco news leading up to the July 13 reveal date.

Photo by Getty Images; Smartphone content courtesy of @FordBronco, Instagram

The Ford Bronco Instagram account let a bit of news slip out today. We now know what the face of the 2021 Ford Bronco will look like.

In a short video teaser, a CGI version of the Bronco sits in the dark. Crickets chirp in the background. Then, a thrust of sound. The headlights turn on. Whamo, blamo, that's the Bronco. Watch it for yourself below.

Here's what AutomotiveMap's team noticed.

The headlights and circular with horizontal lines of high beams that run through the center. It's hard to see the model coming with anything other than standard LED headlights with that dynamic a signature.

The "Bronco" is across the grille, perfectly spaced. The lettering itself doesn't look illuminated but it does appear silver and sit on a black grille, which isn't perfectly rectangular.

2021 Ford Bronco Teaser Photo courtesy of @FordBronco, Instagram

Then we scrolled down. Below the new video on @FordBronco, there's another image. Flanking a vintage Bronco are photos of the front right and left of the model. Here you can see knobby tires, flared fenders, black housing around the headlights, and extended folding black mirrors. The lighting is able to be seen a little better in these photos and is almost certainly all-LED.

The body appears like spy photos have been showing for years - upright and square-like - exactly how you'd want a Bronco to be.

The wait to see the Bronco is nearly over. The model now debuts on July 13 after a bit of a brouhaha surrounding its original debut date and its link to O.J. Simpson. Stay tuned to AutomotiveMap for more teaser analysis leading up to the big day.

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Ford Motor Company's financial services arm is offering relief to its customers.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Credit Company, the financial services arm of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has activated a disaster relief program to allow customers affected by the recent serve winter weather in Texas. The program allows certain qualifying customers impacted by Winter Storm Uri to be able to delay monthly payments.

"We care about our customers and understand many of them are going through a very difficult time right now," said Shannon Mokhiber, vice president, North America Business Center Operations. "We want to help and are offering them some time to recover."

The offer, which extends the deadline for up to two monthly payments, is available only to Ford Credit customers in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -declared disaster area who are leasing or have purchased vehicles with financing from Ford Credit or Lincoln Automotive Financial Services. Over 60 Texas counties were part of FEMA's recent Texas Severe Winter Storms (DR-4586-TX). It is currently categorized as an active disaster.

Pedestrians walk on along a snow-covered street on February 15, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images

Customers may initiate a payment deferral immediately using the Ford Credit Account Manager digital tool or may call this toll-free number: 1-800-723-4016. Customers in other areas who need help are encouraged to contact the company. The financial services company will send postcards and/or emails with information on how to request help to customers in the affected areas.

Nearly all Texans were at least somewhat impacted by the early February storm, which left left dozens of residents dead, millions without power, and nearly 15 million with water issues. "All 254 counties will have been impacted in some way by the freeze," Lee Loftis, director of government affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, told The Texas Tribune. "That is just unheard of."

Houstonians are also able to receive additional relief for disaster-related issues. The Harris County Appraisal District announced that Houstonians whose home saw at least 15 percent damage and who live in a disaster-declared area are entitled to a temporary exemption of a portion of the appraised value of the property, according to CultureMap reporting.

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The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be the next member of the company's all-electric family.

Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

There's a new Porsche car coming and despite the way it looks, it's not a fresh all-electric Panamera. It's the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. The car was spied on the roads east of Weissach, Germany, doing its finally testing wearing very little camouflage.

We already know that the underpinnings of the new car are pretty much the same as what's in the Taycan sedan. Its outside isn't too dissimilar from the Taycan either, with much of the face holding the family looks and its back getting a sport wagon treatment that's similar to the Panamera - new fenders a longer roof, and a hatchback. The car also has an increased ride height.

And that's just what we can see from the photos. The car was darting along the countryside between frozen farmland and snow-covered forests. Porsche has confirmed many of these details and they were the ones that released the photos of the car testing - something usually left up to a spy photographer but in a COVID world, here we are.

They also released a video showcasing the car and its testing journey, featuring Stefan Weckbach, Vice President of the Taycan product line at Porsche. Take a watch.

The Camouflaged Taycan Cross Turismo Hits the Road www.youtube.com

Just a few days later, Porsche released video of the inside of the Taycan Cross Turismo, giving enthusiasts a peek behind the scenes on its development.

Taycan Cross Turismo - Inner Space www.youtube.com

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is expected to be fully revealed later this year.

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