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While 2021 could be the year of the electric pickup, a back-from-the-dead, gas-powered SUV is occupying center stage in the automotive world.

While Tesla, General Motors and others are poised to make a splash with the release of battery-driven trucks, Ford has seized the spotlight with its much-awaited revival of the Ford Bronco.

The Bronco leads the list of 2021’s most anticipated new vehicles, according to analysts and a USA TODAY analysis of industry buzz.

“I would say the Bronco is definitely in the lead,” said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights at car-research site Edmunds. “They’ve put so much product muscle behind it.”

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Much like the Bronco, there are several other cases of automakers reviving the nameplates of vehicles from