2021 Ford Bronco

Bucking Bronco.

Ford has finally released all the details of the new Bronco, After all the sneak peeks and detail leeks we can see it in all its glory. Jeep finally has a proper competitor to the wrangler, well in theory at least. Based on the preliminary spec sheet it looks good. There are several different specifications starting with Base up to Wildtrak spec. 8 in fact. The focus of the bronco is off-road performance and once again looking at the spec sheet we can see their plan. With a ground clearance of 8.3″ in base trim to 11.5″ on the optional 35″ diameter tyres(Standard on Wildtrack, Sasqauch and first edition models).

An impressive approach angle of 43.2 degrees with the 35″ tires or 35.5 degrees on base 30″ tires. With a maximum wading depth of 33.5″ or 850mm on the sasquatch spec is decent too. One could find the perfect bronco for your needs in either 2 or 4 door trim.

Powertrains.

At the outset, there will be 2 engines available both of which are petrol units. The base engine option is the 2.3l Ecoboost 4 pot which already does duty in a few of ford products. It has projected outputs of 270hp (200kw) and 310lb-ft (420nm) of torque. the other option is the 2.7l Ecoboost V6 as found in the F150 and others. This unit is projected to produce 310hp (231kw) and 400lb-ft (542nm) of torque. Both engines come mated to a 7-speed auto as standard with the first ratio being a crawler gear. There is an optional 10-speed auto available for both engines and a manual box but that’s only available for the 2.3 model. I am not sure if a diesel engine will be added to the line up in the future but I don’t think so.

Outside and Inside.

Both Bronco two- and four-door models make the open-air experience quick, easy and fun. Two-door models come with a standard three-section roof system. Four-door models have four removable roof sections – left and right front panels, a full-width centre panel and a rear section. Roof panels on all models can be removed by one person by unlocking the latches
from the interior. First-row panels stow away onboard on two-door models.

A multifunction colour LCD instrument panel is front and centre with the transmission shifter/selector and G.O.A.T. Modes controller in the centre console. Attachment points are built into the instrument panel to mount a
bring-your-own-device rack, with 12-volt power connections to easily mount cameras, navigation units, phones or other devices.

Further setting Bronco ahead of the off-road competition is an available segment-exclusive 12- inch SYNC® 4 system with over-the-air updates and seamless integration to the FordPass Performance app with off-road navigation a Bronco class-exclusive feature that allows owners to easily plan, navigate and share their off-road adventures. The SYNC system also displays the available 360-degree camera system with class-exclusive off-road spotter views to provide additional visibility in technical pursuits such as rock crawling.

There is a great trail mapping solution with over 1000 curated trail maps from provider NeoTreks’ AccuTerra®. Pricing for the new bronco looks to start at about $29,995 for the base 2-door.

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